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
Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
MU Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julie Bates
September 6, 2018, 11:45am
Millikin English Professor incorporates real practice with professional writing For Dr. Julie Bates, Performance Learning is much more than a Millikin University buzz word, it's a practice...
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Emily Skaja
Alumni & Friends | Alumni Spotlight | Career Center
Millikin graduate receives prestigious Walt Whitman Award
May 11, 2018, 10:15am
Emily Skaja '06 wins poetry award for first book At the age of 28, Millikin University graduate Emily Skaja '06 knew she was ready to send her poetry work out for publication. A...
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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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