The Focus Program (FOCUS) is an exciting opportunity for first-semester Duke students to be exposed to ideas from the vantage point of different disciplines across the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. We offer 18 interdisciplinary clusters that nurture your intellectual curiosity and sense of academic adventure. Each cluster provides a range of interrelated seminars and features a community element while fulfilling your Duke curriculum requirements.
Dr. Edna Andrews, Director of FOCUS
Phone: (919) 660-3142, or
Dr. Yana Lowry, Assistant Director of FOCUS
Phone: (919) 684-9371
Denise Leathers, M.A., Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: (919) 684-9370
Your first year at Duke will include many experiences. To help you navigate through these, we offer a number of signature opportunities that promote active inquiry and engagement. The Focus Program is one such opportunity.
Our program is an excellent way for incoming students to get acclimated to campus life, explore a variety of disciplines, experience in- and outside-of-classroom learning, engage with faculty, and position themselves for future success.
Duke Faculty find that teaching in the Focus Program is a rewarding experience. If you would like to be a part of this innovative program, or you would like to teach in a particular cluster, we would like to hear from you.
For more detailed information, visit How to Apply. And if you have any questions, email us at email@example.com.