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Here, you'll discover a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to prepare you for success in the field of science and engineering. Our faculty prioritize high-quality education, providing hands-on research experiences in areas such as materials science, molecular and cellular biology, environmental policy, and fire and explosives investigations. Engage actively in research endeavors and earn co-authorship in academic publications while forging connections through our robust network of partnerships with local and national research institutions, including the National Aviary and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. 

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Whether you consider yourself undecided, undeclared or exploring possible majors, we'll help you find a science career path that is right for you in our Discover Science program.


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Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a comprehensive program that will equip you with the necessary skills for an impactful career across a range of fields. Through engaging research experiences, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to groundbreaking projects focused on enhancing human health.

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Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences empowers you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in your future career pursuits. Whether your ambitions lie in graduate studies, professional schools such as medical, dental, or veterinary programs, or technical positions within laboratories, our curriculum is designed to cater to your individual aspirations.

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The Biotechnology program is designed to equip you with the expertise to excel in both the scientific and business domains of the biotechnology field. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your written presentation abilities through research projects, research internships, and independent study courses.

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Center For Environmental Research & Education

At the Center for Environmental Research and Education, we provide a comprehensive education that nurtures a diverse skillset, empowering students for successful careers and graduate studies in the realm of environmental sciences. We foster a holistic approach that equips you with the knowledge and expertise needed to address environmental challenges and lead transformative positive change on a global scale.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry delivers an immersive and comprehensive education, providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary to thrive in diverse career paths. With a strong focus on practical application and hands-on experiences, our program is designed to empower you with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles in chemistry and biochemistry.

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Our engineering programs emphasize practical experiences, collaborative research, and real-world projects. This hands-on approach will equip you with the expertise to make a significant impact in the world of engineering, addressing global challenges and contributing to innovative solutions. Whether you're pursuing general, binary, mechanical, environmental, or systems engineering, our programs are designed to empower you for success in your engineering career.

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Forensic Science & Law

The Master's degree program in Forensic Science and Law is specifically designed for individuals like you who have a passion for both the scientific aspects of forensic investigations and the legal framework surrounding them. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines the study of forensic science techniques and principles with a deep understanding of the legal system.

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Math & Computer Science

The department of math and computer science offers a comprehensive curriculum that immerses you in interdisciplinary courses, spanning mathematics and computer science, to build a strong foundation in both disciplines. Our graduate programs provide specialized study in advanced subjects, empowering you to excel in your chosen field and explore emerging domains within the mathematical and computational sciences.

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Whether your goal is academia, industry, or science communication, the department of Physics equips you with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to excel in your chosen path, preparing you for a rewarding career in scientific innovation. Faculty provide hands-on research opportunities and personalized mentorship, empowering you to engage with scientific discovery.

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Here at the School of Science and Engineering, you will engage in the classroom, in labs and out in the field as you learn alongside a supportive network of faculty and students. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Ellen S. Gawalt, Ph.D. Dean and Professor, School of Science and Engineering
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Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

Our community-engaged learning programs promote community interaction, undergraduate research opportunities and student-faculty partnerships within the Pittsburgh community.

100%of all students participate in community-engaged learning programs.

As part of the Undergraduate Research Program, students participate in ten weeks of research, community engagement, and a research symposium.

90%knowledge retention rate through experiential learning.

Students work alongside faculty on groundbreaking research projects funded by federal agencies and organizations including the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, the National Institute of Health and World Wildlife Fund.

100%of our tenure-track faculty are undertaking groundbreaking research projects.

Our network of alumni and industry partners working in various sectors and are ready to help you meet other scientists and seek out career opportunities.

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Research Opportunities

Build relationships with faculty, post-doctoral students and peers, that will connect you to research, educational and career opportunities.

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Optimal Location

Duquesne University is nestled in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA! A vibrant epicenter of biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, fostering a dynamic environment for you to engage with industry leaders and opportunities.

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Clubs and Organizations

Our student organizations offer leadership roles, networking opportunities, professional development, camaraderie and community engagement opportunities.

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Kallie Crawford

"While at Duquesne, I was involved in a number of student organizations, externships, and conducted research - all of which has allowed me to carve my own career path. My unique experience and opportunities are what distinguish me from my peers and make me a competitive job candidate."

Kallie Crawford MS Forensic Science and Law '18
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Madison Uhrin

“My time at Duquesne was more focused on the basics of science research. A lot of the functional skills developed from this experience have carried over to my time at Michigan.”

Madison Uhrin BS Biological Sciences '22
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Robert Beharry

"My time at Duquesne prepared me for teaching responsibilities, classes, and the research phase of the PhD. I was able to get the tools and connections I needed to succeed in a further academic portion of my career."

Robert Beharry BS Physics '20
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I Can Help You Reach Your Bigger Goals!

As your enrollment coordinator, I can help you get started on your academic path. Please contact me if you have questions.

Maddy Gormley

Enrollment Coordinator

School of Science and Engineering

Maddy Gormley