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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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    School of Biological & Environmental Studies

    Experience the diversity of modern biology, analyze environmental policies and gain skills through research, internships and hands-on studies to develop your career in the life sciences.
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    School of Chemistry & Physics

    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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    School of Social Sciences

    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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    School of Writing, Languages & Cultures

    Engage with great literary works, develop versatile writing skills and immerse yourself in rich cultures and languages to prepare for a future in teaching, writing, and communicating with global populations.
  • StudentSpotlight

    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 millikin.edu/Jarius.

  • 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.
    • Shilling Hall

      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.