The Office of Undergraduate Advising is committed to providing a signature advising experience that promotes holistic learning and understanding of the interdisciplinary DKU curriculum in order to prepare the next generation of scholars and leaders. Academic advising provides undergraduates with academic strategies that reinforce a research-oriented liberal arts and sciences education inclusive of how students learn and develop in pursuit of their academic and career endeavors.
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All undergraduate students entering Duke Kunshan University enter without a major and are assigned an academic advisor. Beginning at New Student Orientation, students will work with their academic advisors, and potentially others, to develop a long-range academic plan, explore degree options, select a major, and choose appropriate student success strategies to navigate college. Students develop personal academic plans that lay out future courses which are selected over remaining semesters and reviewed by advisors to confirm such courses will meet established requirements for graduation.
Once you declare your major, you will be assigned a faculty mentor (who may be your current advisor) to get discipline-specific academic advice and coach you through your Signature Work. Signature Work mentors help students identify major questions, problems, or issues on which they would like to work, and to develop a pathway that includes three thematically linked courses drawn from students’ interdisciplinary studies, disciplinary studies or electives, one or more co-curricular (Practice-Orientated Education) experiences, and two capstone courses in which a student creates a substantial scholarly or creative signature product.