The College of Arts and Sciences

About the College

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to providing high-quality education in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics.

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.

The College of Arts and Sciences was established  in 1990, with the merger of the College of Sciences and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college's educational objectives encompass a wide range of goals: to provide interdisciplinary study in the arts and sciences for our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts majors; to provide general educational courses for the University's undergraduates; to offer Master of Science and Doctoral programs in selected areas of faculty and research strength; to promote research, teaching, and creative activities that cross disciplinary boundaries and enhance faculty expertise and the quality of the University's instruction; and to improve the quality of life for the University's community through co-curricular research and programming in the arts and sciences. 


English Language Center

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel’s English Language Center offers an intensive English program throughout the year. In addition to classes in academic skills such as essay writing and oral presentations, the Center offers courses in business English, English for academic purposes, computer skills in English, TOEFL preparation, and other subjects. Many graduate students begin their studies at Drexel in the English Language Center, particularly if they do not meet minimum TOEFL requirements (see the Special Language Enhancement Program, described below).

Interested applicants may contact the English Language Center at 215-895-2022; fax: 215-895-6775; e-mail: elc@

The Special Language Enhancement Program

Students who have good academic qualifications but whose TOEFL scores are below the minimum required by their department may be accepted to Drexel through the Special Language Enhancement Program (SLEP). The program includes English language study, Drexel courses, and academic advising.

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