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

Academic | Campus | College of Arts & Sciences
Decaturian captures three ICPA Awards
March 2, 2018, 9:30am
Millikin student-run newspaper awarded for Sports Column, Sports Story and Headline Writing Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won three awards at the Illinois...
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A.D. Carson painting by Angela Simone.
Alumni & Friends | English
Turning the Tables
February 18, 2018, 1:30pm
Turning the Tables There’s a line in Dr. A.D. Carson’s song, “Letter Home,” that says, “being Black ain’t never been the thing to be.” Carson doesn’t sugarcoat what it means to be Black....
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A.D. Carson
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Millikin alum bringing hip-hop to classroom
July 24, 2017, 11:15am
Millikin alum bringing hip-hop to classroom Millikin University alumnus A.D. Carson '04 has made national headlines for creating a 34-track rap album as his dissertation to earn his Ph.D...
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