Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Prospective Students


Thank you for your interest in Communication at Millikin University!

Communication as a Major or Minor:

The drive to communicate forms the basis for human social behavior and is a critical element of any organization or field of employment, regardless of technological advancement or changes.  The study of communication provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing society.

Students interested in the communication major may choose one of four tracks in the major or select from a variety of electives to create a concentration that best prepares them for their personal and career objectives.  We offer tracks in: Public Relations, Mass Media/Journalism, and Organizational Communication. Learn more about the required and elective courses for Communication as a Major or Minor.  See the Communication Department Courses offered.

Students are encouraged to engage in practical application of their studies.  All students are required to complete a senior internship in their area of professional concentration. Additionally, other options for practical experience include working at the campus radio station, WJMU and/or the campus newspaper, Decaturian. Off campus experiences, via internships, service learning projects, or study abroad programs, are particularly valuable for the major or minor. 

Communication and Careers:

Communication majors move on to careers in the human services, media, sales, counseling, training and development, public relations, business, and publishing.  Recent graduates are now working for radio and TV stations, attending graduate school, planning media events, working in universities, organizing PR campaigns, trading commodities and much more.  A strong liberal arts background and intensive work in all aspects of communication uniquely qualify graduates for these positions. 

For more information about our department, please contact:
Deb Miller, Administrative Assistant, 217-424-6386 or
Dr. Nancy Curtin, Chair, 217-424-6225 or

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL