Duquesne University - Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 412-396-4912
Fax Number: 412-396-5683
Address: 600 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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Duquesne University - Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Additional Information

President: Ken Gormley
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Historical Black College/University: No
School Setting:

Private campus resting on edge of city

School Size: 9344
Classroom Size: 28
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14:1
Type of Housing: campus and city housing
Diversity: https://www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/student-services/diversity-and-inclusion The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) helps develop a diverse student population by providing support services and opportunities for learning. We are further committed to meeting the needs of historically underserved and underrepresented students of color.
Disability Services:


Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a veteran. Further, Duquesne University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission statement.

This policy applies to all educational programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, employment practices, admission, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-sponsored programs. This is a commitment by the University in accordance with its religious values and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations including Title IX of the Education Amendment Acts of 1972. Nothing herein, however, should be interpreted as a waiver by the University of its own Constitutional and legal rights based upon its religious affiliation.

Greek Life: Yes


Duquesne's self-contained campus and the City of Pittsburgh - one of America's most livable cities - provide countless opportunities for students to take a break from their studies and unwind.

On campus, there are always events and activities where you can relax, hang out with friends and meet new people.

  • Campus Link features a complete listing of upcoming events and all of our student organizations
  • The Duquesne Program Council is a student-run programming body that is responsible for bringing comedians, concerts, movies, lectures and a variety of cultural and recreational programs to Duquesne's campus
  • The Union NiteSpot, located on the first floor of the Union, is a popular facility equipped with many forms of entertainment
  • Those who donate time through the service projects of Duquesne University Volunteers not only make a positive difference in the lives of others but get the opportunity to share this special experience with peers and either strengthen or develop new friendships

Off campus, Duquesne students are in close proximity to all of the wonderful dining, shopping and entertainment options in downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

  • From the symphony to the Andy Warhol museum, Pittsburgh has a diverse collection of Arts & Culture venues
  • Whether you want to shop, dine or gather socially, many Night Life opportunities await
  • With Pittsburgh's reputation as the "City of Champions" Sports & Fitness activities are plentiful
  • The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of animals, including 22 threatened or endangered species
  • Experience the thrills of Kennywood Park, one of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in America
Sports: https://goduquesne.com/ basketball, cross country, football, soccer, tennis, track & field, volleyball, bowling, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis and rowing
Majors: https://www.duq.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs https://www.duq.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/undergraduate Business • Education • Engineering-Biomedical Health Sciences • Liberal Arts • Music Natural & Environmental Sciences • Nursing • Pharmacy • Pre-Med
Computer Capabilities:

Computing and Technology Services helps the campus community get connected with email and the internet, and also provides support in cyber security and all technology. CTS serves the University by providing leadership, guidance, and support to meet the campus community’s technology needs.

Application/Transfer Deadlines: https://www.duq.edu/admissions-and-aid/undergraduate/apply-for-admission/deadlines
Parking Spaces/Availability:


Summer Sessions:


Current Students

Weekday, evening and online courses that allow you to learn on your schedule. Work with your advisor to schedule your classes!

Visiting Students

If you are a student who is seeking courses you may need to transfer to your home university, as a prerequisite, for personal enrichment, or if there's a topic of interest or course that may help you accomplish your career or personal goals

Professional Development A number of additional exciting opportunities are available during the summer:
Study Abroad: https://duq.edu/academics/study-abroad Let the world become your classroom! Duquesne University recognizes the impact of study abroad experiences in shaping young adults who are intellectually aware, culturally sensitive, and professionally prepared to become global citizens. Duquesne's unique Rome and Dublin Campuses provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for students. A wide range of semester-long and short-term programs offer students an impressive range of options to explore the world. Limitless Benefits: • Earn transferable credits while immersing yourself in a new culture • Learn a new language or perfect a second language • Expand cultural awareness and increase self-confidence • Strengthen your identity in a global society • Enhance your marketability to employers and graduate schools
Notes/School Information:

Students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University enjoy success after graduation due to our focus on an undergraduate experience that is grounded in fundamental principles of the five disciplines of chemistry and centered on a hands-on, original research experience.

Our students enjoy access to modern instrumentation and research activity comparable to a large university while receiving the faculty mentoring most often seen at smaller schools. Faculty teach students skills in the classroom, labs and outside activities to be lifelong learners and promoters of science.

Recent graduates are employed at PPG and Covestro; enrolled in Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell, CMU, Emory, University of Washington, U. Penn and UC San Diego; and medical programs at Temple, U. Pittsburgh, LECOM and UNECOM.

We welcome you to explore our website, visit the department and email us with questions. Good luck in your college search!