University Studies


    Program Highlights

    The University Studies Program is educationally distinctive. Expect to be challenged. Expect to be changed. At Millikin we dare students to exceed their expectations and ours. We prepare students to meet the demands of the world with knowledge, skills, and values acquired through our Millikin Plan of Student Learning (MPSL) University Studies Program.

    The University Studies Program is designed to challenge minds from the student’s very first week on campus and to transform lives throughout the education experience as students gain knowledge and expertise. The faculty who teach in the University Studies program celebrate the potential of every student who comes to be stimulated and transformed.

    We offer students the opportunity to combine theory and practice and to acquire and perform their knowledge. By combining interdepartmental sequential requirements, which challenge students to develop ethical reasoning, reflection, and writing across disciplines, along with non-sequential requirements, which engage students in practicums and labs, we provide the performance opportunities that make a Millikin education distinctive.

    Reflection, writing, and ethical reasoning guide students studies.  Through the integration of reflection throughout the University Studies curriculum, students explore and discover ways for developing a life of meaning and value.  As students practice and polish their ethical reasoning skills, they come to understand what it means to be a democratic citizen in a global environment.  Asking students to write across the University Studies curriculum, we foster confidence in their ability to write for professional success.

    In the first year of study, we strategically provide each student with appropriate methods of inquiry and the support essential for academic success.  In the second and third years, we challenge students through advanced studies to continue developing the breadth of knowledge and skills that will help them lead productive professional and personal lives after graduation.  Throughout their learning experience in the University Studies Program, students build the confidence they need for successful performance in today’s global environment.