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Saturday Scholars Programs

The Saturday Scholars programs within Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions allow students to obtain their Bachelors of Science degree in the expanding fields of health care or behavioral health care at an accelerated pace by taking courses exclusively on Saturdays. Both are part-time degree completion programs making them ideal for students with work and/or family obligations. Students take course only on Saturdays in six-week accelerated sessions. Typically, students enter the program with an Associates degree or equivalent college credits and complete the program in less than 2 years. These programs are taught in classrooms located in Drexel's Center City Health Sciences campus.

Health Services Administration >> 

As the field of health care has been expanding and changing at an incredible rate, the need for health services administrators has increased as well. Students in the HSAD Saturday Scholars program are prepared for administrative/managerial positions in settings such as hospitals, clinics, managed care facilities, and health marketing firms. Drexel's HSAD program is comprised of a comprehensive curriculum, within which students receive a strong foundation in general management and economic principles, along with policies related to health care.

Behavioral Health Counseling >> 

Students with professorRecognized by mental health professionals for the quality of its graduates, Drexel's BHC program represents the most innovative program of its kind, providing an unusually strong foundation in clinical counseling skills most desired in addiction and mental health treatment settings. Students learn the necessary competencies needed to gain immediate employment, or to pursue their education at the graduate level in areas such as counseling psychology or social work. Occupations in the mental health field are projected to increase at much higher rates than average, and employers in our area often say that they find our graduates to be the best prepared.

To Learn More

Attend an upcoming information session, schedule a meeting to receive a transfer credit evaluation, or chat with current students and faculty. Contact Abby Mayer, Program Administrator, at 267-359-5567 or for more information or to receive application materials.