Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences mission is to provide an intellectually stimulating learning environment whose graduates are liberally educated professionals dedicated to serving their clients, patients, profession, and community. The College offers the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program as well as an undergraduate Bachelor of Sciences degree in the Health Sciences. Pharmacy degree combinations include the Masters in Business Administration (PharmD/MBA), Masters in Public Administration (PharmD/MPA) and Law (PharmD/JD). Many pharmacy as well as health sciences students also pursue minors or second majors in a variety of fields as well as concentrations in areas such as diabetes care (pharmacy only), leadership, and global and comparative public health.
Drake is located in the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa allowing student numerous opportunities to pursue involvement on campus as well as within the community. In addition, the College is committed to provide students international experiences. A number of international locations (Australia, Belize, Canada, France, New Zealand, South Africa) are available for PharmD students who wish to do one of their rotations abroad.
The College’s vision is to be recognized for its innovation, demonstrating continuous quality improvement in teaching, scholarship and service, while boldly pursuing opportunities for breakthrough achievements. Innovative research arenas include pharmacogenomics, (list other priorities – neuro/CV/etc?)
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Drake's 150-acre campus is nestled in a residential neighborhood in the heart of Des Moines -- just 10 minutes from downtown and within easy access of all the opportunities in the business, political, and cultural hub of Iowa.
With more than 160 student organizations on campus, students can explore current passions or investigate new ones. Drake offers organizations related to academic fields, developing leadership skills, politics, mock trial, Model UN, service and volunteerism, chess, and much more. The International Student Association sponsors many activities, including the highly popular cultural program and food fair.
Drake has more than 20 intramural and club sports and also competes at the NCAA Division I level. The Drake Relays, one of the top track and field meets in the world, was launched in 1910. More than 20,000 spectators, 220 college and university teams, and world-class athletes come to campus for the spring event known as America's Athletic Classic.