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Why Liberal Arts at Duquesne University

Students walking outside College Hall

Diverse, wide-ranging, and timeless are some of the ways our students have described their educational experience in Liberal Arts at Duquesne. Our graduates are excellent communicators in both written and oral form and work in professional careers related to the non-profit world, healthcare, government and politics, sports, education, law, the religious world, and private industries to name a few.

We are the thinkers, analyzers, and communicators the professional world is seeking.

Critical and Analytical Thinking Skills

We teach students how to think and problem solve. As Duquesne University’s first school of study, the McAnulty College has graduated well-prepared liberal arts students for more than 130 years. Today we are home to approximately 2,000 students enrolled in our 32 undergraduate and 22 graduate and certificate programs .

The Ability to Communicate Effectively

We teach students how to communicate through written and oral communication in an effective and clear manner. Research has shown that this is one of the most desired qualities potential employers seek in new employees.

Faculty that Prepare You for Real-World Careers

As a undergraduate or graduate student in the liberal arts, you’ll learn from faculty who are authors and editors of respected journals and scholarly books, officers in professional organizations, and recipients of national and regional awards for teaching, scholarship, service and ethics. Through their affiliations, we have a reputation of connecting our graduates with meaningful networking opportunities, internships, and careers in their chosen field of study.