Why English?

The question isn’t: “What can I do with an English degree?” Rather, it’s: “What can’t I do with an English degree?”

Students who major in English can focus on writing, literature, or English education. But a degree in English from Millikin University is much broader than that—students across all three majors undertake an educational journey through great works of the past; explore intriguing writings of the present; and gain the preparation they need to write, edit, publish, or teach in the future. 

And when they graduate?

Our English majors go on to be poets and authors, newspaper and magazine journalists, editors, publishers, teachers, professors, lawyers, technical communicators, copywriters, corporate analysts, human resource managers, librarians, grant writers, program managers. You name it.

What prepares them for such diverse careers?

It’s their time in the English department at Millikin—in particular, the blend of theory and performance learning our coursework is known for, the many opportunities students have to get published from their first semester on campus, and myriad other ways students get involved during their time at Millikin.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming an English major or minor at Millikin University.

English News

Julie Bates Millikin University
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin professor receives Outstanding Dissertation Award
February 13, 2019, 11:30am
Dr. Julie Bates named recipient of 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication Dr. Julie Bates, assistant professor of English at Millikin University, has been named the...
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Karly Grice
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin professor honored for article on Working-Class Narratives in Young Adult Literature
December 3, 2018, 1:15pm
Karly Grice receives prestigious Nilsen-Donelson Award Karly Grice, an assistant professor of English at Millikin University, was recently recognized with the prestigious Nilsen-Donelson...
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Millikin English Department
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Exploring the Windy City
October 26, 2018, 2:45pm
Millikin English students gain enriching experiences during Fall Break Millikin University's English Department is full of talented and dedicated professors like Dr. Julie Bates,...
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