STEM Opportunities at Drake
A Drake degree in a STEM field can give you the academic knowledge, preparation, real-world experiences, and connections to take your talents and skills to some incredibly exciting places.
Students interested in an education in STEM now have access to brand new, cutting-edge resources in the newly opened STEM@DRAKE complex.
Completed in Fall 2017, the complex brings together science, technology, education, and math departments in a collaborative learning environment. With new lab spaces, classrooms, and lecture halls equipped with the latest technology, the STEM@DRAKE complex is designed to maximize exploration and collaboration in state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces.
In Collier-Scripps hall, students work in collaboration stations with wall-mounted displays and modular furniture that can be easily moved to meet the individual needs of each class.
In the Science Connector building, students conduct research using a 120-foot track installed with force plates that measure how walking and running impacts the human body.
Students in the Occupational Therapy building use a four-room apartment and streetscape, complete with automobile, to gain practice in a real-world situation and provide practical training to caregivers.
STEM-related Majors and Minors at Drake
Depending on your interests and goals, Drake University offers a variety of programs to prepare you for a career in STEM.
- Actuarial Science*
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology*
- Computer Science*
- Data Analytics*
- Environmental Science*
- Geography Minor
- Health Sciences
- Information Systems
- Mathematics Education (Secondary)
- Occupational Therapy (must enroll as pre-occupational therapy)
- Physics / Pre-engineering*
- Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) (must apply after completing Pre-pharmacy)
- Quantitative Economics*
- Behavior Analysis of Developmental Disabilities
- Comparative Animal Behavior Concentration
- Diabetes Concentration
- Global and Comparative Public Health Concentration
Education STEM Endorsements
New STEM Programs
*For international students on an F-1 visa: These majors qualify for the 24-month STEM Optional Practical Training extension. All majors without an asterisk (and all minors and concentrations) are not designated by ICE/USCIS for this extension.