TAKE THE LEAD. CHAMPION THE CHANGE. BE THE DIFFERENCE.
ARTS & SCIENCES Thereâ€™s never been more opportunity for smart, committed people like you to take action. Action that will improve lives and strengthen communities. Action that will preserve the environment and the creatures that live in it. Action that motivates others to join you in creating real, lasting change.
In the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, weâ€™ll prepare you to take action with confidence and compassion. During your time here, youâ€™ll become an innovative thinker, a visionary leader and a mindful contributor to all that you do.
AN AMAZING PLACE TO LIVE.
A MEANINGFUL PLACE TO LEARN. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Excellence. Faith. Leadership. Service. These four words form the foundation of our mission and guide every decision we make. Youâ€™ll hear them often and see them in action every day.
MILWAUKEE Our vibrant city has dining, shopping, sports, visual and performing arts, outdoor life and a friendly Midwestern vibe. Because of its size and location, it also offers hundreds of internship options, hands-on clinical and research experiences, and service opportunities.
MILES OF GREAT LAKE SHORELINE
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS
FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES HEADQUARTERED HERE
WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND BE THE DIFFERENCE?
LEARN AT A PLACE THAT’S ALREADY MAKING ONE. Marquette is filled with opportunities to help you grow in the classroom and out. They all have in common an emphasis on the underlying reasons we’re all here — to grow in knowledge, and to act in service to others for the common benefit of humanity. You’ll see these commitments reflected in every interaction you have here: with the faculty who will know you by name, with the staff who will help you succeed, and with your friends and classmates who will always lend a hand.
Find the fast track to a graduate degree In our Accelerated Degree Programs you can earn a master’s degree more quickly by taking courses during your senior year that meet requirements toward both an undergraduate and master’s degree. Work with us to help you plan it, and you can earn both within five years.
Gain on-the-job experience Join a close, personal network of 114,000 peers When you graduate, you’ll become part of our alumni network, which will connect you to Marquette alumni around the world. They’ll help you with introductions, recommendations and referrals to give you a head start in the professional world.
Arts and Sciences internships help you put what you’re learning into practice. We’ll assist you in securing the right internship and determine if it is paid or for course credit.
Do more for and with others The Marquette community is genuinely committed to leading lives of service. In fact, at least 80 percent of all undergrads participate in some sort of community service effort every year. Head to our Center for Community Service to get connected with the opportunities that most interest you.
Find out for yourself If you’re interested in conducting research as an undergrad, you can at Marquette. You’ll work side by side with our faculty to learn how to conduct research that can better the world.
+ 40 MAJORS
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One of the Top 20 colleges with Students Most Engaged in Community Service. The Princeton Review
One of the Best Values in Private Colleges. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Awarded Changemaker Campus for leadership in social entrepreneurship. Ashoka Institute
Ranked the 6th best college nationally and the best college in Wisconsin for job placement. Based on Department of Education College Scorecard data, according to Zippia.com.
ACCELERATED DEGREE PROGRAMS
UNDERSTAND HOW WE ALL FIT TOGETHER
TO BUILD SOMETHING EVEN BETTER. SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Social Sciences help solve many of our world’s greatest issues. These disciplines help explain how our society works and provide crucial data and information to assist policymakers, governments, and private and nonprofit organizations. Immersing yourself in a social science will equip you with an understanding and appreciation of our increasingly global society and instill a sense of community engagement and service.
Jonathan appreciates the practical application of what he’s learning. Frequent guest speakers in class and at student clubs provide lessons in a real-world context, and those connections even got Jonathan a position as a security worker at Super Bowl LII.
Anthropology Criminology and Law Studies Economics Environmental Studies International Affairs Latin American Studies Political Science Psychology Social Welfare and Justice Sociology
JONATHAN STILL Major: Criminology and Law Studies Minors: History and Military Science “For me, the best thing about Marquette is the religious faith foundation that pushes students to become well-rounded learners and leaders for the future. I’ve even become a Eucharistic Minister, and I’m able to lead my friends in exercising our faith together.”
DARREN JEFFERSON Major: Computer Science “At Marquette, I know that in every situation, I have the support and guidance of the faculty and staff I work with. It’s a nice feeling to trust that they’re there for me, and I will never be steered wrong working with them. They really care and want students to succeed.
Darren explores his passion for computer science as a research assistant to Marquette professor Dennis Brylow. He’s traveled to Minnesota to co-present research with Brylow and is continuing his research.
