Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Students are required to take at least 124 credit hours to complete the B.S. in Chemistry degree. View the course curriculum.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
Students are required to take at least 126 credit hours to complete the B.S. in Biochemistry degree. View the course curriculum.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Chemistry
Students are required to take at least 127 credit hours to complete the B.S. in Environmental Chemistry degree. View the course curriculum.
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry
Students are required to take at least 122 credit hours to complete the B.A. in Biochemistry degree. View the course curriculum.
Dual Degree Programs
» B.S. Chemistry/M.S. Environmental Science & Management
» B.S. Chemistry/ M.S. Education.
Find out more about the dual degree programs.
Undergraduate Research Program
The Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Mylan School of Pharmacy, the National Science Foundation and the departments and faculty of the University.
The goal of the Undergraduate Research Program is to provide students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science related fields. This program provides students the opportunity to experience science through the successes and failures of scientific research. Students are encouraged to start research as early as their freshman year, allowing students to gain as much experience as possible. The NSF has reported that students who participate in research, enjoy the sciences and finish their degree in their field, while others tend to give up or feel that science is not for them. Duquesne University would like its students to start enjoying their science careers as early as possible.
Academic Year Program for Research
Students interested in working in a research laboratory during the school year may do so for credit or on a volunteer basis. Some funding may be available through individual faculty grants. Students can also review faculty interests (organized by department) on the web and then make an appointment to talk to individuals regarding research possibilities.
Individual Attention and Mentoring
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a dynamic, motivated faculty that takes pride in the success of its students. It is our belief that students should receive individual attention during their entire undergraduate career.
Each student plans a course of study in his or her first year in close cooperation with a faculty advisor, and the student's progress is closely coordinated with his or her developing interests.
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliates chapter at Duquesne has been nationally recognized. We offer an American Chemical Society accredited course of study which includes traditional training in chemistry, along with progressive and interdisciplinary studies.