Academics at Milligan

Milligan is one of the South’s premier Christian liberal arts colleges. Our faculty are among the best in their fields and our academic programs are lauded by accrediting agencies and national organizations. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees, and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.


As a Christian college, the Christian faith is intentionally shared and explored throughout the Milligan curriculum. We encourage students to see God’s hand in all subjects — whether studying accounting, history, or fine arts. This interplay between Christian commitment and academic quality is central to Milligan’s identity and purpose. Read more about our commitment to be a Christ-centered college »


The term “liberal arts” is a way of describing a broad education that seeks to prepare students to think, to inquire, and to analyze. At Milligan, a unique interdisciplinary Humanities Program lays a common foundation for learning, as students learn about the historical, philosophical, literary, and artistic basis of our modern society. Learning from a liberal arts perspective prepares one for an ever-changing world.


Faculty are so important at Milligan that the college has the rare distinction of being named not for its founder or location, but for our founder’s favorite teacher, Robert Milligan. Our faculty are among the best in their fields and more than 70 percent have the highest degree in their field. From your first day at Milligan — and for the rest of your life — you’ll experience the great mentoring relationships our faculty have with students and alumni. They are passionate about each student’s success both inside and outside the classroom.


No matter which academic program you choose, you’ll learn what it means to be a servant-leader who understands that success is about using your God-given abilities to touch lives and transform communities.

Over 100 Majors, Minors, Degrees, Pre-Professional Degrees, and Concentrations