Honors Program Options


The Honors Track is an interdisciplinary, discussion-dependent, reading- and writing-intensive alternative to Drake's already innovative general education curriculum.

Honors Program Track requirements:

  • One Quantitative Literacy AOI course-- 3 credits
  • One Artistic Experience AOI course-- 3 credits
  • One Physical or Life Science course with lab-- 4 credits
  • HONR 100: Paths to Knowledge-- 4 credits
  • 15 additional Honors elective credits*

Total = 29 credit hours

Visual Honors Track

To graduate with a "University Honors" distinction on Drake degree:

  • Complete the Honors Program Track (above)
  • Complete an Honors Senior Thesis
  • Graduate with a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher


University News
October 2, 2015
Visionary social entrepreneur Ben Simon will present “Waste Not, Want Not: How Food Recovery Can End Hunger in the 21st Century" at Drake University on Tuesday, October 13.