About the College

‌With 42 majors in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, the College of Arts and Sciences spans a vast territory of human knowledge and provides the foundation of the liberal arts at Drake.

Your experience in the college will combine breadth and depth—exposure to an impressive range of ideas and thorough immersion in fascinating projects.

Whatever your area of interest, you will learn to write well, to think critically and creatively, to pose powerful questions, and to search out the answers, gaining exceptional preparation for future success.

By the numbers:

  • Over 70 percent of classes in the College of Arts and Sciences have fewer than 20 students, allowing for personal attention and participatory discussions.
  • 99 percent of Arts and Sciences graduates (2011-12) found career employment or entered graduate school within six months of receiving their degree.
  • The College of Arts and Sciences offers the greatest range of subjects found at Drake: 42 majors, 27 minors, 8 concentrations
  • Arts and Sciences alumni are working in all 50 states, as well as internationally. See their Success After Drake stories.
  • Three College of Arts and Sciences students were awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2013-14, and two Arts and Sciences students received the Goldwater Foundation Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award for future scientists, mathematicians, and engineers for 2013-14 and 2013-15.
  • Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had at least one internship, assistantship, on-site practicum, or field experience.
  • Arts & Sciences students studied abroad in 30 countries during the 2012-2013 academic year.

A&S Events
April 16, 2014
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
April 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
April 17, 2014
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
A&S News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.