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Colleges and Schools

Explore the colleges and schools that make up Drexel University. You can also visit our Undergraduate Majors page to browse majors by college.

College of Arts and Sciences

With an education in the humanities or sciences, you will have an enormous range of options after graduation.

Drexel integrates technology into the study of humanities, thus broadening our students' range of skills and perspectives. Our science programs also emphasize the latest technologies and feature a research-oriented approach. Both BA and BS degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences benefit from Drexel Co-op experiences.

Available Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biological Sciences – Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics
  • Biological Sciences – General Biology
  • Biological Sciences – Pathobiology
  • Biological Sciences – Organismal Biology/Physiology
  • Biological Sciences – Cell Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Communication – Corporate and Public Relations
  • Communication – Journalism
  • Communication – Technical and Science Communication
  • Criminology and Justice Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • General Humanities and Social Sciences for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Geoscience – Applied Geology
  • Geoscience – General Geoscience
  • Geoscience – Paleontology
  • History
  • International Area Studies – Global, Science, Technology, and Society
  • International Area Studies – International Business and Economics
  • International Area Studies – Justice and Human Rights
  • International Area Studies – Literature, Culture, and Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Sociology

To learn more, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

Biomedical engineering is the new frontier of scientific research, with challenges and opportunities previously unimaginable.

The BS in Biomedical Engineering will prepare you to make a difference in your world by giving you the skills necessary to create systems and devices that improve quality of life. Drexel blends engineering and life sciences in biosensors; biomaterials; biomechanics; biochemical engineering; and biomedical signals, systems, and imaging.

Available Majors

  • Biomedical Engineering

To learn more, visit the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems website.

LeBow College of Business

Drexel's LeBow College of Business prepares its students with a strong foundation in theory, exposure to the latest technology, and valuable professional experience. Drexel's business programs are respected worldwide, and Drexel Co-op gives you the kind of inside look into the business world that few schools can match. Drexel's reputation for excellence and relationships with local firms work to your advantage — the greater Philadelphia area is home to more than 143,000 businesses, companies, and corporations.

Available Majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Engineering
  • Business for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

To learn more, visit the LeBow College of Business website.

College of Computing & Informatics

Software and information systems are at the core of 21st-century technology.

Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics prepares you to meet the challenges of an evolving field. Designing information systems, developing networks, managing websites and databases — information systems are varied and extensive. The college has long been recognized as a leader in this field. U.S. News & World Report ranked the college number five for its specialization in information systems within the 11th-ranked MS program in Library and Information Science.

Available Majors

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science – Computer Security
  • Computer Science – Game Programming and Development
  • Informatics
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering

To learn more, visit the College of Computing & Informatics website.

School of Education

Drexel's Education programs will provide you with the training you need to teach at the elementary and secondary school levels and make a difference in tomorrow's world.

Drexel's Education programs are the only ones in the nation that include co-op experience directly related to your major area of certification. In addition to the 12-week student teaching experience required for certification, juniors in the program take part in a 10-week teaching experience.

Available Majors

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education – Biology
  • Secondary Education – Chemistry
  • Secondary Education – Earth and Space Science
  • Secondary Education – English
  • Secondary Education – Environmental Education
  • Secondary Education – General Science
  • Secondary Education – Mathematics
  • Secondary Education – Physics
  • Secondary Education – Social Studies

To learn more, visit the School of Education website.

College of Engineering

Whatever your chosen field, the skills of an engineer are valuable resources. The ability to work in a team, solve problems, communicate ideas, and see the inner workings behind a system or structure will serve you well in your future career. To meet the demands of an engineering education, Drexel — with support from the National Science Foundation — created the Drexel Engineering Curriculum (tDEC), an innovative approach that now stands as an international model for engineering curricula. In fact, Drexel's College of Engineering has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top undergraduate programs.

Available Majors

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering
  • Engineering for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Property Management

To learn more, visit the College of Engineering website.

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is an extension of Drexel's commitment to academic innovation. As a student in the Close School, you'll learn to create successful businesses by applying both solid business acumen and creativity. You'll also work closely with experienced mentors who understand that good entrepreneurship is about more than just economic development — it's about providing service and leadership to the community.

And because Drexel believes that you shouldn't wait until you have your degree to start your career, you'll have the opportunity to work with real start-ups — maybe even one of your own — before you graduate.

Available Major

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation

To learn more, visit the Close School of Entrepreneurship website.

Pennoni Honors College – Custom-Designed Major

The Pennoni Honors College is a truly interdisciplinary community. High-achieving students from all majors can be accepted into the Honors Program, and all students at Drexel can participate in the college's enrichment opportunities, like the Great Works Symposium.

Additionally, the college is home to the Custom-Designed major, which offers you the opportunity to work closely with a faculty advisor to create your own course of study. The program incorporates early intensive research experience, co-operative education, and culminates in an interdisciplinary senior-year project.

To be eligible for this program, you must be accepted into the Honors Program and you will be requested to provide additional materials after submitting your admission application.

Available Major

  • Custom-Designed Major

To learn more, visit the Pennoni Honors College website.

Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Every year, billions of dollars move through the hospitality and sports industries. From the minor to the major leagues, from neighborhood cafes to five-star hotels, hospitality and sport management professionals need to remain customer- and fan-focused without losing sight of the high-level decisions needed to maintain a competitive advantage.

Drexel's Hospitality and Sport Management programs give you the training you need to make business decisions on a micro- and macro-level, whether you represent a restaurant, hotel, casino, or athletic organization.

Available Majors

  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Science
  • Hospitality Management
  • Sport Management

To learn more, visit the Hospitality and Sport Management website.

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Digital media, print, architecture, fashion, film, photography — all are vibrant expressions of human experience.

Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design stresses a problem-solving approach to education informed by an understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of art and design. At the Westphal College, you learn to effectively present ideas and information through collaborative design processes that emphasize practical experience and strategic planning.

Available Majors

  • Animation and Visual Effects
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Design and Merchandising
  • Design for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Entertainment and Arts Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Film and Video
  • Game Art and Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Interior Design
  • Media for Still-Deciding Students®
  • Music Industry – Business
  • Music Industry – Technology
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Screenwriting and Playwriting
  • TV Production & Media Management

To learn more, visit the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design website.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

The healthcare needs of today and tomorrow can best be met by professionals with expertise in their own fields as well as an understanding of other health disciplines.

Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions offers certificates and degrees ranging from the associate to the doctor of philosophy. Rapid changes in healthcare systems dictate the need for a new kind of healthcare professional — a highly educated, clinically competent, lifelong learner who is flexible and focused enough to both lead and respond to changes in healthcare.

Available Majors

  • Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Health Services Administration
  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technology
  • Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) 11-month or 24-month programs
  • Nursing BSN
  • Nursing RN/BSN Completion
  • Nutrition and Foods
  • Pathway to Health Professions (Health Sciences) – Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pathway to Health Professions (Health Sciences) – Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Radiologic Technology

To learn more, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions website.

The baccalaureate and master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Goodwin College of Professional Studies

The Goodwin College of Professional Studies emphasizes strong communication skills and a solid foundation in information technology, preparing you for a new career or advancement in your current field.

To learn more, visit the Goodwin College of Professional Studies website.

School of Public Health

Public health has become a major societal and public policy issue in recent decades. Drexel's School of Public Health will prepare you to address the issue through integrative approaches and community-based experiences, providing you with opportunities to match theory to practice in case studies of real-world health problems.

Available Major

  • Public Health

To learn more, visit the School of Public Health website.