Our curriculum empowers you to ask big questions and create big ideas. It is our responsibility—and joy—to help you figure out what you are good at and why those talents are good for the world.

Diversify Your Thinking

As a liberal arts student, you are challenged to excel in your chosen major and minor course studies, and encouraged to explore other subject areas. Our course requirements, known as our College Distribution, enable you to expand your knowledge by taking courses outside your comfort zones to compare broader themes across the Liberal Arts. Your professors will dare you to diversify your thinking to gain a wider worldview that will prepare you for any career after graduation. You will learn to think, write and speak clearly and critically, so you can seek truth about God, yourself, and society, and contribute to your families, communities, businesses and professions. 

Get ahead of the pack. From the moment you step onto campus, take advantage of our award winning faculty who will walk alongside you as your boldest goals are realized. Haven't decided on a major just yet? You are not alone - many Liberal Arts students begin their first year looking to test their talents and find the right pathway. We are a great place to explore. Learn about one of our more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors.

Discover your path to success in the liberal arts

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. Our Discover students have the opportunity to diversify their thinking through multiple subject areas to determine which of those areas they find most fulfilling.

Reimagine Our World

Liberal Arts students learn not just to understand, but to also create positive change. Our students lean into the Duquesne Mission of "Serving God by Serving Students" and providing "Service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world." You are encouraged to question societal norms and use skills learned in the classroom to build a society that is more fair, just and prosperous. 

Building a better Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of our mission since the beginning. Whether you go into healthcare, government and politics, sports, education, law, religion or any other industry, Duquesne graduates attain meaningful success and impact their circles big and small.

Take the Next Step

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Next Steps as an Admitted Student

Once you're accepted into the College of Liberal Arts, you're one step closer toward reaching your goals. Come experience Duquesne's campus as an accepted student.

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Join Us for a Campus Visit

Meet with faculty and staff from the College, tour classrooms in College Hall, see students' favorite spots and learn more about your life as a liberal arts student at Duquesne!

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Explore our 30+ Majors and Minors

Expand your horizons by combining multiple areas of interest to help you achieve your bigger goals and fulfill your sense of purpose.

Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

I'm a part of a Catholic Climate Covenant pilot where we will explore how we can best care for the environment through reflection, scripture, and conversation. I love that I can use my political science major to view this from a policy point of view and can also use my Catholic studies knowledge to offer a more religious perspective on how to best care for creation. Blending these two together definitely makes for a multifaceted approach when looking at environmental issues. 

Braden NilesPolitical Science & Catholic Studies student

My American Politics and Policy concentration within my major gave me the opportunity to work on the gubernatorial campaign for Josh Shapiro. Having this concentration felt daunting at first, but it has been worthwhile as it has helped me to broaden my educational and professional opportunities.

Kendal NasiadkaPolitical Science student

Duquesne brought leaders in my industry right to campus to initiate connections in Pittsburgh. Those connections with professors, alumni and other guests played a pivotal role in helping me land my first job right out of college and beyond.

Shelby CassesseA'15, Broadcast Journalism & Public Relations

Upcoming Events

Global Health Ethics

Duquesne-PennWest Conference on Global Bioethics

The inaugural event of this biannual conference will be held at Duquesne University on...

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  • Power Center Ballroom
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Liberal Arts Accreditations & Affiliations

Duquesne's College of Liberal Arts has accredited programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • State Board of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • American Council on Education
  • Catholic College Coordinating Council
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities
  • Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
  • Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
  • Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools
  • Association of Graduate Schools in Catholic Universities
  • Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools
  • Pennsylvania Association of Graduate Schools

Contact Liberal Arts

Hali Evans, MSOD

Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Liberal Arts

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Undergraduate Office

Graduate Office