English Writing

English Writing
  • Millikin's English 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 English Writing majors are prepared for a wide range of professional and lifelong writing, editing and publishing opportunities.


Program Highlights


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 Decaturian, BURST Magazine, and Collage literary magazine) as writers, editors, designers and more. Millikin’s School of Writing, Languages & Cultures 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.

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