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STEM Opportunities

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.


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.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Spring 2021, or Fall 2021

Now- Virtual Individual Admission Appointments

Now - Student-Guided Virtual Campus Tours

October 19 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Transfer Process

October 21 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Application Process

October 22 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Transfer Process

October 27 - Admission 101 livestream: Essay Writing

November 3 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 7 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 10 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 18 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying for College & Financial Aid