Drake University Honors Program

The unique Honors Program at Drake University offers 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 can take Honors courses as an alternative to AOIs.

Those students who complete the Honors Track and also maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and complete an Honors Senior Thesis capstone project 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. Through Honors coursework, students investigate key questions of what we know and how we know it.