English Writing

English Writing


Program Highlights

Millikin's writing major emphasizes experiences in a variety of writing contexts including journalism, professional writing, academic writing, literary writing, editing, publishing, and personal creativity. By learning to shift between these multiple contexts, Millikin's writing majors are prepared for a wide range of professional and lifelong writing, editing and publishing opportunities.

The English Writing program emphasizes performance learning, providing opportunities for you to get involved with real-world publishing opportunities as soon as your first semester on campus. All students who major in English Writing gain a solid foundation in literature, rhetoric and composition, and writing theory, while also specializing in one of three areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Professional Writing

Small class sizes ensure personal mentoring experiences with professors who are also practicing creative writers, journalists, editors, and publishers.

Students in all of three writing specialties have the opportunity to get involved in our student-run publications (The DecaturianBURST magazine, and Collage literary magazine) as writers, editors, designers, and more. Millikin’s English department is also home to student-run ventures including Sting & Honey Press and Blue Satellite Press. Additionally, many students undertake professional writing internships during their time at Millikin. Learn more about how you can Get Published and Get Involved or Contact Us to get in touch directly with our Writing faculty today.