Special Programs

Entrepreneurial Program

The Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship bridges education and entrepreneurship by linking research, coursework, experiential learning, and entrepreneurial thinking with practical guidance for budding entrepreneurs. The Center's mission - underscored by a deep interdisciplinary nature - to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful technology ventures within the Drexel community distinguishes it as one of the nation's leading entrepreneurship programs.

Honors Program

The Pennoni Honors College is situated centrally in the university's administrative structure, combining a thriving Honors Program with other academic initiatives to serve the entire campus. The program is truly interdisciplinary, inter-collegiate and enriches the idea of the Honors College by using it as an agent to help transform the university. For more information, please visit the Pennoni Honors College website.


GK-12 is a program that pairs educational teams of Drexel Engineering graduate fellows and teachers from high schools in the School District of Philadelphia to collaborate in identifying and designing engineering and technology based classroom materials. During the program, the teams develop curricula that will be implemented throughout the upcoming academic year in high school classrooms. The GK-12 fellows spend 10 hours per week throughout the school year helping the teachers implement the lessons they developed over the summer. For more information, please visit the GK-12 website.

Peck Scholars

Peck Scholars are students that participate in a leadership development program designed for an elite group of students that provide them with a competitive edge in the global economy. Students learn that the essence of leadership and innovation lies in the ability to communicate effectively, apply critical thinking and reasoned problem solving to any situation to produce tangible and measurable results. This is achieved through special courses, integration of curriculum, seminars, and specialized co-op opportunities that is directed at developing the next generation of technological leaders. For more information, please visit the Peck Scholars website.

The EAGLES Program

The Engineers As Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability (EAGLES) dual degree program is a new, innovative opportunity for Drexel students to substantially internationalize their engineering credentials. Through EAGLES students study in three countries (Spain, Italy and the US) and receive two master degrees: a degree from Drexel University and a degree from Politecnico di Milano. Through this unique program, students will gain an international perspective on engineering issues related to energy sustainability, while learning how the local environment impacts the development of engineering approaches to challenges in the field.  EAGLES is also a great opportunity for students to develop foreign language skills. Learn more about EAGLES.


The Drexel Summer DELTA (Drexel Engineering Leadership Transformation Academy) Program is a two-week intensive academic program offering approximately 25 women and underrepresented minority incoming engineering freshmen the opportunity to develop the skills in math, science, engineering, and leadership that are needed for success in Drexel engineering and beyond.  The program is sponsored by Air Products and Boeing. To apply, visit the program website.