Drake University Honors Program

The unique Honors Program at Drake University offers undergraduate and Pharmacy students discussion-based, reading- and writing-intensive courses on interdisciplinary and ever-changing topical issues. It is designed for motivated students who want to actively participate in challenging seminar courses.

Students at Drake University may use the Honors Track as a way to fulfill their general education requirements. Instead of taking Areas of Inquiry (AOI) coursework, students can take six Honors courses as an alternative to AOIs. The one-hour Honors Practicum, while not counting towards the Honors Track,  is a good introduction to the Honors Program goals and vision.

Students who complete the Honors Track, maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and complete an Honors Senior Thesis capstone project with a "B" or better are eligible to receive the "University Honors" distinction on their Drake transcript and diploma.

The program provides a unique opportunity for intellectual enrichment both in and out of the classroom. Check out our blog to see more about our events, alumni, and what students have to say about the Honors Program!

 

 

University News
August 2, 2017
Fifty Des Moines Public Schools students will participate in a week-long symposium at Drake University to discuss the unique challenges that students of color face when preparing for college.
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