Opportunities and Activities at the Bayer School
Undergraduate Research Program
The Undergraduate Research Program provides students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science-related fields. This program offers students the opportunity to experience science through the successes and failures of scientific research. Students are encouraged to start research as early as their freshman year, allowing them to gain as much experience as possible.
Service Learning Program
Service Learning in the science curriculum provides a rich opportunity for students to learn while contributing to the greater Pittsburgh community.
By participating in organized curricular projects that address community needs, students enhance their academic knowledge, hone their skills, and cultivate civic responsibility. Examples of science service-learning experiences include tutoring, environmental data monitoring, and volunteering as a leader in community activities.
Exploring the Environment of China
Exploring the Environment of China is a study abroad program that encourages students to observe, discuss, and analyze China's philosophy and approach as it pertains to environmental topics.
Since 2004, Duquesne University has provided science students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current environmental issues in China, as well as gain a first-hand study of Chinese culture and art, a result of 5,000 years of artistic, philosophical, and political evolution.
This Study Abroad program includes visits to the Forbidden City, Peking Opera, Chinese Acrobatics, Traditional Chinese Hospitals, Cloisonné Studios, along with a field experience at Huang Hua Cheng Pass. Duquesne students have the opportunity to interact with Chinese university students in both seminars and informal social functions.
Duquesne students conduct environmental research investigations beforehand, and then add documentation to that report while in China.
Duquesne University recognizes the importance of the study abroad experience in shaping young adults who are intellectually aware, culturally sensitive, and professionally prepared to become global citizens of the twenty-first century. Duquesne University offers a variety of study abroad programs, including:
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- University of Aberdeen, Scotland
- University of Dundee, Scotland
Careers in Science
You'll find career information about new niches in science, hot links to science career sites, and going on to graduate school.
Pre-Medical Professions Program
Students seeking a career in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements, plus a science-based liberal arts education, opportunities for research, and hands-on experience in their chosen field.
Internships and Research
Internship opportunities are available for Bayer School students at many of the leading scientific companies and organizations.
Take a look at current job markets that are showing employment growth in the sciences. View discussions and Day-in-the-Life looks at many of these markets that are available on Science Magazine's NextWave site.