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Special Programs and Opportunities

Accelerated/Joint Degree Programs

BS/MD Program

The BA/BS/MD accelerated degree program enables academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and doctor of medicine degree concurrently, entering medical school one year sooner than in traditional bachelors and MD programs. For more information on the accelerated BS/MD program please visit the Admission website and the Office of the Provost (PDF).

BS/JD Program

This accelerated degree program enables academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and juris doctor degree concurrently, thus graduating sooner than they would in traditional bachelors and JD programs. For more information on the accelerated BS/JD program, please visit the Admission website and the Office of the Provost (PDF).

BS/MS Program

This accelerated degree program enables academically qualified students to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years, graduating at the same time it usually takes to earn the bachelor's degree alone. COE has set a minimum GPA requirement of 3.2 to apply for the program. Please note departments may have a higher internal requirement. For more information on the accelerated BS/MS program, please visit the Admission website and the Office of the Provost (PDF).


Entrepreneurial Program

The Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship bridges education and entrepreneurship by linking research, coursework, experiential learning, and entrepreneurial thinking with practical guidance for budding entrepreneurs. The Center's mission - underscored by a deep interdisciplinary nature - to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful technology ventures within the Drexel community distinguishes it as one of the nation's leading entrepreneurship programs. For more information, please visit the LeBow College of Business website.


Honors Program

The Pennoni Honors College is situated centrally in the university's administrative structure, combining a thriving Honors Program with other academic initiatives to serve the entire campus. The program is truly interdisciplinary, inter-collegiate and enriches the idea of the Honors College by using it as an agent to help transform the university. For more information, please visit the Pennoni Honors College website.


GK-12

GK-12 is a program that pairs educational teams of Drexel Engineering graduate fellows and teachers from high schools in the School District of Philadelphia to collaborate in identifying and designing engineering and technology based classroom materials. During the program, the teams develop curricula that will be implemented throughout the upcoming academic year in high school classrooms. The GK-12 fellows spend 10 hours per week throughout the school year helping the teachers implement the lessons they developed over the summer. For more information, please visit the GK-12 website.


Peck Scholars

Peck Scholars are students that participate in a leadership development program designed for an elite group of students that provide them with a competitive edge in the global economy. Students learn that the essence of leadership and innovation lies in the ability to communicate effectively, apply critical thinking and reasoned problem solving to any situation to produce tangible and measurable results. This is achieved through special courses, integration of curriculum, seminars, and specialized co-op opportunities that is directed at developing the next generation of technological leaders. For more information, please visit the Peck Scholars website.


The EAGLES Program

The Engineers As Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability (EAGLES) dual degree program is a new, innovative opportunity for Drexel students to substantially internationalize their engineering credentials. Through EAGLES students study in three countries (Spain, Italy and the US) and receive two master degrees: a degree from Drexel University and a degree from Politecnico di Milano. Through this unique program, students will gain an international perspective on engineering issues related to energy sustainability, while learning how the local environment impacts the development of engineering approaches to challenges in the field.  EAGLES is also a great opportunity for students to develop foreign language skills.


ELATE at Drexel™

ELATE at Drexel™ is a national leadership development program designed to advance senior women faculty in academic engineering, computer science, and related fields into effective institutional leadership roles within their schools and universities. ELATE is an intensive full-year, part-time fellowship program modeled on the highly successful ELAM program for women in medicine, dentistry and public health, and tailored to the needs of faculty women in engineering and technology. Three in-residence sessions of 4-6 days each are used to enhance knowledge and skills in business practices of higher education, project management with diverse stakeholders, and effective communication in a variety of leadership platforms. For more information, please visit the ELATE at Drexel webpage.