In Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS), we believe that the future is a place we make together. The key to thriving in this ever-shifting landscape is understanding how the human condition drives the need for local, national and global progress. Moreover, our constantly evolving and fast-paced culture requires a new approach to a liberal arts education that embraces both the breadth of knowledge acquired through the liberal arts and the depth of knowledge made possible through experiential learning.
Addressing modern problems requires more than ambitions; we call upon versatile and agile individuals who ask the right questions, make insightful observations and communicate effectively. Our learning community examines the causes and effects of today’s challenges while synthesizing knowledge across disciplines to address areas of concern and opportunity. Our cooperative education (co-op) program immerses students in a professional culture, introducing them to the expectations of the workplace while offering hands-on, practical application of their coursework. Drexel’s urban campus fosters a unique opportunity for community-based learning, where students don’t just read about complex issues; they study alongside the people affected. Starting as early as their first year, our students team with faculty members as peers, conducting research that involves the world now, putting people first with an eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion.