Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

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more heart. More spirit. More opportunity.

Duquesne University is a private Catholic institution located in a park-like setting in the city of Pittsburgh. In an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, students of all races, cultures, and religious traditions are valued and supported. 

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Distinctive programs and opportunities
Choose from more than 85 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.

Our faculty, among the best educators in their fields, are committed to your experience as an undergraduate. With an average student-faculty ratio of 14:1, your professors will know you by name.

Want to study abroad? Choose from more than 35 semester-long and short-term programs, including programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.

A great school at a great price
Our outstanding academics and affordable cost place Duquesne in the top 50 of the “Great Schools, Great Prices” list (U.S. News & World Report) and among the top 100 “best values” in private schools nationwide (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance).

Pittsburgh—a great place to learn and live
The University’s central location provides a perfect laboratory for off-campus learning and community service. Duquesne students gain practical experience through fieldwork, 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. 

Campus amenities include the multilevel Power Center, which houses a recreation and fitness center and a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Eleven dining locations, including Chick-fil-A, provide a mix of fresh menu selections and feature made-from-scratch, local, and sustainable food sources, plus special options for every diet. Coffee—and a place to study or socialize—is never too far away with Starbucks and other coffee spots on campus. 

Have fun, get involved
There are more than 250 student organizations in areas such as academics, social, service, governance, spiritual, political, performing arts, media, and sports. 
Duquesne offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved with—or root for!—our sports teams.
• 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 Apple, 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. The network of Duquesne alumni is more than 96,000 strong, working in all types of organizations across the nation and around the world. 


85 undergraduate majors
Wherever you want to go in life, we have a program to help you get there.

#Pittsburgh is a top-ranked city for livability, affordability, recreation, and more.
Internships. Networking. Concerts. Games. Plays. Good eats. The great outdoors. It’s all just a short walk away from our self-contained campus. Our location is one of the top reasons students choose us.

14:1 student-faculty ratio
Our faculty are world-renowned scholars and researchers, and they’ll get to know you by name.

99% of freshmen receive financial assistance

Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (the Spiritans), Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States.

28 average undergrad class size

When you apply for admission, you’ll be automatically considered for scholarships. And you can feel good knowing Duquesne is ranked as a “best value” university by U.S. News & World Report. 

50-acre private campus

35 study abroad locations
Explore other cultures, expand your thinking, and become a more global citizen almost anywhere in the world. 

250+ student organizations
No matter what your interest, you’ll find your crowd here.

(Bachelor’s degrees unless otherwise noted) 
• 3-3 Early Admissions Law
• Accounting
• Athletic Training 
• Binary Engineering (Physics/Engineering)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering  
• Business—General
• Chemistry
• Classical Civilizations
• Classical Latin
• Communication Studies
• Computational and Applied Math
• Computer Science
• Corporate Communication 
• Cybersecurity Studies
• Data Science
• Digital Media Arts 
- Multimedia or Web 
• Economics (BA or BSBA)
• 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 (MS) 
• Health Management Systems
• History 
• Information Systems Management
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• International Business
• International Relations 
• International Security Studies
• Journalism—Multiplatform
• 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 (MSOT or OTD)
• Pharmacy (PharmD)
• Philosophy
• Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Physician Assistant (MPAS)
• 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 (MS)
• Sports Information and Media
• Supply Chain Management 
• Theater Arts
• Theology 

Minors are available for students in some schools. Minors include African Studies, Film Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Public Health, 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
• Biomedical Engineering/Math
• Biomedical Engineering/Nursing BSN
• School of Education Dual-Degree Programs (BA/BSEd unless otherwise indicated)
- English
- History/Social Studies
- Latin (K-12)
- Mathematics (BA or BS/BSEd)

This list subject to change

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