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Community-Based Learning Course at the Cesar Andreú Iglesias Garden in Kensington Gets Up Close With Philadelphia’s Food Crisis. Read More

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In Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, we believe the future is a place we make together. The College delivers the breadth of a time-honored liberal arts education fused with the depth of knowledge made possible through collaborative, hands-on experience.

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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!

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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.

Image – Prison Policy Initiative: racial and ethnic disparities in prison and jail rates across Pennsylvania in 2021.

Disparities in prison and jail rates in PA – Prison Policy Initiative

An Unjust System: Racial disparities in sentencing guidelines

A new study led by C. Clare Strange, PhD, an assistant research professor of criminology and justice studies, could allow Pennsylvania to serve as a model for other states as it reimagines a more equitable justice system. The project, ‘A Statewide Mixed-methods Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s 8th Edition Sentencing Guidelines and their Impacts on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Outcomes,’ is funded by the National Institute of Justice’s W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship Program.

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This team wants to study the mice in your apartment — for science

Earlier this year, The New York Post spotlighted the efforts of Drexel biology professor Megan Phifer-Rixey and her team, who study how urbanization may alter the DNA of Mus musculus –the ordinary house mouse– with support from a $1.1M National Science Foundation grant.

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Climate change is altering animal brains and behavior, often for the worse

Environmental biologist and neuroscientist Sean O’Donnell discusses how climate change alters animal brains and behavior as it disrupts the cues animals rely on to solve problems like selecting a habitat, finding food and choosing mates.

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Philadelphia reduces school-based arrests by 91% since 2013

Professors Naomi Goldstein and Amanda NeMoyer, faculty researchers from the Drexel Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab, explain how a change in policy means more Philly students stay in school and out of the legal system.

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