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School of Social Sciences

Intellectual Challenges that Lead to Worldview Changes

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.

  • ProspectiveStudents

    Choose between specifically designed academic tracks in the philosophy major, targeting ethics or pre-law. Immerse yourself in Performance Learning opportunities such as Moot Court and Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl to get valuable professional experience and networks before graduation. 

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  • StudentSpotlight

    Meet Kayla Green, Class of 2023. Graduating with a triple major in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Philosophy (Pre-Law), Kayla maximized her time at Millikin, serving as a captain on the Track and Field team, an EDGE Program mentor and President of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

  • Programs of Study

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      Criminal Justice Major

      A major in Criminal Justice offers a broad and theoretical view of the criminal justice process, including sociological and political factors related to crime and criminal justice, and prepare students for varied careers in criminal justice through specific coursework in these fields.
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      Criminal Justice Minor

      The minor in Criminal Justice at Millikin University is intended to expose students to a wide range of criminology theory, concepts, and ideas.
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      Criminal Justice Certificate

      The criminal justice minor has been a very popular option for all Millikin students, including several Flexible Learning students.
    • History


      Studying history at Millikin University allows students to become not only masters of content, but practitioners of the discipline of history.
    • Pre-Law


      If you’re thinking about law school, you should be thinking about getting started at Millikin. Pre-Law at Millikin is not a major, but an advising program that prepares you for law school. We prepare you to succeed in law school by through several specific strategies.
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      Political Science

      Millikin's Department of Political Science is dedicated to developing its students' understanding of the political world at both the domestic and international levels.
    • Psychology


      This major will provide you with an understanding of psychology from its most basic level (neuroanatomy) to its most interactional level (sociocultural).
    • Psychology Minor

      Psychology Minor

      The minor in psychology is an excellent complement to other majors. Elective coursework will allow you to select courses to tailor the minor to your needs.
    • Sociology Major

      Sociology Major

      A major in sociology provides the student with an understanding of the social causes of human behavior, as well as a familiarity with the basic processes of social life, emphasizing effects of social stratification and social global issues.
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      Sociology Minor

      A minor in sociology provides the student with an interdisciplinary curriculum for several majors at Millikin and is intended to compliment a student's academic profile.
    • Social Science Education

      Social Science Education

      At Millikin, you prepare to become an outstanding teacher by taking engaging courses in U.S. and world history, political science, psychology, anthropology, and sociology.