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Colleges and Schools

Explore the colleges and schools that make up Drexel University. You can also visit our Undergraduate Majors page to browse majors by college.

College of Arts and Sciences

With an education in the humanities or sciences, you will have an enormous range of options after graduation.

Drexel integrates technology into the study of humanities, thus broadening our students' range of skills and perspectives. Our science programs also emphasize the latest technologies and feature a research-oriented approach. Both BA and BS degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences benefit from Drexel Co-op experiences.

Available Majors

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Communication – Journalism
  • Communication – Public Relations
  • Communication – Technical and Science Communication
  • Criminology and Justice Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Geoscience
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Undeclared – General Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Undeclared – Science

To learn more, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

Biomedical engineering is the new frontier of scientific research, with challenges and opportunities previously unimaginable.

The BS in Biomedical Engineering will prepare you to make a difference in your world by giving you the skills necessary to create systems and devices that improve quality of life. Drexel blends engineering and life sciences in biosensors; biomaterials; biomechanics; biochemical engineering; and biomedical signals, systems, and imaging.

Available Major

  • Biomedical Engineering

To learn more, visit the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems website.

LeBow College of Business

Drexel's LeBow College of Business prepares its students with a strong foundation in theory, exposure to the latest technology, and valuable professional experience. Drexel's business programs are respected worldwide, and Drexel Co-op gives you the kind of inside look into the business world that few schools can match. Drexel's reputation for excellence and relationships with local firms works to your advantage — the greater Philadelphia area is home to more than 143,000 businesses, companies, and corporations.

Available Majors

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business and Engineering
  • ESport Business
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Real Estate Management and Development
  • Sport Business
  • Technology Innovation Management
  • Undeclared – Business

School of Economics

  • Economics (BA)
  • Economics (BS)
  • Economics and Business
  • Economics and Data Science
  • Economics and Math
  • Economics and Public Health

To learn more, visit the LeBow College of Business website.

College of Computing & Informatics

Software and information systems are at the core of 21st-century technology.

Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics prepares you to meet the challenges of an evolving field. Designing information systems, developing networks, managing websites and databases — information systems are varied and extensive. The college has long been recognized as a leader in these fields. U.S. News & World Report ranked the college in the top 100 for computer science and number five for its specialization in information systems within the 10th-ranked MS program in Library and Information Science.

Available Majors

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science – Computer Security
  • Computer Science – Game Programming and Development
  • Computing Security and Technology
  • Data Science
  • Economics and Data Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Undeclared – Computer and Information Sciences

To learn more, visit the College of Computing & Informatics website.

School of Education

Drexel's Education programs will provide you with the training you need to teach at the elementary and secondary school levels and make a difference in tomorrow's world.

Drexel's Education programs are the only ones in the nation that include co-op experience directly related to your major area of certification. In addition to the 12-week student teaching experience required for certification, juniors in the program take part in a 10-week teaching experience.

Available Majors

  • Education – Non-Certification
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4
  • Elementary Education – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4 and Special Education
  • Elementary Education – Middle Level (Grades 4–8) Math and English
  • Elementary Education – Middle Level (Grades 4–8) Science and Math
  • Elementary Education – Middle Level (Grades 4–8) Science and English
  • Teacher Education – Biology
  • Teacher Education – Chemistry
  • Teacher Education – Computer Science
  • Teacher Education – Earth and Space Science
  • Teacher Education – English
  • Teacher Education – General Science
  • Teacher Education – Mathematics
  • Teacher Education – Physics
  • Teacher Education – Social Studies

To learn more, visit the School of Education website.

College of Engineering

Whatever your chosen field, the skills of an engineer are valuable resources. The ability to work in a team, solve problems, communicate ideas, and see the inner workings behind a system or structure will serve you well in your future career. To meet the demands of an engineering education, Drexel — with support from the National Science Foundation — created the Drexel Engineering Curriculum (tDEC), an innovative approach that now stands as an international model for engineering curricula. In fact, Drexel's College of Engineering has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top undergraduate programs.

Available Majors

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Undeclared – Engineering

To learn more, visit the College of Engineering website.

Close School of Entrepreneurship

The Close School of Entrepreneurship is an extension of Drexel's commitment to academic innovation. As a student in the Close School, you'll learn to create successful businesses by applying both solid business acumen and creativity. You'll also work closely with experienced mentors who understand that good entrepreneurship is about more than just economic development — it's about providing service and leadership to the community. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Close School of Entrepreneurship among the top 10 most innovative schools.

