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Due to continuing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are anticipating that Duke Summer Session 2021 courses will be offered online.  If circumstances allow and Duke is able to offer in-person or hybrid courses, as well as additional online options, we will update this website accordingly.

Duke academic departments are working on their summer offerings. The projected list of courses below is a work in progress. This list will continue to grow over the fall and winter so please check back periodically for updates. Cross-listed sections are not listed at this time. This projected course list is provided to assist you in academic planning.

After February 8th see the course schedule on DukeHub for the most up-to-date course information.

Please direct all questions to: summer@duke.edu.

General Information about Course Levels

  • 0 - 99 – Advanced Placement credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars, First-Year Writing.
  • 100 - 199 -- Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills / activity courses.
  • 200 - 399 -- Undergraduate courses above introductory level.
  • 400 - 499 -- Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses.
  • 500 - 699 -- Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates.

Maximum Course Load. The maximum course load for Trinity College students for one 6-week term of the summer session is two courses, one of which may be a laboratory science course. Students in Pratt School of Engineering must make an appointment with their Academic Dean in order to discuss taking more than one laboratory course in one 6-week session. In addition, a student may enroll in a physical education activity course for one-half course credit or an applied music course for one-quarter or one-half course credit, not to exceed a total of 2.5 course credits in the 6-week term. A greater load may be possible on rare occasions with the approval of the student's dean or the appropriate director of graduate studies. Visiting students must obtain approval for an overload from the director of the Summer Session. 

The maximum program for one 4-week term of the summer session is one course. In addition, a student may enroll in a physical education activity course or tutorial for one-half course credit or a music lesson for one-quarter course credit.

Concurrent registration in a 4-week course and a 6-week course is not permitted under normal circumstances.

Minimum Enrollment Required. Some courses are offered subject to minimum enrollments. If a course must be canceled because of insufficient enrollment, this decision is made as early as possible in an attempt to avoid undue hardship on students. Students already enrolled in a course to be canceled will be notified immediately. If at all possible, courses are offered as scheduled.