Academic Resources

On this page, you’ll find more information about University resources related to Health and Wellness, including:

Academic Calendar

The majority academic programs operate on the University’s quarter system. Consult with your Program Manager or Academic Advisor for details on your degree program’s required classes.

Advising Syllabus

Developed by Dornsife’s Program Manager/Academic Advisors for master’s students, this syllabus is designed to outline what is expected of you in the academic advising process during your time as a student at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University

Blackboard Learn (BBL)

Blackboard Learn is the University’s learning management system. Faculty use BBL to deliver course material, assignments, and readings. Courses may not be appear until several days after the start of classes.

Need further assistance navigating Blackboard Learn?

For additional support, please contact 215-895-2020 or


Drexel University Barnes & Noble Bookstores are conveniently located on all three Philadelphia campuses and provide textbooks, school supplies, Drexel clothing and gifts, and general merchandise. Drexel bookstores also coordinate programs for ordering Convocation and Commencement regalia and class rings.

Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS)

The Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) empowers students to develop skills and strategies that foster academic success and personal growth through purposeful interactions with peer and professional staff. CLASS supports Drexel University students’ efforts to achieve their academic goals through a variety of services, including: Academic Coaching, Tutoring, Workshops and Events.

Class Registration

Registering for courses is an important part of being a student. Planning your schedule, ensuring you remain on progress towards completing your degree, and selecting courses that will aid in your success require careful planning and attention to detail. Online registration occurs in early August. You will receive an email reminder to register for class. Explore this tutorial to learn more about the registration process.

Course Catalog

The Catalog contains all programs offered by Drexel University, providing enrolled students with the information they need regarding their chosen academic path, and helping prospective students make important enrollment decisions.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources (DR), under the Office of Equality and Diversity, empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to provide reasonable accommodations. To ensure that all qualified individuals with disabilities receive the information and resources they need, all officers, deans, department heads, faculty members, academic advisors, directors, and supervisors must refer any individual who requests an accommodation to Disability Resources. All referrals, even if initially made verbally, must be followed up in writing.


The DrexelOne Portal is a one-stop shop for accessing personal, academic, financial, and career information. Access to other services requiring sign-in, such as the University Libraries, commuter links, DragonCard funds, and vendor discounted software also are provided within DrexelOne. This system is used by all members of the Drexel community. Students can expect to use DrexelOne to register for classes, view class schedules and grades, edit personal information, update emergency contacts, and more.

Each cohort has a group, or shell, title DSPH Students “YEAR”. This shell will provide you with important information to the student experience, such as:

  • Student handbook
  • Announcements
  • Orientation Schedule
  • Events
  • Commencement information

Be sure to check this tab often for updated information or turn on notifications so you find out about important dates, deadlines and other announcements.

Drexel Email Account

Drexel email is serviced through Office 365 and is available to all Drexel students, faculty, and professional staff. All University communications will be shared to your Drexel email account. It is important that you check your Drexel email account frequently to receive communications regarding coursework and other campus announcements.

Please note that students are required to use their Drexel email to conduct official University business. Although students are permitted to set up email forwarding, communications between faculty/staff and students must be conducted through your official Drexel email account.

Drexel Writing Center

The Drexel Writing Center (DWC) helps all members of the Drexel community think through and develop their writing projects, primarily through one-on-one consultations with Peer Readers, Graduate Writing Consultants and Faculty Readers. DWC is staffed by undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professional tutors. With an undergraduate and graduate staff that spans a wide variety of disciplines, the DWC is a place of cross-disciplinary work where readers and writers learn from each other.

English Language Center

The ELC provides tutoring and language, writing, and research consultations for Drexel international students. Additionally, ELC offers a language support consultation from which students can receive an individual development plan and support resources for self-study/on-going tutoring.

For further assistance with language, graduate students make take a free, no-credit University course (HUM006: Oral communication for non-native speakers) to improve spoken language proficiency.

Final Exam Schedule

The Final Exam Schedule is detailed by course and term.

Graduate College

The Graduate college oversees more than 230 programs across the University and works closely with the Dornsife to advocate for the graduate student experience, including interdisciplinary research, professional development, academic support, and developing policies.

Graduate Forms

Graduate student forms are accessible via the Advisor Visit Tracking (AVT) system. Please visit the link above for forms related to:

  • Health Insurance Subsidy
  • Accelerated Degree Program
  • Cooperative Education & Internships
  • Courses & Grades
  • Academic Dismissal & Reinstatement
  • Graduate Readmission & Transfer Credit
  • Doctoral (D) Forms
  • Graduate Program Completion Forms
  • International Student Travel

Human Subjects Research

Review this resource for guidelines and forms for Human Subjects Research as a part of the Integrated Learning Experience (ILE).

Independent Study

Independent Study (IS) courses may be offered for students to explore areas of special interest that are not provided in the existing curriculum. A faculty member and student must together negotiate a course of study. Independent Study may not be used to replace regularly offered courses or courses needed for a degree requirement without approval from the Office of the Provost. Submit an Independent Study request and complete the Independent Study Signature page.

Information Technology

Information Technology provides university-wide instructional, administrative, and research services using its robust computing and communications infrastructure. IT provides support for accounts, computers and software, network, email, video, and more! Nesbitt Hall has a computer lab exclusively for Public Health students where limited printing is available.


Drexel University Libraries has four physical locations and a dynamic online presence with access to over two million items. Students have access to printing, scanning, and computing, other AV materials, and borrowing privileges.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is the latest computer, mobile, and Web-enabled suite of Office apps, email, OneDrive, and related services. Office 365 apps are also integrated with other Microsoft cloud services (e.g. SharePoint and OneDrive). Office 365 email and apps are available to all Drexel matriculated students.

Need further assistance navigating Microsoft Office 365?

Prerequisite-Free Electives

These electives are open to all majors with no prerequisites other than University requirements.

Statistical and Visualization Program Resources

If you would like to expand or gain new programming and data analysis skills, create interactive graphs, and generate maps check out this resource guide.

This includes instructions and links to access free software (with the exception of STATA) and training through Drexel. Additionally, free training, textbook, and cheat sheet guides at basic, intermediate, and sometimes advanced levels are below descriptions for each software.

Student Forms

Please visit the link above for forms related to:

  • Financial Aid, Billing, and Registration Forms
  • Co-op & Career Services Forms
  • Equality & Diversity Forms
  • Student Concerns & Complaints

Steinbright Career Development Center

The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) offers personalized career guidance and world-class know-how. From our undergraduate and graduate co-op programs and career workshops, to career counseling, career fairs, national and international hands-on experience, the Steinbright staff can help shape students’ careers–and give them the edge they need to succeed.

Term Master Schedule

The Term Master Schedule provides course schedule and course detailed information based on terms.


Drexel provides a University-wide license for Zoom, the online meeting and video-conferencing service with built-in collaboration tools and team chat. In addition to HD video, Zoom offers telephone-only and reservations-less conferencing. The Zoom meeting service is available to students, faculty, and professional staff. For more information and tutorials, contact the Drexel Zoom Admin Team at 215.895.2324 or visit the Zoom FAQs.

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