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College of Arts & Sciences

Millikin's College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate programs that prepare students to perform their knowledge as life-long learners while providing them with the tools and experience for future success.

Whether you plan to pursue a degree in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences, you will get the chance to take part in real-world, hands-on opportunities, both in and out of the classroom.

Schools & Departments

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    Behavioral Sciences

    Explore the connections between mind, behavior and society, get involved with meaningful causes and deepen your understanding of society and the individuals within.
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    Experience the broad scope and diversity of modern biology through research, internships and hands-on studies and gain skills to develop your career in the life sciences.
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    Become skilled in hands-on scientific practices, theories and graduate-level research in preparation for fields including medicine, chemical engineering and more.
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    Immerse yourself in great literary works of the past and present while developing versatile communication skills that will prepare you for a future in writing, editing, publishing or teaching.
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    Environmental Studies

    Analyze all aspects of the natural world around you on local and global scales with this flexible, interdisciplinary program.
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    History & Political Science

    Understand political environments at both the domestic and international level as you pursue opportunities in government, pre-law and social sciences.
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    Mathematics & Computational Sciences

    Develop your quantitative and analytical mathematical skills into abilities you can apply in graduate school, data and computer sciences and to teaching.
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    Expand your worldview and take on complex intellectual challenges that will prepare you for graduate studies, law school or to take an alternate approach to arts, business, science and humanities.
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    Enhance your critical thinking and problem-solving skills while building a strong scientific foundation for your future career by studying physics or pre-engineering.
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    Sociology & Criminal Justice

    Prepare yourself for a profession in social service, public policy, law enforcement and more with programs designed to foster understanding of diversity, inclusion and social issues.
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    A great deal of Jarius’s time and studies are dedicated toward researching rhabdomyosarcoma, a disease which affected his brother Jaylon, who passed away in 2008. To hear more about Jarius's research and his involvement at Millikin, visit

  • PerformanceLearning

    Whether you plan to pursue a degree in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences, you will get the chance to take part in real-world, hands-on opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. 

    Performance Learning is at the center of everything we do at Millikin. 

    Graduate-Level Research

    Millikin's small class sizes allow students to work side-by-side with faculty to conduct graduate-level research early in their college career. Our students receive guidance and support every step of the way as they develop innovative ideas and perform groundbreaking research that will prepare them for their future careers.

    Millikin’s diverse student organizations allow students to get actively involved in service, leadership and collaboration. Students consistently take home top honors in the state, including awards from the Model Illinois Government, Moot Court Competition, Ethics Bowl and Illinois College Press Association.

  • Arts & Sciences Facilities

    From the $29 million Center for Theatre & Dance housing our nationally recognized programs to the 1,903-seat Kirkland Auditorium where our mainstage productions shine — from Perkinson Music Center, the home to the only all-Steinway school in Illinois, to Millikin’s retail art gallery Blue Connection, our students perform their passions in innovative, real-world spaces starting on day one.

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      University Commons

      The University Commons is home to Staley Library, Common Grounds, Millikin's dining hall, classrooms and collaboration spaces, all making it the hub for Millikin students.
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      Shilling Hall

      Millikin's oldest building, Shilling Hall is the familiar face of Millikin University. Shilling Hall is filled with history while supporting Millikin students through the learning of today.
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      Math Center

      The Math Center helps students excel in their math programs whether they are math majors or just needing a prerequisite.