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Majors, Minors & Concentrations

Choose from more than 140 majors in six colleges and schools: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Law School.

With so many options, it’s easy to find your niche. You can also pursue interdisciplinary concentrations, design a personal academic plan, combine majors, engage in independent studies or research, or create your own major to meet your academic and career goals.

Programs of Study


Certificate Programs

*School of Education

Elementary teaching endorsements: art, early childhood, English/language arts, health, mathematics, reading, history, science, special education (2nd endorsement only), social studies, theatre and communications studies, unified (early childhood with emphasis on special education), and English as a second language (K-12 endorsement). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12).

Secondary teaching endorsements: art, all business, English/language arts, English/rhetoric/theatre (English emphasis), theatre/rhetoric/English (theatre emphasis), journalism, English/speech-theatre/journalism, speech/theatre, reading (2nd endorsement only), economics (second field only), secondary mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, Earth science, general science, physical science, all science (5-8, 7-12), world history, American history, American history/American government, all social studies, world languages: Spanish, French, German, special education (Instructional Specialist I), English as a second language (K-12). Add-on endorsements are also available for middle school (6-8) and coaching (K-12). 

While only one teaching endorsement is required with an elementary or secondary license, two or more endorsements are recommended for maximizing students’ flexibility and variety of placement in their professional careers.

Students may combine education credentials and the BSE degree with other majors, minors and concentrations.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission: Fall 2020 term

Now - Enroll for Fall 2020

June and July (Varied Dates) - Virtual Sneak Peak at Drake

June 12 - Virtual Orientation Session III

June 22Virtual Orientation Session IV

June 26 - Virtual Orientation Session V