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Opportunities and Activities

Women in Science at Duquesne University

The Women in Science at Duquesne University (WIS-DU) forum is designed to promote and support women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University.

Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program provides students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science-related fields. This program offers students the opportunity to experience science through the successes and failures of scientific research. Students are encouraged to start research as early as their freshman year, allowing them to gain as much experience as possible.

Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop

The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda hosts an annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University. Students and faculty of the Bayer School Forensic Science and Law program offer the four-day workshop. High school students from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area are invited to participate.

Community-Engaged Learning Program

Community-Engaged Learning in the science curriculum provides a rich opportunity for students to learn while contributing to the greater Pittsburgh community. By participating in organized curricular projects that address community needs, students enhance their academic knowledge, hone their skills and cultivate civic responsibility. Examples of science community-engaged learning experiences include tutoring, environmental data monitoring and volunteering as a leader in community activities.

Wingfield Pines: Nature and Technology Working Together

Duquesne students and faculty combine community service with environmental sampling at Wingfield Pines, an 80-acre tract in Upper St. Clair, Pa. that was formerly a strip mining site. Before remediation efforts were begun, an abandoned mine shaft was spewing 43 tons of iron oxide deposits into the environment each year, turning the water a telltale orange hue.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Duquesne University recognizes the importance of the Study Abroad experience in shaping young adults who are intellectually aware, culturally sensitive and professionally prepared to become global citizens of the twenty-first century. Students can choose from a variety of study abroad programs, including:

Internships and Careers in Science

The Center for Career Development works with our science majors to assist in finding internships and exploring careers in the sciences. Internship opportunities are available for Bayer School students at many leading scientific companies and organizations.

See how current job markets are showing employment growth in the sciences and view discussions and Day-in-the-Life looks at many of these markets.

Pre-Medical and Health Professions

Students seeking a career in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements, plus a science-based liberal arts education, opportunities for research and hands-on experience in their chosen field.