Academics and Cooperative Education
This unique model of learning is specifically designed to expand the boundaries of your education by placing you on the front lines of innovation, working alongside today's leaders and tomorrow's trailblazers. Drexel is a place that will position you to make an impact — and enables you to start right away.
A Blueprint for Success
Whether working as an undergraduate or graduate student, you'll begin by building a strong and wide-ranging foundation of knowledge through rigorous and challenging coursework under the guidance of our expert faculty and mentors. Then, you'll have the opportunity to actively use this newfound knowledge within immersive learning experiences while working side-by-side with your professors and other industry professionals. Through this intensive combination of preparation and application, you'll get the chance to see how the concepts you learn in the classroom are actively used in the field; you'll not only learn how things work, you'll see why they work.
Placing a Focus on Experience
At the center of this innovative approach to learning is Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op. For over 100 years, Drexel Co-op has positioned our Dragons to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with over 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies and provides students with up to three six-month, full-time professional work experiences. Going on co-op provides students like you with the chance to explore potential career paths and build a professional network while gaining invaluable experience and building an impressive résumé — all before graduation. And when you return to class, you'll do so possessing enhanced insights and an advanced practical understanding that can't be found in any textbook, allowing you to serve as a knowledgeable resource for your classmates and instructors.
Continuing a Legacy of Learning
Universally regarded as one of the nation's most respected leaders in experiential education, Drexel has a long and storied tradition of preparing students to make an impact in the world around them. By so closely integrating academics with experience, our University presents students with a truly transformative model that allows them to push beyond all expectations. This is a place that continues to shape leaders, thinkers, and achievers…and we can't wait to see what they will accomplish next.