Discover Business – Undecided

Are you still deciding on a major? That’s okay! Many students begin college before they decide on a major, and many students change their major at some point in their academic journey.

First Semester Experiences 

You will take our First-Year Innovation Class during your first semester at Duquesne. This collaborative experience will give you the opportunity to see how our majors operate together in a corporate setting, as you work in a team with other first-year business students to solve a real-world problem for a real organization. Working with your team will give you the opportunity to interact with students in a variety of majors, and your team mentor will be a valuable resource for major and career advice. Teams have the opportunity to present their solutions to the organization’s executives and compete for cash prizes and a great resume line. 

First Steps 

    • Meet with your dedicated Student Success Coach.
    • Attend Center for Student Success events.
    • Join at least one student organization!
    • Connect with the Center for Career Development:
    • Job shadowing
    • Internships
    • Coffee meet-ups
    • Career Fairs
    • Resume and cover letter development


As a Business student, courses can double and even triple count towards degree requirements, which means you have more opportunity to double major or pick up multiple minors! No need to commit to just one passion.

The first four semesters of a business student’s journey are dedicated to building foundational knowledge, exploring areas of study, and meeting BRIDGES requirements.

When you apply, select the “Discover” option as an area of interest overall or as a major option within business. Learn more about the Discover program at Duquesne.

Program Information

Considering possible majors? Finding a way to combine interests? That’s good! Many students begin college before they decide on a major, and many students change their major at some point in their academic journey.




Prospective and accepted students should contact Ariana Williams. Current students should contact their dedicated Student Success Coach, Katie Noel.

Ariana Williams

Prgm. Director, Recruitment and Student Services

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

Ariana Williams

Katie Noel

Student Success Coach

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

Katie Noel

Our Bridges Curriculum

Along with your Business courses, you will also take Duquesne's Bridges Common Learning Experience curriculum. Bridges prepares you for what's next and ensures that you'll never have to narrow your ambitions. 

Center for Student Success

Our Center for Student Success (CSS) ensures that business students receive a comprehensive experience, from their first contact with the School as high school students through graduation and their transition to alumni. 

The Center is home to the School's success coaches, admissions/recruitment team, and representatives from the Center for Career Development.
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