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

Tony Magagna
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Millikin professor receives Fulbright Award to teach in Japan
April 26, 2018, 11:45am
Dr. Tony Magagna to teach two-semester term in Japan for 2018-19 academic year Millikin University Associate Professor of English Dr. Tony Magagna has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar...
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A.D. Carson
Alumni & Friends | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
A.D. Carson '04 returns to Millikin to share his story
April 11, 2018, 10:45am
Professor of Hip-Hop opens Civic Discourse Week As a high school student, A.D. Carson '04 aspired to become a professional rapper. Years later, the Millikin University graduate has made a...
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Cindy Fuller
College of Fine Arts | Communication | Community
Millikin faculty weigh in on media literacy
March 7, 2018, 2:45pm
MU faculty examine the relationship between media and the public Millikin University faculty members Scott Lambert, assistant professor of English, and Cindy Fuller, associate professor...
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