Undergraduate News

 Watch Rutgers senior Nathaniel Baffoe-Mensah explain why he chose to study English on the pre-med track:

student wrtgEvery spring there are many prizes and awards offered through the department. These awards add impressive lines to your resume, but most important, they affirm your achievements. Please consider submitting your work for an award!! If you don’t submit something, you can’t win. Give it a try! The deadline to submit your work for awards is Monday, March 21, 2016.

See the list of available awards at

The Certificate in Creative Writing is available to English majors and minors, ensuring the coordination of creative work with the critical study of literature.  The certificate program curriculum (a total of 16 credits) begins with a foundational course in creative writing, followed by a series of electives in a variety of genres and media, culminating in an advanced workshop and the development of a portfolio.  Students who fulfill all the requirements for the certificate with a minimum average (in creative wriitng courses) of 3.0 will be awarded the Certificate in Creative Writing. 

Application for Creative Writing Certificate



Welcome new students! 

Whether you are looking for English courses to fulfill requirements or you are interested in becoming a major, we are here to guide you.

Please be sure to look at our fall 2013 Undergraduate Courses for full descriptions, as well as the locations and times that the courses meet.  Remember to visit our site again in the beginning of October, when the spring 2014 courses will be posted. 

Transfer students: if you have just declared English as your major, please add your name to our mailing list by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Undergraduate office is open for in person advising from 9-12 and 1-4 Monday-Friday.  Stop by Murray Hall 104 or 106 if you have questions or need advising.

Hope you have a great fall semester!