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Opportunities and Activities at the Bayer School

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

Forensic Science and Law labThe professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda host 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 Research

Community-Engaged Research 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 research experiences include tutoring, environmental data monitoring, and volunteering as a leader in community activities.

Wingfield PinesWingfield 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.Duquesne University offers a variety of study abroad programs, including:

For additional information, please visit the Study Abroad site.

Careers in Science

The Office of Career Services works with our science majors to assist in finding internships and exploring careers in the sciences. Please go to www.duq.edu/careerservices for additional information.

Careers on Medicine and Other Health Professions

Students seeking a career in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic, or veterinary medicine are able to 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. Interested students also are encouraged to apply for dual enrollment in the University's Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Secondary Certificate Program that will provide students with specialized advising and pre-professional clinical skills and knowledge that is unique to a Duquesne University education.

Internships and Research

Internship opportunities are available for Bayer School students at many of the leading scientific companies and organizations.


Take a look at current job markets that are showing employment growth in the sciences. View discussions and Day-in-the-Life looks at many of these markets that are available on Science Magazine's NextWave site.