A capstone experience for chemistry majors engages students in a collaborative research project with a faculty member which leads to a research thesis and professional development through a series of seminar courses.
Through our chemistry Colloquium Series, majors learn about career opportunities in different settings such as academia and industry, graduate work, cutting-edge chemistry research, and the role of chemistry in society.
The peer mentor program has been instituted to provide chemistry majors hands-on teaching experience while helping their peers with course materials.
Drake chemistry graduates have pursued doctoral degrees at University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Arizona State University, and many other schools.
Students can choose to do research with faculty from departments outside their major. For example, in the chemistry research laboratories it is common to find students majoring in chemistry, physics, BCMB, and pharmacy.
Some of our science students have been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship which is considered the most prestigious award in the United States to undergraduates in the sciences.
When Brytani Cavil addresses Drake University’s graduating class of 2016 as the top graduating senior, she aims to inspire more than her fellow students. She hopes to set an example for her two-year-old twins.