Dean's Welcome

A Message from the Dean

Ellen Gawalt, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the Bayer School of Natural & Environmental Sciences

Photo of Dr. Ellen GawaltWelcome to the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
It's time for bigger goals! You are ready to reach your academic and career goals and we are here to help you. College is a four-year journey full of horizon-expanding experiences that we invite you to enjoy at Duquesne. While learning may start in the classroom, here you learn together with your professors in a research setting while studying real-world scientific issues such as neurodegenerative diseases or tracking the trace amounts of toxic elements in soil. You will share your scientific discoveries in-class, at on-campus symposiums and at national conferences allowing you to interact with your peers and experts in your field. You can also join your professors studying abroad over spring break, during the summer or over an entire semester in order to get a new perspective on your trajectory. Closer to home, you can join the student organizations in each department in the Bayer School, which bring science to the community and serve as peer-support networks and as social organizations. After you complete your four years of education, you will be prepared for anything in the workplace or your future academic endeavors. Just see our alumni videos throughout this site. Thank you for visiting and welcome to the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

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