ENGLISH is the study of the history and literature of this complex, global language. As an English major from a strong liberal arts school you graduate knowing how to read, write and think. These critical evaluation and communication skills are valued by all employers in the global marketplace. Available as a major or minor program of study.

The Write Decision

We head into Manhattan to famous literary hotspots like the 92nd Street Y to see readings and lectures. And we bring amazing guest writers to Drew to talk with students about writing and publishing. Networking leads to opportunities.

Our students go on to a wide variety of successes. Some head for grad school in English, or to creative writing MFA programs. Others go into law, teaching, digital media or international nongovernment organizations around the globe.

Because of the small size, I was able to express my voice in a class that cared about what I had to say. If it weren’t for Patrick Phillips’ poetry workshop, I do not think I would be where I am today as a writer. ”
John Dabrowski C’12
on Creative Writing Workshops

Less Sitting. More Doing.

Drew students have the benefit of accessing out-of-the-classroom opportunities found in New York City and locations abroad. Take our NYC Semester focusing on Communications and Media, where students spend two days a week learning from industry leaders from inside the profession, or the London Semester where modern mixes with the medieval. Talk with painters, catch a band in a pub, or question writers, composers, actors and directors and detect a new artistic generation emerging.

Hands-on learning at Drew is the norm—not the exception.