About Drury University

A Brief Introduction

A glance at what makes Drury shine

Drury offers bright, achieving students a commitment to personalized education and diversity. Students expect -- and are expected -- to explore great ideas and confront questions that will successfully prepare them for dynamic careers and enhanced lives as active global participants. A Drury education combines professional training with the liberal arts.

More than 70 majors and academic programs are available. But a quality education goes beyond the standards of academic scholarship. Drury enriches the whole person as each student explores new ideas, challenges beliefs, learns to think critically and eventually finds new ways to understand the world outside the classroom.

Every student earns a minor in global studies through a unique core curriculum called Global Perspectives 21, which combines the sciences, social sciences and humanities to enhance communication and problem-solving skills.

A key to the Drury experience is the way students develop friendships with faculty. A professor teaches every class; there are no teaching assistants. In classroom discussions, frequent conversation outside of class, and undergraduate research projects, students and faculty treat each other as colleagues.

Drury's innovative, intense yet very personal approach to learning happens in a traditional campus setting. The nearly 90-acre campus is surrounded by downtown Springfield, yet sheltered from the bustle of urban life --- until a student decides it's time to explore. Then the city reveals art, culture, and community service opportunities in abundance.