Founded in 1881 by the Disciples of Christ, Drake University offers more than 70 academic programs. Students can also design a personal academic plan or create their own majors. Drake was part of the first group of schools to be accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. While the College of Arts & Sciences is the university’s largest school, Drake also offers competitive programs through the schools of Business & Public Administration, Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Journalism & Mass Communication, and Education. All of the schools, as well as Drake’s Law School, offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Many of the departments offer online courses during the summer, and the School of Education offers both video and online professional development courses all year long. Drake students can also participate in ESL programs, undergraduate research programs, leadership programs, or one of the university’s 175 study abroad programs that take place in more than 60 different countries. The university’s most popular undergraduate majors are Business/Marketing, Communications/Journalism, and Education.