Science With Purpose

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of science, including biology, biotechnology, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, forensic science and physics. Our faculty members are renowned experts in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing a high-quality education and hands-on research opportunities. With our state-of-the-art facilities, which comprise advanced laboratories, modern greenhouses, and well-equipped field stations, you can undertake cutting-edge research and acquire hands-on experience that will equip you with the practical skills necessary for a thriving career in the science industry. Our strong partnerships with local and national research institutions will grant you unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with leading scientists, broaden your understanding, and enhance your skills. Our unwavering commitment to delivering a challenging and engaging educational experience ensures that you are well-prepared to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of science.

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We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our programs in biomedical engineering, general engineering, math, computer science and other related fields. By consolidating all of the University's STEM units into one school, we've created a hub for collaboration, fostering new opportunities for research and education, and preparing students for the increasing demand for engineers in the U.S.

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Biomedical Engineering

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Biological Sciences

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Center for Environmental Research & Education

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Forensic Science & Law

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Math and Computer Science

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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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Community-Engaged Learning Programs

Our Community-Engaged Learning programs are designed to help students explore the interrelationship of science, social engagement and service action projects.

Hear from an Alum

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"My time at Duquesne has been a really great experience. I joined various student organizations and became part of the Duquesne community. And then my research allowed me to become part of a larger community, where I could use my skills to help improve the environment."

Mikayla Bayto B.S. in Environmental Science

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Undergraduate Student Success Coach, School of Science and Engineering

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Dee Dawson

Student Success Coach, School of Science and Engineering

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