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Here, you'll discover a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to prepare you for success in the field of science and engineering. Our faculty prioritize delivering a high-quality education, offering hands-on research experiences alongside their expertise. Access state-of-the-art facilities including advanced laboratories, modern greenhouses, and well-equipped field stations, essential for developing practical skills vital to your scientific career. Forge invaluable connections through our robust partnerships with local and national research institutions, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaboration with leading scientists and further honing your research abilities.  

Discover Your Path to Success in Science

Whether you consider yourself undecided, undeclared or exploring possible majors, we'll help you find a science career path that is right for you in our Discover Science program.



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Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a comprehensive program that will equip you with the necessary skills for an impactful career across a range of fields. Through engaging research experiences, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to groundbreaking projects focused on enhancing human health.

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Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences empowers you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in your future career pursuits. Whether your ambitions lie in graduate studies, professional schools such as medical, dental, or veterinary programs, or technical positions within laboratories, our curriculum is designed to cater to your individual aspirations.

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The Biotechnology program is designed to equip you with the expertise to excel in both the scientific and business domains of the biotechnology field. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your written presentation abilities through research projects, research internships, and independent study courses.

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Center for Environmental Research & Education

At the Center for Environmental Research and Education, we provide a comprehensive education that nurtures a diverse skillset, empowering students for successful careers and graduate studies in the realm of environmental sciences. We foster a holistic approach that equips you with the knowledge and expertise needed to address environmental challenges and lead transformative positive change on a global scale.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry delivers an immersive and comprehensive education, providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunities necessary to thrive in diverse career paths. With a strong focus on practical application and hands-on experiences, our program is designed to empower you with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles in chemistry and biochemistry.

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Our engineering programs emphasize practical experiences, collaborative research, and real-world projects. This hands-on approach will equip you with the expertise to make a significant impact in the world of engineering, addressing global challenges and contributing to innovative solutions. Whether you're pursuing general, binary, mechanical, environmental, or systems engineering, our programs are designed to empower you for success in your engineering career.

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Forensic Science & Law

The Master's degree program in Forensic Science and Law is specifically designed for individuals like you who have a passion for both the scientific aspects of forensic investigations and the legal framework surrounding them. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines the study of forensic science techniques and principles with a deep understanding of the legal system.

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Math & Computer Science

The department of math and computer science offers a comprehensive curriculum that immerses you in interdisciplinary courses, spanning mathematics and computer science, to build a strong foundation in both disciplines. Our graduate programs provide specialized study in advanced subjects, empowering you to excel in your chosen field and explore emerging domains within the mathematical and computational sciences.

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Whether your goal is academia, industry, or science communication, the department of Physics equips you with the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to excel in your chosen path, preparing you for a rewarding career in scientific innovation. Faculty provide hands-on research opportunities and personalized mentorship, empowering you to engage with scientific discovery.

Hear from Dean Gawalt

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We are proud that our students and faculty are committed to personal and professional excellence and welcome the diverse life experiences that they bring to the School. As you explore our programs, I hope that you will be inspired to join us.

Ellen S. Gawalt, Ph.D. Dean and Professor, School of Science and Engineering


Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

Our community-engaged learning programs promote community interaction, undergraduate research opportunities and student-faculty partnerships within the Pittsburgh community. 

100%of all students participate in community-engaged learning programs.

As part of the Undergraduate Research Program, students participate in ten weeks of research, community engagement, and a research symposium. 

90%knowledge retention rate through experiential learning.

Students work alongside faculty on groundbreaking research projects funded by federal agencies and organizations including the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, the National Institute of Health and World Wildlife Fund.

100%of our tenure-track faculty are undertaking groundbreaking research projects.

Our network of alumni and industry partners working in various sectors and are ready to help you meet other scientists and seek out career opportunities.


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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Build relationships with faculty, post-doctoral students and peers, that will connect you to research, educational and career opportunities.

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Clubs and Organizations

Our student organizations offer leadership roles, networking opportunities, professional development, camaraderie and community engagement opportunities.

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Experiential Learning in Science

Experiential learning in science combines theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on, real-world applications through activities such as laboratory work, field studies, internships, and research projects.

Hear from an Alumna

Madison Uhrin

“My time at Duquesne was more focused on the basics of science research. A lot of the functional skills developed from this experience have carried over to my time at Michigan.”

Madison Uhrin BS Biological Sciences '22
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I Can Help You Reach Your Bigger Goals!

As your enrollment coordinator, I can help you get started on your academic path. Please contact me if you have questions.

Maddy Gormley

Enrollment Coordinator

School of Science and Engineering

Maddy Gormley