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
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
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.
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
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.