Drew University

What You Learn

What You Learn

You might know what you want to pursue. Or not.
We have 50+ fields of study—and the inspired faculty—
to make the journey matter.

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No matter your field of study at Drew,

you'll acquire these seven skills for success fundamental sets
of knowledge and skill we believe
every student must build

  1. Critical thinking and problem solving

    Says who? Don't take their word for it. Learning to evaluate information—and then integrate it into viable solutions—will make you indispensable.

  2. Creativity, design and innovation

    Ditch the same-old. Seeing things a new way—whether it's a sales pitch or a stage set—is the springboard to all progress.

  3. Collaboration and teamwork

    Don’t go it alone. Partnering with others—from virtual strangers to close collaborators—creates synergy in today’s team-based workplace.

  4. Written, oral and visual communications

    Well said! Target your message and your audience. Making a convincing argument—for an idea, product, worldview or your own self—will really get you places.

  5. Cross-cultural understanding and communication

    Jambo! Say hello to the world. Stepping outside your comfort zone—so you can bridge divides and connect lives—is the key to global citizenship.

  6. Research, observation and experimentation

    Just ask. Delve into every mystery. Knowing what you don't know—and how to find the answers—leads to greater understanding and even bigger questions.

  7. Leadership,
    self-direction and

    Follow me! Set a course for self-knowledge. Being a successful leader requires the ability—and the humility—to inspire confidence in others.

let us be perfectly clear

Drew takes these seven skills so seriously that we evaluate every course for how well the university delivers on them. Here's how some recent courses stack up, according to our toughest critics—Drew students.

1. Critical thinking 2. Creativity 3. Teamwork 4. Written/Oral 5. Cross-cultural 6. Research 7. Leadership
Regional Ethnography: Borders and Borderlands X X X X O O
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II X X X X O O
Two-Dimensional Design X X X O O
Greek and Roman Art X X X O O
Freshwater Ecology X X X X X O O
Management X X X X X O O
Physical Chemistry I Laboratory X X X X O O
Modern Chinese Society X X X X X O O
Classical Mythology X X O O
Topics in Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence X X X O O
The Economics of Health and Health Care X X X X O O
Geographic Information Systems X X X O O
Approaches to Literature: Medieval Monsters X X X X O O
French Conversation and Composition: Current Events X X X X X O O
Struggle for Equality: African-American History 1860 to Present X X X O O
Introductory Statistics X X X X O O
Electronic Music Composition X X X O O
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology X X X X O O
Introduction to Philosophy X X X X O O
Electronics X X X X X O O
Constitutional Law and Civil Rights X X X X O O
Cognitive Neuroscience X X X X O O
Biomedical Ethics X X X O O
Introduction to Sociology X X X X O O
Fundamentals of Oral and Written Spanish II X X X X X O O
Acting and Directing X X X X X O O
Global Feminisms X X X O O

X Skill attainment rated highly by students on 2011-12 course evaluations.

O These skills accumulate in all classes across the curriculum and are not measured at the course level.