What Are the Arts and Sciences?

The liberal arts and the sciences are both ways to develop and use new knowledge to improve the human condition.

In the College of Arts & Sciences at Millikin University, we invite students to become knowledge seekers, makers, and transformers in their communities and professions. Join our effort to learn beyond the instant, to be a creator of new knowledge, to go beyond the surface. Work with us as we explore creative uses of knowledge to solve problems, to observe the physical and the social worlds, and to change ourselves and and our world through the arts and sciences. 

The college consists of three divisions with a total of eleven departments. There are about 750 students across all of our majors, which represents about one-third of all Millikin undergraduate students. A&S students include about 350 students majoring in the Social Sciences, 250 students majoring in the Natural Sciences, and 150 students majoring in the Humanities.

Welcome to Millikin University, where we ask you to take the academic stage, to perform your knowledge, and to develop habits of life-long learning. There are plenty of problems in the world. You are uniquely positioned to develop solutions that the world needs now to solve those problems.

CAS News

Millikin Bird Research
Academic | Biology | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin students perform health assessments of birds
April 19, 2018, 10:15am
MU students learn how to take samples from wild animals Students from Millikin University's physiological ecology course visited the Illinois Raptor Center in Decatur, Ill., on April 17 to...
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Millikin Tri Beta
Academic | Biology | Campus
Millikin biology students take top honors at Tri Beta Conference
April 17, 2018, 12:45pm
Millikin Tri Beta Chapter receives Outstanding Chapter Award Students of Millikin University's Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society presented their research at the North Central-1 District...
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A.D. Carson
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
A.D. Carson '04 returns to Millikin to share his story
April 11, 2018, 10:45am
Professor of Hip-Hop opens Civic Discourse Week As a high school student, A.D. Carson '04 aspired to become a professional rapper. Years later, the Millikin University graduate has made a...
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