Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

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It’s time for bigger goals.

At Duquesne University, it’s our responsibility and joy to help you dig into what you’re good at and discover why it’s good for the world. We want you to become the kind of problem-solver who always thinks bigger—and whose ingenuity is driven by compassion and empathy. 

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. New majors include Applied Math, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Health Sciences, and Public Health. 

Our faculty are genuine teacher-scholars. Curiosity and tenacity drive their research and creativity, making their classrooms exciting places to be. They’re equally enthusiastic about your future, walking alongside you to help you realize your boldest goals. With an average student-faculty ratio of 14:1, your professors will know you by name. 

Want to study abroad? At Duquesne, you can choose from more than 35 semester-long and short-term programs, including opportunities to study in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Latin America.

An investment that pays dividends for a lifetime
Our outstanding academics and affordable cost make Duquesne the #51 “Best Value School” in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The University is also recognized for “high economic value per dollar” by publications such as Forbes and Money magazine. Visit duq.edu/affordability for scholarship opportunities, payment plan details, and more.

Pittsburgh: A great place to learn and live
Our campus offers a best-of-both-world’s location in the heart of Pittsburgh: park-like, safe, and secluded yet within walking distance of all the opportunities a major city can offer. Students gain practical experience through fieldwork, research projects, and internships at major corporations, health care systems, schools, and other organizations in Pittsburgh. They also enjoy the opportunity to walk to Pittsburgh’s cultural district, pro sports stadiums, shops, and restaurants. 

Campus amenities include a multi-level Power Center, which houses a recreation and fitness center and a Barnes & Noble. 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. Take a virtual campus tour at duq.edu/tour. 

Have fun, get involved 
We have more than 250 student organizations in areas such as academics, governance, spirituality, politics, service, performing arts, media, and sports. Duquesne also offers plenty of opportunities for students to get involved in—or root for!—our athletic teams.
Students get into most NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports games for
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 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% of our students go on to graduate school. Our network of Duquesne alumni is more than 98,000 strong, working in all types of organizations across the nation and around the world.



Ranked #51 among “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report


Named one of The Best 385 Colleges in the nation | The Princeton Review, 2020


Ranked #143 among the “Top National Universities” | U.S. News & World Report


(All programs are Bachelor’s degrees unless otherwise noted.)

• 3-3 Early Admissions Law
• Accounting
• Applied Mathematics
• Athletic Training (MAT)
• Binary Engineering (Physics/Engineering)
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business—General
• Catholic Studies
• Chemistry
• Chemistry 4+1 (BS-to-MS)
• Classical Civilizations
• Communication Studies
• Computer Science
• Corporate Communication
• Cybersecurity Studies
• Data Science
• Digital Media Arts
   - Multimedia
   - Web
• Economics (BA, BSBA)
• Education—Early Level (Pre-K–4)
• Education—Middle Level (4–8)
• Education—Secondary Education (7–12)
   - English
   - Latin
   - Mathematics
   - Social Studies
• Education—Undecided
• English
   - Film Studies
   - Literacy
   - Writing
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Finance
• Forensic Science & Law (MS)
• Health Administration
• History
• Information Systems Management
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• International Business
• International Relations
• International Security Studies
• Liberal Arts Self-Designed
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Modern Languages
• Multiplatform Journalism
• Music
• Music with Elective Studies in Business
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Technology
• Music Therapy
• 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 & Advertising
• Rhetoric
• Sociology
   - Criminal Justice
   - Social Justice & Policy
• Spanish
• Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
• Sports Information & Media
• Supply Chain Management
• Theater Arts
• Theology

Minors are available in some schools, including African Studies, Film Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Public Health, Theater Arts, Web Design, and Women’s & Gender Studies.

• Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
   - Biochemistry/Biotechnology
   - Biology/Biotechnology
   - Biology/Education
   - Biology/Environmental Science & Management
   - Chemistry/Biotechnology
   - Chemistry/Education
   - Chemistry/Environmental Science & Management
   - Environmental Science/Environmental Science & 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)

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I chose Duquesne because of their five-year, direct-entry Physician Assistant [PA] program. I like that the program is well respected and has small class sizes and a high PANCE [pass] rate. I also liked that I was able to study abroad, because not every university I looked at allowed PA students to do so.”

    • Sydney Franco '22
  • “There are many reasons why I chose to transfer to Duquesne, but the biggest reason was how welcoming and kind everyone has been to me. I’ve made so many new friends and absolutely love my new home at Duquesne.”

    • Hannah Velasquez '22