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 can take six Honors courses as an alternative to AOIs. The one-hour Honors Practicum, while not counting towards the Honors Track, is a good introduction to the Honors Program goals and vision.
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. Through Honors coursework, students investigate key questions of what we know and how we know it.