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

Millikin Game Design
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
English education majors publish tabletop gaming research
June 9, 2016, 10:45am
English education majors publish tabletop gaming research Millikin University English education students Matthew Gremo and Ryan Morgan recently published a peer-reviewed journal article in...
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Millikin Young Adult Literature
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Millikin students take top awards at Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Conference
March 28, 2016, 9:30am
Millikin students take top awards at Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Conference Millikin University students were recognized for their efforts at the 2016 Illinois...
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Millikin Advanced Game Writing
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | College of Professional Studies
The Game Plan
December 22, 2015, 11:45am
The Game Plan The end of a semester is a time for students to reflect on lessons learned and academic achievements. Recently, a group of Millikin University undergraduates in a new course...
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