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

Bronze Man Books
Alumni & Friends | College of Arts & Sciences | Community
Bronze Man Books publishes new book for parents and care providers
June 9, 2017, 9:30am
Bronze Man Books publishes new book for parents and care providers Bronze Man Books, Millikin University's student-owned and operated press, is pleased to announce the publication of a new...
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Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | Communication
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards
February 24, 2017, 11:30am
Millikin student newspaper wins four ICPA Awards Millikin University's student-run newspaper, the Decaturian, won four awards at the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) annual...
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Millikin Digital Literatures
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Performance Learning Shapes Finals
December 22, 2016, 11:00am
Performance Learning Shapes Finals Finals week at Millikin University recently came to a close, and as a culmination to the fall semester, a group of literature majors took the opportunity...
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