Prospective Students

Meet our Comparative Literature Majors and Alumni


Majoring in Comparative Literature can take you where you want to go!

Comparative Literature is the interdisciplinary study of global cultural expressions as they shape and are shaped by science, economics, religion, politics, sexuality, and other historical forces.

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Information about the program's learning goals, major and minor requirements, and faculty advising is available by clicking on the links in the undergraduate menu at right.


Arts and Sciences in Action: Comparative Literature Style


I took literature courses that raised my awareness of global issues, and then put those issues into a real world focus through political science.

Study Comparative Literature

The program attracts students with wide-ranging interests


The Department of Comparative Literature is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a Comparative Literature major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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