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When he arrived at Drexel, political science major Jeremy D'Amico recalls that he was in his own world. His co-op with Writers Room became an eye-opening experience about how to run a nonprofit.
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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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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.

Prison Project: Little Scandinavia, © Swedish Television SVT 2020

‘Little Scandinavia’ Transforms a U.S. Prison

Overcrowding, violence and long sentences contribute to a climate of hopelessness for incarcerated people and staff at U.S. prisons. One correctional facility located in Chester, Pennsylvania, aims to create a more humane prison environment and to reduce recidivism with a pilot of Little Scandinavia, an international project and research collaboration between Drexel criminology expert Jordan Hyatt, PhD, JD, and the University of Oslo.

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Refinery Air Watch

WHYY’s PlanPhilly spotlights Refinery Air Watch, an online tool built by Gwen Ottinger, PhD, associate professor of Politics, and her team at Fair Tech Collective. The platform offers easy public access to fenceline air pollution data that is collected from all refineries across the U.S. every two weeks.

Body Types as Trends?

“Treating women’s body types as trends leads to objectification and dehumanization,” – Paakhi Srivastava, PhD, assistant research professor in Drexel’s WELL Center, shares solutions she and her team are developing to address obesity and disordered eating with the online magazine Very Well Mind.

Abolition Feminisms

Co-edited by Jakeya Caruthers, PhD, assistant professor of English and Africana Studies, Abolition Feminisms Vol. 1: Organizing, Survival, and Transformative Practice, is a groundbreaking anthology that is being called “an instant classic in feminist and queer of color critique.”


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