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Akanksha Bhatnagar, who recently completed her PhD in biology, co-led a Drexel research team that shed light on the novel role of the Tip60 enzyme in genetic disruptions that cause Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

The world won’t wait. Neither will we.

In the College of Arts and Sciences, we deliver a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Collaborative research and scholarship across the college explore contemporary issues to improve the common good.

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With a breadth of disciplines and a focus on the now, the college is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity. Our undergraduate programs give students a broad-based, hands-on education, and our graduate programs take a rigorous yet practical approach to advancing knowledge.

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Drexel Dragons learn, live, and play in one of the country’s most dynamic learning environments, located in the heart of Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. High school students are invited to visit a class or attend a summer institute. Get a better sense of everything Drexel has to offer by joining an upcoming open house. Come see what makes Drexel such an amazing place!

Knowledge that drives change

Students at the College of Arts and Sciences —many beginning as early as their freshman year— work hand-in-hand with world-class Drexel researchers and scholars. Together, they enhance understanding, generate groundbreaking discoveries and drive positive change across a diverse range of disciplines spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Saving the Planet, One Tube of Mascara at a Time

Paige DeAngelo, communication ’23, says her idea for an earth-friendly, sustainable mascara –from the tablet-based formula down to the silicone packaging– came to her when she studied meteorology at Drexel. Paige was one of 18 people invited to compete in the Start It Up – Global Student Entrepreneur Awards held in May 2023. Recently, this young ecopreneur announced the launch of Aer Cosmetics, a green ‘causemetics’ brand she developed from the ground up.

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Chemistry PhD Candidate Takes First Place at AAAS Annual Conference

Chemistry PhD candidate John-Paul R. Marrazzo captured first-place in the physical sciences/graduate student category for his work "Dearomatization of Benzonitriles with Lithiated Nucleophiles" at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. The Student E-Poster competition recognized student researchers whose originality and understanding set them apart from their peers.

Clinical Psychology PhD Candidate Awarded Internship Scholarship

Lashae Williams, a Drexel PhD candidate in clinical psychology, was awarded an Internship Scholarship from the Society for Black Neuropsychology. Wiliams is one of two trainees to receive this inaugural internship award. The internship, a one-year, full-time clinical experience, is one of the final degree requirements for psychology doctoral students.

Daouda Njie ’22 and Neha Chongtham ’23 Win Prestigious Fulbright Awards

Daouda Njie ’22 and Neha Chongtham ’23 Win Prestigious Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards support opportunities to conduct research or teach English in participating countries. This year, Drexel College of Arts and Sciences alums Daouda Njie, BS environmental science ’22, received a study/research grant to Fiji, and Neha Chongtham, BS biological sciences ’23, will serve as an English teaching assistant in Malta.


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