Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

About Duquesne

University Mission and Goals

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic university, founded by members of the Spiritan Congregation, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious.

The motto of Duquesne University is Spiritus est qui vivificat, “It is the Spirit who gives life.” Enriching the life of the mind and the life of the spirit of every member of its community is the mission of Duquesne.

It is Duquesne University’s special trust to seek truth and to disseminate knowledge within a moral and spiritual framework in order to prepare leaders distinguished not only by their academic and professional expertise but also by their ethics, and guided by consciences sensitive to the needs of society.

Therefore, Duquesne is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and others who are willing to make these commitments:

Duquesne serves God by serving students—through an academic community dedicated to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.

Complemented by a broad spectrum of nonacademic activities and programs, the curriculum at Duquesne University is designed to prepare young men and women who, upon entering their chosen careers, will possess a broad, well-balanced and fully integrated education and perspective of themselves and the world.