The unique Honors Program at Drake University offers undergraduate and Pharmacy students discussion-based, reading- and writing-intensive courses on interdisciplinary and ever-changing topical issues. It is designed for motivated students who want to actively participate in challenging seminar courses.
Students at Drake University may use the Honors Track as a way to fulfill their general education requirements. Instead of taking Areas of Inquiry (AOI) coursework, students take six Honors courses as an alternative to AOIs. The Honors Practicum, while not counting as a three-credit hour honors course elective, is helpful for success in future Honors courses and Drake course-work in general.
Students who complete the Honors Track, maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA, and complete an Honors Senior Thesis capstone project with a "B" or better are eligible to receive the "University Honors" distinction on their Drake transcript and diploma.
The program provides a unique opportunity for intellectual enrichment both in and out of the classroom.