The Department of English and Philosophy offers a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Publishing, Minors in English, Philosophy and Writing, and a variety of certificate programs. We are committed to creating the most supportive and intellectually stimulating environment for students interested in either or both of our disciplines.
To enhance our programming, we bring in experts to discuss the latest topics in their disciplines at our annual Week of Writing and Philosophy Week. Past speakers include Anthony DeCurtis, contributing editor for Rolling Stone; Buzz Bissinger, author of “Friday Night Lights;” and Robert Audi and Douglas Anderson, renowned philosophers.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the College’s unique Community-Based-Learning courses where they learn from an entirely different set of teachers: our community members. From writing life journals with hospice patients, to exploring war stories alongside veterans, students collaborate with a whole new set of classmates.
For students interested in writing, editing and publishing, they have the unique opportunity to work with the Drexel Publishing Group, which oversees four literary publications: 5027 Mac, The 33rd, Painted Bride Quarterly and Maya. Learn more on our publications page.
University Writing Program
The University Writing Program (UWP) comprises several interrelated programs designed to support the use of writing as a powerful tool for thinking, inquiry and communication. These programs include the Drexel Writing Center, Curricular Initiatives and Strategic Initiatives.
It is our department’s mission is to provide the best education in the understanding of language, literature and literacy; in the value of critical reading and effective writing, and in the knowing and applying of ethics and logic; and in critical thinking at exemplary levels. All of these, together with the integration of science and technology, are done in ways that stress Drexel’s interdisciplinary focus.