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About Our College

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Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) stands unafraid in the face of change. We recognize that our ever-evolving, fast-paced culture requires a new approach to education — one that embraces both the breadth of knowledge acquired through the liberal arts and the depth of knowledge made possible through experiential learning.

Innovation requires more than an ambitious personality. It requires versatility — we must not only be experts in our fields, but also agile enough to engage in the cross-disciplinary work needed to address modern problems resourcefully. That’s why our co-op program inserts students within a professional culture, introducing them to the expectations of the job while offering hands-on, practical application of coursework. It’s why students in Drexel’s community-based learning courses don’t just read about complex, global issues; they study alongside the people affected by them — in prisons, hospitals, hospice centers and more. And it’s why, starting as early as freshmen year, students team with faculty members as peers, conducting research that affects the world now.

Here in Drexel CoAS, we are committed to implementing in-the-moment change, not for personal glory, but because it’s what the world needs.