Applicants to Drexel University are expected to have completed the high school curriculum that will best prepare them for freshman-year studies at the college level. Please review the admission prerequisites for your major. To find out which college or school hosts your intended major, review our Undergraduate Majors.
Applicants to specific programs at Drexel are expected to have the following admission prerequisites completed or in progress at time of application.
The following college-level prerequisites are required.
The biomedical engineering program requires the following college-level prerequisites, and at least two of these courses must be completed at the time of application. High school coursework may be substituted if you've graduated within the past five years (please provide high school transcripts).
- Pre-calculus or calculus
These programs require the following college-level prerequisite. The AP Calculus Exam may be substituted if the test date is within the past five years (please provide official AP scores). Students must have a score of 4 or 5 to be considered for this prerequisite.
All engineering programs (architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering) require the following college-level prerequisites, and at least two of these courses must be completed at the time of application, with one of these being pre-calculus or calculus. High school coursework may be substituted if you've graduated within the past five years (please provide high school transcripts).
- Pre-calculus or calculus
Note: Engineering Technology, Property Management, and Construction Management do not have specific prerequisite requirements for admission.
Applicants do not need to have all of the following college-level prerequisites completed before applying to the nursing program, but these prerequisites must be completed before starting the nursing program at Drexel.
- Anatomy I (with lab) or anatomy and physiology I (with lab)
- Physiology I (with lab) or anatomy and physiology II (with lab)
- Microbiology (with lab)
- General chemistry I and II (with lab)
- College Algebra
- Developmental psychology
- English composition I and II
- Foreign language
- Free elective I and II
- General psychology
- General sociology
- Human nutrition
- Humanities elective
- Social science elective
The following college-level prerequisites are required. Three of the four required sciences must be completed at the time of application, with two of these courses being the Anatomy and Physiology courses. We will not waive or substitute these courses.
Note: Anatomy, physiology, and microbiology must be taken within five years prior to enrollment in the ACE program. In addition, general chemistry must be taken within ten years of the start of the program.
- English: 3 semester credits
- Developmental psychology (lifespan): 3 semester credits
- Human nutrition: 3 semester credits
- Statistics: 3 semester credits
- Anatomy with lab: 4 semester credits
- General chemistry with lab: 4 semester credits (science or allied health majors)
- Physiology with lab: 4 semester credits
- Microbiology with lab: 4 semester credits
Students must also have a bachelor's degree in another discipline before the start of the program.
Two college-level science prerequisites are required.