About Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to innovative research and education. State-of-the-art equipment such as mass and NMR spectrometers, X-ray diffraction equipment, and a supercomputer keep the department at the forefront of current research techniques. Year-round research opportunities are available to students at all academic levels.
The department currently has 17 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students, and 80 undergraduate students.
What's So Exciting about Chemistry at Duquesne University?
Chemistry is about taking risks, thinking creatively, and learning to work well with others. Students interested in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are highly motivated to learn.
Their ability to think and to reason on their own, together with a willingness to ask questions, is crucial in chemistry, where curiosity is the key to great discoveries.
Personal Attention and Mentoring
At Duquesne University, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides personalized attention and mentoring, contemporary curricula, and state-of-the-art research facilities. The chemistry and biochemistry baccalaureate programs offer an exciting and challenging course of undergraduate studies, which include not only a general education component but a technical chemistry component as well.
Nationally Recognized, Research-Active Faculty
Our undergraduate courses are taught by faculty who are nationally recognized experts in their disciplines. Research-active faculty bring their unique perspectives to the classroom, adding depth to their courses. Undergraduates have the opportunity to collaborate with our faculty on research projects, learning the skills necessary to become independent scientists.
Degrees Offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry
• Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biochemistry
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Chemistry
• B.S. Chemistry/M.S. Education
• B.S. Chemistry/M.S. Environmental Science & Management
» Research Thesis M.S.
» Non-Thesis M.S.
• Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry