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Undergrad Profile

A Millikin degree is all about preparation for life. No matter what path you take after graduation, your Millikin education will pre-pare you to perform better than the rest. Because you chose Millikin, you’ll be ready.

Roll up your sleeves
Get ready to get busy. Four years at Millikin require more than sitting in a classroom. Millikin students are adventurous, hands-on, spirited young professionals who perform their learning in real-worldsituations through internships, consulting, study abroad, and other professional opportunities.

Open for business
One unique feature of a Millikin education is the ready-made opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to run a business. Several departments at Millikin have collaborated to create university-owned/student-run businesses. The result? Hands-on experience with all areas of entrepreneurship, from inventory to invoicing, from marketing to making a sale.
Blue ConnectionArt and business students combine their skills to run Blue Connection, Millikin’s art gallery in downtown Decatur, which features student, faculty, and alumni artwork. Each month spotlights a different student visual and performing artist.
First Step Records—In its 15th year of production, First Step Records is a student-operated record label and publishing company providing hands-on experience in the business of music. Located on campus, the label provides opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni to record and publish their music.
Bronze Man Books—Bronze Man Books is a student-operated press located on campus that is dedicated to publishing works by Millikin students, faculty, and alumni.
Carriage House Press—The Carriage House Press is an art studiofeaturing Decatur’s only fine art printing press that provides artists with the capability to produce hand-pulled, limited edition monoprints, etchings, and relief prints.
Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre—Millikin
University’s student-run theatre company produces 21st-century works by Millikin students, faculty, and alumni in addition to mounting student-directed productions and events.

Campus life and housing
First-year students live on campus in a standard residence hall and have the option to be a part of a variety of interest-based Living Learning Communities. Honors, service learning, business, and a host of other LLCs let students live and study with people who have similar interests. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors reside in the Woods at Millikin, which offers suite-style accommodations. In addition, Millikin has more than 90 student organizations, an on-campus indoor fitness center, performing arts center, and eateries where students can grab a bite.

Study abroad
Many Millikin students travel while they study. Some go abroad for a year, but at Millikin, you have options. If short-term travel is for you, try an Immersion course. These international excursions are led by faculty and occur during winter and summer breaks. Past trips/courses have included market research in the Dominican Republic, glassblowing in Italy, teaching English in China and Taiwan, and ecology research in the Galapagos Islands.

Visit Millikin any time
You’re welcome to visit Millikin any time of the year. We’ll give you a guided tour of campus, tell you more about Millikin academics, and arrange a meeting with a professoror coach from your area of interest. Campus Visit Day programs are offered throughout the school year, as well as during the summer, for you and your family to get to know Millikin. If you’re not able to attend a Campus Visit Day program, we’d be happy to arrange an individual visit that fits your schedule. To sign up for any visit, go to

Recipe for success
Success after Millikin is nearly guaranteed. Last year, 96% of Millikin graduates gained employment or entry into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

Millikin offers 50 majors as well as minors and academic programs to help you make that next step to graduate or professional school.

Like what you’ve heard so far? Check out our website at for more information on academic programs, student organizations, and admission or to get details on courses, professors, and unique learning opportunities in each major.




Campus Size: 75 acres

Student Body: 59% female, 41% male

Average Class Size: 18 students

Faculty: 144 full time; 80% with a terminal degree

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1, one of the best in higher education

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Athletics: 21 NCAA Division III teams; College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW); fall and spring intramurals

Men’s Sports: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling

Women’s Sports: Basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Tuition: $29,838 annually

Financial Aid: 98% of Millikin students receive financial aid in the form of need-based aid, merit-based aid (up to full tuition), loans, and student employment; up to $36 million awarded annually

Academic Majors
• Accounting
• Art
• Art Therapy
• Athletic Training
• Biology
- Allied Health
- Molecular/Cell Biology
- Traditional
• Biology Education
• Chemistry
- ACS Certified Degree
- Biochemistry Emphasis
- Business Emphasis
- Research Emphasis
• Chemistry Education
• Commercial Music
• Communication
- Mass Media/Journalism
- Organizational Communication
- Public Relations
- Sports Communication
• Digital Media Marketing
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• English Education
• Entrepreneurship
• Graphic Design
• Health, Fitness & Recreation
• History
• Human Services
• Information Systems
• International Business
• Literature
• Management
• Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
• Mathematics Education
• Music
• Music Business
• Music Education
- Instrumental
- Vocal
• Music Performance
- Instrumental
- Piano
- Vocal
• Musical Theatre
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Science Education
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Management
• Studio Art
• Theatre
- Acting
- Design & Production
- Stage Management
- Theatre Administration
• Writing

Special Programs
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-engineering
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical Technology
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Science
• School Nurse Certification

Academic Minors
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Dance
• English
• Entrepreneurship
• Environmental Studies
• Ethics
• Finance
• French
• Gender Studies
• Global Studies
• History
• Management
• Mathematics
• Music
• Nutrition
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
• Writing

• Master of Business Administration
• Master of Science in Nursing
- Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice
- Nurse Educator
• Doctor of Nursing Practice
- D.N.P. Completion Program
- Nurse Anesthesia Program