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Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences empowers you to develop modern solutions to society’s challenges. Liberal arts degrees allow graduates to choose from a wide range of industry fields, including politics, law, psychology, social work, health care, public relations, entertainment, and more.

With six programs to choose from, Drexel’s online bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs in communication, criminology, psychology, and creative writing will prepare you to advance your career path and put your best foot forward.

ONLINE ARTS & SCIENCES DEGREES AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY

Graduate Programs
MS IN STRATEGIC & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION


Prepares you for. . . Senior-level communication positions in any organization

Recommended for. . . New and experienced communication professionals looking for a flexible, personalized curriculum that prioritizes the specific skills you need to meet your goals and advance your career


Coursework covers. . . Core concepts in communication policy, ethics, theory, and the role of media in the digitized world, with electives available in topics like PR writing and planning, crisis communication, strategic social media communication, and digital publishing

MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING


Prepares you for. . . A career as an author or college composition professor

Recommended for. . . Writers seeking a low-residency program to deepen their understanding of the craft and refine their unique writing voice


Coursework covers. . . Writing workshops, packet exchanges with notable published writers, reading tutorials, career readiness residencies, and a concentration in fiction writing as well as electives in areas such as young adult and creative non-fiction

Optional in-person teaching fellowships let you gain experience and a salary that can be put toward your degree.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS


Prepares you for. . . A career as a public relations (PR) professional, whether you are new to the field, looking to expand upon current knowledge of PR, or in need of additional PR training in your current position  

Recommended for. . . Current or future PR professionals who are interested in learning or brushing up the day-to-day skills needed on the job 


Coursework covers. . . Strategic social media communication, corporate social responsibility, public relations planning and writing, reputation management, crisis communication, media relations, and more

Undergraduate Programs
BS IN COMMUNICATION


Prepares you for. . . A career as a professional communication specialist or graduate study in areas such as law, business, or communication

Recommended for. . . Those with a career interest in public relations, or in technically-oriented positions such as social media analytics


Coursework covers. . . Public relations, journalism, mass media and society, new technologies in communication, and publication design

BS IN CRIMINOLOGY & JUSTICE STUDIES


Prepares you for. . . A 21st century career in criminal justice, private security, and the legal profession, or for graduate study

Recommended for. . . Those seeking a well-rounded view of the criminal justice system and the practical technological skills to process and analyze evidence


Coursework covers. . . Topics from domestic violence to terrorism to online crime, expanding across fields such as sociology, political science, and biotechnology

BS IN PSYCHOLOGY


Prepares you for. . . A wide array of professional fields such as business, education, applied neuroscience, forensics, law, health sciences, and counseling, or for graduate study

Recommended for. . . Those interested in finding and framing answers to important questions regarding human behavior, cognition, and emotion, and applying those findings to improve lives


Coursework covers. . . Research methodology and statistics, as well as other key foundational skills sought after by employers in both corporate and research settings

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