Who We Are

DUCA is a five-week, residential, summer computing program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA that promotes interest in information technology, computer science, business and digital arts & media. DUCA students do not focus on one specific area of computing. Rather, the program has a more holistic approach to education, exposing students to a variety of fields in computing through interactive, group projects.

What Students Explore:
  • Information Technology
  • Game Design I Game Development
  • Robotics
  • Computer Networking I Security
  • Social Media I Web Development
What Students Gain:
  • An authentic college experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Friendship
  • Confidence

The program is open to current high school sophomores and juniors, with no residency requirements—students from anywhere in the U.S. may apply.

Students who successfully complete DUCA and subsequently enroll at Drexel University will receive a $3,000 renewable scholarship.

The Eugene and Meher Garfield DUCA Scholars Endowed Fund, established in June of 2013, provides funding for a full scholarship for one economically underserved high school student per year from Philadelphia, The Delaware Valley, or Southern New Jersey to attend DUCA. Selection of the recipient shall be determined by the Director of DUCA.

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Life As A DUCA Student

DUCA Residential Life
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DUCA 2014
June 22-July 25, 2014

DUCA 2014 Application is now OPEN!!

DEADLINE is May 29, 2014.

Any questions, please email duca@drexel.edu


"Our son returned home with a much greater sense of the range of careers in information technology. He matured greatly and demonstrated confidence in his final presentation. We would recommend this program for any parent with a child interested in IT but unclear what specific path will be of greatest interest to them." - DUCA Parent

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Contact DUCA
Phone: 215.895.2474 | Email: duca@drexel.edu