The Department of Biology at Drexel features state-of-the-art facilities, hands-on career and research experiences, and renowned faculty at the forefront of cellular and molecular biology, genomics and more.
Drexel University’s Department of Biology is home to a dynamic group of researchers who are leaders in the fields of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics and more. Students learn through hands-on experiences gained in and outside of the classroom. As a leader in STEM education, from research in faculty labs to co-op positions with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania to a study abroad on Bioko Island, our undergraduates have the opportunity to explore real-life career options before graduation.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge
The Department of Biology at Drexel University is deeply committed to upholding and encouraging diversity, equity and inclusion. Our department is aware of systemic injustices that disadvantage historically excluded groups within science, and we are committed to educating ourselves further about these disparities in order to create a more equitable system. Our department embraces all facets of diversity including but not limited to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, language/ linguistic ability, visa status, religion, creed, age, class, socioeconomic status, military status and disability status.
We stand firmly against discrimination while simultaneously working towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our department, the College of Arts and Sciences and across Drexel University. Our differences serve both to enrich and connect us. Acknowledging and celebrating diversity provides the only path forward in building a strong community – one that will flourish through open dialogue, meaningful collaboration and shared intellectual curiosity. To achieve these goals, we strive to be a welcoming, accepting and malleable department that can grow and adapt to best serve our members and our community.
About the Curriculum
With faculty members who are passionate about teaching and research, the department is a leader in STEM education, guiding the design of new curricular approaches to enhance student learning. The curriculum offers focus and flexibility, allowing students to define their path to success. Graduate students are vigorously involved in coursework, seminars, journal clubs, research and more, and receive individualized attention and mentorship working alongside department faculty.
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The Drexel Co-Op
Through Drexel’s cooperative education program, students embark on up to three, six-month periods of employment, exploring their career options, strengthening their résumés and building a professional network in the process. For students planning to pursue advanced degrees in the biological sciences or careers in research, co-op is essential to career development. Students have held co-op positions with a variety of industry leaders, such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, ViroPharma, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Moss Rehab, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and many more.
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“One of the best biology courses is Dictyostelium Research… Unlike other courses, students are not following a syllabus... The class mirrors a research lab where students are analyzing their results and making educated decisions on what their next steps should be.”
Jennifer ViveirosBS biological sciences ’17