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 Literary Festival
Campus | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Millikin Literary Festival features leading writers
October 28, 2015, 3:15pm
Millikin Literary Festival features leading writers Millikin University presents the 13th annual Literary Festival and High School Writing Contest Nov. 13-14, 2015. The 2015 Literary...
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Millikin Secondary English Education
Academic | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Tabletop Gaming and the Hero Complex
October 22, 2015, 10:45am
Tabletop Gaming and the Hero Complex Can Dungeons & Dragons be used to understand literature? Can you study the early years of Batman to determine how heroes have been portrayed over...
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Center for Entrepreneurship | College of Arts & Sciences | English
Giving Back
June 23, 2015, 11:45am
Giving Back Blue Satellite Press, a Millikin University student-run letterpress publishing business, recently held a fundraiser for the American Legion Post 105 in Decatur, Ill. As part of...
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