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Majors, Minors & Concentrations

Choose from more than 70 majors in six colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Law School.

With so many options, it’s easy to find your niche. You can also pursue interdisciplinary concentrations, design a personal academic plan, combine majors, engage in independent studies or research, or create your own major to meet your academic and career goals.

Programs of Study


Certificate Programs

College of Arts and Sciences (Liberal Arts)

College of Arts and Sciences (Fine Arts)

Department of Art and Design

Department of Music

Department of Theatre Arts

College of Business and Public Administration

School of Education

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Law School

*School of Education

Elementary teaching endorsements: art, early childhood, English/language arts, health, mathematics, reading, history, science, special education (2nd endorsement only), social studies, theatre and communications studies, unified (early childhood with emphasis on special education), and English as a second language (K-12 endorsement). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12).

Secondary teaching endorsements: art, all business, English/language arts, English/rhetoric/theatre (English emphasis), theatre/rhetoric/English (theatre emphasis), journalism, English/speech-theatre/journalism, speech/theatre, reading (2nd endorsement only), economics (second field only), secondary mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, Earth science, general science, physical science, all science (5-8, 7-12), world history, American history, American history/American government, all social studies, world languages: Spanish, French, German, special education (Instructional Specialist I), English as a second language (K-12). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12). 

While only one teaching endorsement is required with an elementary or secondary license, two or more endorsements are recommended for maximizing students’ flexibility and variety of placement in their professional careers.

Students may combine education credentials and the BSE degree with other majors, minors and concentrations.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

March 1, 2018 - Regular Decision Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 enrollment

May 1, 2018 National Candidates Reply Date to enroll for Fall 2018