The Dance major is designed for students to focus on one of two career options. Each option can lead to graduate study at Drexel or be completed at the end of four years. Each option contains a co-op experience. Students wishing to change career focus throughout the course of the undergraduate curriculum will have the option to do so.
The Dance/Movement Therapy option is a four year B.S. degree in dance with a minor in Psychology, with the option of continuing on to a two year M.A. in Creative Arts in Therapy. Students focusing on Dance/Movement Therapy will participate in a six month co-op experience during the spring and summer terms of their junior year. Students will participate in Co-op with a practicing dance/movement therapist, community dance artist, or mental health professional in a mental health, social service, rehabilitation, medical, special education, or community arts setting. These Co-op experiences will be arranged through Steinbright Career Development Center with the support of the Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy program.
The Dance in Education option is a four year B.S. degree in dance with a minor in psychology with the option of enrolling in a five year combined B.S./M.S. program. Upon completion of the five year option, students will have earned a B.S. degree in dance with a minor in psychology and an M.S. in the Science of Instruction, including recommendation for a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in the area of Elementary Education (K-6). Students in the Dance in Education track will participate in after school dance clubs, artist in residence school programs and auditorium lecture demonstration programs as part of a community outreach dance company run by the Dance program at Drexel during the fall and winter of their junior year as their Co-op experience.