And because Drexel believes that you shouldn't wait until you have your degree to start your career, you'll have the opportunity to work with real startups — maybe even one of your own — before you graduate.

Available Majors

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Three-Year Option)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Social Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation – New Venture Creation

To learn more, visit the Close School of Entrepreneurship website.

Pennoni Honors College

The Pennoni Honors College sponsors initiatives that serve all Drexel students interested in pursuing excellence. Pennoni Honors College encompasses three units: our Academic Programs unit includes the Honors Program, the Custom-Designed Major, the interdisciplinary problem solving minor, and the theme-based Symposium; Undergraduate Research and Enrichment Programs offers research through STAR and SuperNova; mentoring through the Aspire Program; and opportunities to prepare and apply for competitive grants and fellowships ; the Marketing and Media unit offers students involvement with a nationally-recognized online journal, The Smart Set, and an array of programming connected to our Center for Civil Discourse, including a nationally distributed television talk show, The Civil Discourse.

The Bachelor of Science in the Custom-Designed Major empowers students to design individualized, interdisciplinary courses of study at Drexel University, not readily available through an existing major. Along with designing a unique major, students in Custom-Designed augment their skills through Drexel's renowned cooperative education. In addition, students are advised by the Custom-Designed program staff; have opportunities for undergraduate research; and create an original, custom-tailored senior-year project of their choosing with close mentorship support from one or more expert faculty members.

Available Major

  • Custom-Designed Major

First-year students interested in designing a unique, interdisciplinary major need to begin in the First-Year Exploratory Studies major offered by the Goodwin College of Professional Studies as a pathway to Custom-Designed.

Transfer students interested in designing a unique, interdisciplinary major can apply and enroll for the fall term.

To learn more, visit the Pennoni Honors College website.

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Digital media, print, architecture, fashion, film, photography — all are vibrant expressions of human experience.

Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design stresses a problem-solving approach to education informed by an understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of art and design. At the Westphal College, you learn to effectively present ideas and information through collaborative design processes that emphasize practical experience and strategic planning.

Available Majors

  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Architectural Studies
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Design & Merchandising
  • Entertainment & Arts Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Film & Television
  • Game Design & Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Interior Design
  • Music Industry – Business
  • Music Industry – Recording Arts and Music Production
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Screenwriting & Playwriting
  • Undeclared – Design & Media
  • Virtual Reality & Immersive Media

To learn more, visit the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design website.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

The health care needs of today and tomorrow can best be met by professionals with expertise in their own fields as well as an understanding of other health disciplines.

Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions offers certificates and degrees ranging from the bachelor's to the doctor of philosophy. Rapid changes in health care systems dictate the need for a new kind of health care professional — a highly educated, clinically competent, lifelong learner who is flexible and focused enough to both lead and respond to changes in health care. And Drexel's Culinary Arts and Science and Hospitality Management programs give you the training you need to make business decisions on a micro- and macro-level, whether you represent a restaurant, hotel, or casino.

Available Majors

  • Culinary Arts and Science
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Health Sciences – Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Hospitality Management
  • Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) 11-month program
  • Nursing BSN
  • Nutrition and Foods

To learn more, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions website.

The baccalaureate and master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Goodwin College of Professional Studies

The Goodwin College of Professional Studies provides individualized support in an educational environment that will help you achieve success.

Goodwin's First-Year Exploratory Studies program allows incoming first-year students to explore Drexel's academic options and interests before selecting a major. Students who enroll in this program complete a one-year, full-time plan of study in their first year and then transfer to a full-time major at the end of that year.

Available Majors

  • General Studies (available for transfer students)
  • Undeclared – First-Year Exploratory Studies
  • Undeclared – First-Year Exploratory Studies – Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Undeclared – First-Year Exploratory Studies – STEM

To learn more, visit the Goodwin College of Professional Studies website.

Dornsife School of Public Health

Public health has become a major societal and public policy issue in recent decades. Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health will prepare you to address the issue through integrative approaches and community-based experiences, providing you with opportunities to match theory to practice in case studies of real-world health problems.

Available Major

  • Global Public Health
  • Public Health

To learn more, visit the Dornsife School of Public Health website.