Hours Breakdown

Engaged Citizen Corps, how will you have the time?

You only have 168 hours in a week, and you might be asking yourself, how do I fit it all in? On average, first year students take 12-15 credit hours/semester (4-5 classes, one class is typically 3 credits).  For every credit hour it is anticipated that you will spend 1 hour in class and 2 hours outside of class on assignments & homework.  Assume you are taking 12 credits, or in other words 4 classes/semester, we anticipate you'll spend approxiately 36 hours week on academics (4 classes x 9 hours = 36 hours/week) between going to class and doing homework.

  • Sleeping 8 hrs/day x 7 days =  56 hrs/week
  • Personal (showers, hair, etc.) 1 hrs/day x 7 days = 7 hrs/week
  • Eating (including prep & clean-up) 2.5 hrs/day x 7 days = 17.5 hrs/week
  • Classes and Labs 12 hrs/week
  • Study Time 24 hrs/week
  • Travel to/from service site 4 hrs/week
  • Engaged Citizen Corps Service 8 hrs/week
  • Exercise 3 hrs/week

After accounting for the above activities you still have 36 hours left for other activities such as leisure time (TV/internet), hanging out with friends/family, errands/laundry, student clubs & organizations!

Fall

Jterm

Spring

FYS: The Common Good*

Information Literacy*
(online course)

Written Communication*

ECC Seminar (1 credit)

 

ECC Seminar (1 credit)

3-4 Exploratory / Major Courses

 

3-4 Exploratory / Major Courses

8-10/hrs week service

 

8-10/hrs week service 

For specifics on how Engaged Citizen Corps will work with your anticipated major please consult with your the department chair.

University News
March 14, 2017
Drake University will host the Iowa Interfaith Exchange, a free series from April 6-8 of more than 50 presentations, panels, and performances on the current state and future promise of interfaith activity in the state of Iowa.
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