Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Theology Majors and Minors

At Duquesne University there are a number of opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue research and scholarship. We strongly encourage theology majors and minors who desire to pursue graduate studies to participate in undergraduate research with the support of our internationally and nationally and internationally recognized faculty scholars.


Sponsored by Duquesne's Office of Research:

Duquesne University Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Held annually each spring by the Office of Research, the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) provides Duquesne University undergraduates the opportunity to share their research and other forms of scholarship with faculty, peers, and the local community.The Symposium encourages undergraduates from all areas of study to engage in research opportunities early on in their academic career.

Check the URSS website for deadlines and additional information.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Scheid

Recent Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Title: Say Yes to the Dress Goes to Church: A Feminist Theological Analysis of Catholic Marriage Preparation in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Author: Maggie Ballantyne (Award: Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Spiritan Studies Award for Undergraduate Research: $250)

Title: Rioting Gender in Post-Soviet Russia: The Implications of Political and Doctrinal Rhetoric on Human Rights
Author: Kaitlyn Clem (Award: Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Research Award: $500), Presenter at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Memphis

Undergraduate Research Conference Presentations

Duquesne University English Graduate Conference on Cross-Currents: Finding Fluidity in Identity, Discipline, and Media
Arianna Lower, Presenter