The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to provide an exceptional learning environment for students to develop the talents and skills necessary for personal and professional success. Combining a solid grounding in their major disciplines with an interdisciplinary approach to education, Arts and Sciences students learn, practice and value analysis, experimentation, creativity and ethical action. In collaboration with the entire university, the College encourages students to assume responsibility for their education and to become engaged citizens on both the local and global levels.
The college offers degree programs in the full range of arts and sciences disciplines and interdisciplinary programs, enabling students to lay the groundwork for careers in education, business, the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It also provides liberal education experiences for students in the University’s undergraduate professional programs, and through its School of Fine Arts, enriches the cultural experience of all members of the Drake community.
The Drake University College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of the divisions of Humanities, Natural Sciences; Social Sciences and Fine Arts.