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Undergrad Profile

An education that challenges you.
The values that guide you.
A location that inspires you.
And an experience that will define you.


Duquesne University is a private Catholic institution located in a park-like setting in the city of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans), Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of highereducation in the United States. In an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, students of all races, cultures, and religious traditions are valued and supported.

Choose from more than 80 majors in the Schools of Business, Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Music, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Duquesne also offers a major in biomedical engineering and pioneered the nation’s first dual degree in biomedical engineering and nursing (B.M.E.–B.S.N.).

At Duquesne, one thing you’ll notice right away is the caliber of teaching. Our faculty are among the best educators in their fields, committed to your experience as an undergraduate. The other thing you’ll notice is that with an average student-faculty ratio of 15:1, your professors will know you by name.

Undergraduates from all areas of study can engage in research opportunities early on in their academic career through the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS) held annually each spring.

Many Duquesne students take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Choose from more than 30 semester-long and short-term programs, including programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America. Opportunities include:
• Italian Campus in Rome
• Duquesne Dublin Campus at St. Michael’s House
• Maymester/Summer
• Spring Break Away

Pittsburgh—a great place to learn and live
Our students enjoy a secure 50-acre campus overlooking the city of Pittsburgh. The University’s central location also provides a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community service. Duquesne students gain practical experience through field work, research projects, and internships at Pittsburgh’s major corporations, health care systems, schools, and other organizations. Students also enjoy the opportunity to walk to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, sports stadiums, shopping, and dining.

Approximately 3,900 students live in seven residence halls. Campus amenities include the multi-level Power Center, which houses a recreation and fitness center, a Barnes & Noble bookstore with a Starbucks café, Freshens, and the Red Ring, a full-service restaurant. Eleven dining locations provide a mix of fresh menu selections, which feature made-from-scratch, local, and sustainable food sources and special options for every diet. Coffee—and a place to study or socialize—is never too far away with Starbucks in the Union or one of our Coffee Tree Roasters locations on campus.

Have fun, get involved
Students have many opportunities to get involved. There are more than 200 student organizations in areas such as academics, social, service, governance, spiritual, political, performing arts, media, and sports. Social activities on campus include concerts, comedians, movies, and wing nights. Discounted tickets are also available for many off-campus activities.

Duquesne offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with—or root for!—intercollegiate, club, intramural, and recreational sports.
• Students get into most NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports games free with a student ID.
• Club sports include golf, hockey, rowing, rugby, and tennis.
• Co-ed and intramural sports include
basketball, flag football, dodgeball, racquetball, soccer, street hockey, volleyball, and more.

A great start
Employers recognize the value of a Duquesne University degree. Major employers of Duquesne graduates include Alcoa, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Google, Pittsburgh Public Schools, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Teach For America, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Walgreens. About 30% go on to graduate school in fields such as health, business, education, law, and other graduate programs. The network of Duquesne alumni is more than 89,000 strong, working in all types of organizations across the nation and the world.


Fast Facts
• Approximately 10,000 students
• Students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico,
and 90 countries
• Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
• Average class size of 28 students
• Private 50-acre campus
• 99% of freshmen receiving some type of financial assistance
• Total aid from all sources exceeding $162 million annually 

(Bachelor’s degrees unless
otherwise noted)

• 3-3 Early Admissions Law
• Accounting
• Athletic Training
• Binary Engineering (Physics/Engineering)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering (B.M.E.)
• Business—General
• Chemistry
• Classical Civilization
• Classical Greek
• Classical Languages
• Classical Latin
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Corporate Communication
• Digital Media Arts 
• Economics (B.A. or B.S.B.A.)
• Education—Early Level (PreK-4)
• Education—Middle Level (4-8)
• Education—Undecided
• English (optional concentrations in Film Studies, Literacy Studies, and Writing)
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Finance
• Forensic Science and Law—M.S.
• Health Care Supply Chain Management
• Health Management Systems
• History
• Information Systems Management
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• International Business
• International Relations
• Journalism—Multiplatform
• Legal Studies—Pre-law
• Liberal Arts Self-Designed 
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Modern Languages
• Music
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Technology
• Music Therapy
• Music with Elective Studies in Business 
• Nursing
• Nursing—Second Degree
• Occupational Therapy—O.T.D.
• Pharmacy—Pharm.D.
• Philosophy
• Physical Therapy—D.P.T.
• Physician Assistant—M.P.A.
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Psychology
• Public Relations and Advertising
• Rhetoric
• Secondary Education—English (7-12)
• Secondary Education—Latin (7-12)
• Secondary Education—Mathematics (7-12)
• Secondary Education—Social Studies (7-12)
• Sociology (optional concentrations in Criminal Justice or Social Justice and Policy)
• Spanish
• Speech-Language Pathology—M.S.
• Sports Marketing
• Supply Chain Management
• Theater Arts
• Theology

Minors are available for students in some schools. Minors include African Studies, Film Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Theater Arts, Web Design, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Dual-degree Programs
Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
- Biochemistry/Biotechnology
- Biology/Biotechnology
- Biology/Education
- Biology/Environmental Science and Management
- Chemistry/Biotechnology
- Chemistry/Education
- Chemistry/Environmental Science and Management
- Environmental Science/
  Environmental Science and Management
- Physics/Education
• B.S.B.A./B.A.
- Select any combination of majors—one from Palumbo Donahue School of Business and one from McAnulty College of Liberal Arts.
• B.S.B.A./J.D.
- Work with your School of Business advisor to meet degree requirements and apply to the School of Law for acceptance into the dual-degree program.
• B.M.E./B.S.N.
- Duquesne created the first dual biomedical engineering and nursing degree in the nation.
• School of Education Dual-Degree Programs (B.A./B.S.Ed. unless otherwise indicated)
- English
- History/Social Studies
- Latin (K-12)
- Mathematics (B.A. or B.S./B.S.Ed.)

This list subject to change