The College of Arts and Sciences

About the College

By pursuing excellence in research and scholarship, we train our graduate students to become ethical professionals with expertise in particular areas of inquiry and an appreciation for the fundamental interactions among disciplines in a fast-changing, challenging and diverse world.

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 required a new approach to education, one that understands the world is malleable and can be molded by minds inspired to lead society's evolution.

But innovation requires more than an ambitious personality. It requires versatility -- we must not only be experts in our field, but also agile enough to engage in the cross-disciplinary work needed to address modern problems resourcefully. That's why our faculty challenge students to see past their own perspectives and establish a deeper understanding of humanity's needs. It'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. And it's why, starting as early as early as freshman year, students team with faculty members as peers, conducting research that affects the world now.

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

English Language Center

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel’s English Language Center offers an accredited intensive English program throughout the year. In addition to classes in academic skills such as essay writing and oral presentations, the Center offers the language of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), Language of Media and Design, Global Business English program (GLOBE), English for academic purposes, TOEFL and IELTS preparation, ESL Teaching enhancement programs, and other subjects. 

Many graduate students begin their studies at Drexel in the English Language Center and the Graduate Preparation summer program for a rigorous and supportive environment to develop or enhance their academic English language knowledge and skills. International Teaching Assistants are oriented through a summer course in the language, culture, and pedagogy of the US classroom. All Drexel international students have access to tutoring and other academic skills workshops throughout the academic year.

Some graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences may accept who are academically admissible but need further English language study.

For more information, see the ELC website or contact the Center at:

English Language Center
229 N. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-895-2022
Fax: 215-895-6775

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