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

The Decaturian
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
The Decaturian takes home 17 awards at 2022 Illinois College Press Association Conference
April 12, 2022, 9:30am
Millikin student-run newspaper honored for general excellence Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, garnered several awards at the annual Illinois College Press...
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Millikin University English Department
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin named host institution for Illinois Association of Teachers of English
December 8, 2021, 11:45am
Dr. Kaitlin Glause named Executive Secretary for IATE Millikin University has been named the host institution for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE). The appointment...
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BURST Magazine
Academic | Arts | Campus
BURST Magazine's latest work brings significant social events into focus
August 9, 2021, 1:45pm
Millikin student publication combines learning and the pursuit of storytelling The following article comes from the Summer 2021 edition of Blue Review, Millikin University's Family...
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