Duke Kunshan University to Launch Undergraduate Degree Program in 2018

Duke Kunshan University, a leading Sino-foreign university jointly set up by Duke University in the U.S. and Wuhan University in China, has launched its first undergraduate programme.

Duke Kunshan will welcome the inaugural class in its undergraduate degree program in August 2018. The four-year bachelor’s degree program is based in the liberal arts and sciences tradition that emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and exploration.

Courses will be taught in English and will be primarily conducted in small-sized, discussion-based classes. Overall, Duke Kunshan will have a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.

Duke Kunshan will initially offer eight undergraduate majors designed to equip students for either further study or immediate employment in settings where they will be expected to draw on knowledge from multiple fields in order to succeed. The initial eight majors are:

  • Material science with a focus in physics
  • Political economy with a focus in political science
  • Environmental science with a focus in chemistry
  • Environmental science with a focus in public policy
  • Global health with a focus in public policy
  • Global health with a focus in biology
  • Global China studies with a focus in history
  • Applied mathematics with a focus in computation

Graduates of the program will receive a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, an institution consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, as well as a degree from Duke Kunshan University approved by China’s Ministry of Education.

The application process closes on 3 January for the first undergraduate programme, starting in August 2018.

By the time the inaugural class of students declare their majors in 2020, there will be a choice of about 20 majors, including Economics, Data Science and Big Data, Material Science/Physics, Political Economy/Political Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, History, Global health, Biology, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and more.

International students from outside of Chinese mainland are required to submit either their SAT or ACT test scores. All enrolled students are automatically entered into consideration for the scholarship.

Applications for the new undergraduate courses are now open through the Common Application system with applications closing on January 3, 2018: http://www.commonapp.org/school/duke-kunshan-university

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