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

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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Bella Hernandez Millikin University
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
The Role of an Editor
June 4, 2021, 11:15am
Millikin student uses fellowship to learn the ins and outs of editing By her junior year at Millikin University, Bella Hernandez was already immersed in English writing after discovering...
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Stephen Frech
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin Professor's newest poetry chapbook taps into deeper understanding of life
December 9, 2020, 12:30pm
Dr. Stephen Frech releases sixth poetry publication According to Dr. Stephen Frech, professor of English at Millikin University, it takes time to discover what a poem is trying to be–a...
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