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Research Opportunities

The following Opportunities are Available at Duquesne University for Theology Majors and Minors to Pursue Research:

Sponsored by the Office of Research:
Undergraduate Summer Research Grant - a competitive grant that will help support a small-scale research project. Students may apply individually for a $500 award or may apply as a group for an award of $1,500. Funding may be used for supplies, materials or travel related to the student's research. Funding may NOT be used for a salary or stipend for the student. Students must have a faculty advisor for their project.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship - a highly competitive fellowship that will be awarded to ONE undergraduate student so that they may conduct a more in-depth study of a topic. This fellowship carries a stipend of $3,500 and the expectation is that the student will work full-time on the project for an 8-10 week period during the summer at an hourly rate agreed upon by their department. Students must be in good academic standing and have a faculty mentor who is willing supervise their work during the summer months.

The deadline for submission is December 21, 2015. A PDF of each application is attached, but students may also access the full application by visiting

Participation in the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

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Theology at Duquesne University

In our Department of Theology, the conversation between faith and culture becomes intellectually alive as students and teachers engage scripture, tradition, experience, and contemporary thought in search of understanding.
Students from various faith backgrounds and from many parts of the world come here to study Theology. They benefit from the riches of Catholic theology and rigorous critical inquiry in a setting where we understand that religious questions are real and important, both for you and for the world.

At Duquesne University you can explore the riches of the Catholic tradition not only through coursework, but also through Duquesne's Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Duquesne's Spiritan Campus Ministry. Whether you are looking to prepare for a graduate program in theological studies, a career in ministry, or learn more about your faith tradition--stop by the 6th floor of Fisher Hall or email us to see if our program is the right fit for you!

The Theology Major

Major (CORE +9)
University Core Class (UCOR)
27 credits (9 classes) at 200-level or above
Desired Distribution:
Biblical Studies (2)
Religion & Theology (3)
Ethical Studies (2)
Electives (2)

The Theology Minor

Minor (CORE +4)
University Core Class (UCOR)
12 credits (4 classes) at 200-level or above
No Distribution

Recent Course Offerings

Recent Course Offerings

  • Global & Cultural Perspectives 
  • Judaism, Christianity & Islam
  • Biblical and Historical Perspectives
  • Ancient Egypt: Language, Literature, Culture & Biblical Connections
  • Approaches to Black and African Theology 
  • Women & Christianity
  • Faith & Atheism
  • Foundations of Christian Belief
  • Global Diversity: Churches & Their Cultural Contexts
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Marriage
  • Sexuality, Sex & Morality
  • Theological Views of the Person
  • Theology, Media & Pop Culture
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Theological Ethics

Declaring Theology as Major/Minor

How do I declare a Theology major or minor?

All students must officially declare their major or minor in Theology by completing a Major and Minor declaration Form. Majors and minors may be declared at the same time on the same form. After completing the form, students should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss their course schedules.

1. Log in to DORI.
2. In the upper right corner, click on INDEX.
4. Under BACHELOR'S PROGRAMS in the center of the page, click on RESOURCES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS.
6. Just fill out the online form and you're done!