By liberal, we do not mean the opposite of conservative. The term, “liberal arts,” comes from the type of education that a free man (from the Latin liber, or free) would receive in the classical era, as opposed to a slave.
The Roman philosopher Cicero (106-43 B.C.) saw the liberal arts as a path to becoming a good citizen, but his Greek predecessors would call that too limiting. They valued the liberal arts as a means to happiness.
We believe the liberal arts are essential to your growth as a complete person. Full-impact learning at Drew will guide you to think, question and shun intellectual complacency, qualities in great demand.
At Drew, full-impact learning is rooted in tradition, and geared toward tomorrow.
You learn for
“Research in science is not like taking a test. I’m in the lab at 2:30 in the morning because I can’t sleep, waiting for the data to come back. When something happens, it’s an amazing feeling.”
Michael Jokubaitis, physics major
Economics / Chinese
Will Brackett ’11 landed a job at JPMorgan Chase before graduation thanks in part to the networking opportunities he had during his Wall Street Semester. “It was instrumental in providing me with opportunities to get my name out there,” he says.
A visit to Drew’s Center for Career and a student-teaching position guided Kati Eggert ’11 to the all-girls Westover School in Connecticut, where she serves as coach, dorm parent, admissions counselor and video teacher. “Student-teaching was incredibly different from anything else I had ever done,” she says. “It’s what really prepared me for life after college.”
Political Science / Philosophy
While at Drew, Laquan Austion ’09 embraced conservative political ideology, appreciating this whole idea of personal responsibility. Now, as field director for the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity and a graduate student in political management at George Washington University, he’s on the path to achieve his political dreams. “My mission, essentially, is to become president.”
All your life, people have been asking, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
At Drew, you’ll begin to find the answer.