The Drake Curriculum
This core set of courses that every Drake student takes will deliver the liberal arts education that’s critical to success in a complex, rapidly changing world.
First Year Seminar
Every student starts their Drake Experience with one of these small, discussion-based classes. You’ll explore an interesting topic while forming the connections and friendships critical to enjoying your time at Drake.
Small classes use reading, writing, and thought-provoking discussions to build the critical thinking, intellectual abilities, and interpersonal skills needed for success in any career field.
Take advantage of exciting opportunities to build global thinking skills while exploring and understanding cultures around the world.
Even our talented, expert faculty members acknowledge that experience is the best teacher. That’s why Drake offers students in every major abundant opportunities to learn by doing.
World Languages & Cultures
Develop and enhance cultural and linguistic abilities in preparation for success in academic, professional, and personal global experiences.
Student Leadership Opportunities
Training and mentorship are some of the opportunities that prepare students to enjoy their roles as effective leaders in their communities and for the causes and issues they care about.
Division I Athletics
Build your athletic talent and contribute to team success while learning valuable life skills, including integrity, teamwork, empathy, problem-solving, leadership, the value of preparation, and how to support each other in victory and defeat.