IF DEEP EXPLORATION IS SECOND NATURE,
YOU’LL FIND A FIT HERE. NATURAL SCIENCES
In the Natural Sciences disciplines, you’ll work to analyze and understand the natural world from chemical, mathematical, physical, biological and environmental perspectives. You’ll dig in and discover the known and unknown, and you’ll learn the theories and foundations of science as well as its practice through observation, research, lab-based experimentation and computation.
MAJORS Applied Physics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Biological Sciences Biophysics Chemistry Chemistry for the Professions Computational Mathematics Computer Science Data Science Environmental Studies Mathematics Physics Physiological Sciences
STUDY THE WORLD FAR BEYOND YOUR EXPERIENCE
AND SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON WHO YOU ARE. HUMANITIES The Humanities disciplines explore and interpret human experience. These disciplines are designed to pursue knowledge and truth, encourage creative thinking, expand moral imagination, develop writing and critical reading skills, and ask complex questions about our world. Humanities courses will broaden your outlook through the investigation of past and present cultures, literature, languages, religions and philosophies.
Center for the Advancement of the Humanities Hear internationally known speakers, attend interdisciplinary conferences or participate in research at this center, which exists to enhance the common good of society.
MAJORS American Military History Classics English Language Arts French German History Latin American Studies Literature (English)
Philosophy Spanish Language, Literature and Culture Spanish for the Professions Theology and Religion Writing-intensive English
SAVANNAH CHARLES Major: Political Science and Philosophy “I am absolutely in love with learning here. You know you’re in the right place if you genuinely love going to class and learning every day, despite the inevitable struggles.”
Savannah has used the diversity of opportunities at Marquette to explore new perspectives and interests. In addition to her classwork, she’s completed internships, attended many events featuring guest speakers, networked at university -sponsored job fairs and served as a resident assistant for an Honors Living-Learning Community.
LISSET PEREZ Major: Peace Studies and Political Science Minor: Social Welfare and Justice “I’m inspired by people — my community, my family, the migrant population, the underrepresented and oppressed. I work for them. I study and research policy so that I may have a clear understanding of the structures that work against them so that one day I can help create the policies that will free them from the invisible chains of society.”
TAKE THE BEST OF SEVERAL WORLDS
AND APPLY IT TO CHANGING THIS ONE. INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS
Interdisciplinary programs use skills from a variety of disciplines to understand and resolve complex issues. Because of this approach, you’ll be able to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge and develop creative solutions.
Africana Studies Applied Mathematical Economics Applied Physics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Biophysics Cognitive Science Data Science Environmental Studies Gender and Sexualities Studies International Affairs Latin American Studies Peace Studies
Africana Studies Arab and Muslim American Studies Asian Studies Broad Field Social Science Culture, Health and Illness Environmental Studies Ethics Family Studies Gender and Sexualities Studies International Affairs Latinx Studies Law and Society Medieval Studies Peace Studies Public History Urban Affairs
Lisset came to Marquette because what she’s able to study here aligns perfectly with her vision of how she wants to spend her life — aiding her community in identifying nonviolent forms of action that effect powerful change.
COUNT THESE AS THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OF
YOUR MEDICAL, DENTAL OR LAW CAREER.
If you’re planning to continue your education after Marquette at a medical, dental, law or other professional school, our Office of Pre-Professional Studies is ready to help. We’ll successfully prepare you to navigate the professional school admissions process and make sure you’re academically on track to do well once you get there.
Pursue any major Think of being a pre-professional student as a career interest that complements a major. You’ll declare one of the majors in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and you should focus on what interests you most. Professional programs are looking for well-rounded students with broad academic interests. The key is to be passionate about your choices.
Earn a dental degree in just seven years, or a law degree in six If you’re confident you want to pursue a career in law or dentistry, our scholars program might be for you. The program allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree at Marquette with conditional acceptance to the Marquette University Law School, one of two law schools in Wisconsin, or the Marquette University School of Dentistry, the only dental school in Wisconsin. In either case, you’ll earn your professional degree a year faster than the traditional timing.
START AT MARQUETTE,
Begin your career well before you graduate Our Career Services Center works with undergraduates, graduate students and alumni to help you explore career paths, engage in enriching career- related experiences and, ultimately, pursue a life with purpose.
WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF MARQUETTE GRADUATION:
OF GRADUATES WERE EMPLOYED WERE IN GRADUATE OR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
From Undergraduate First Destination Survey of 2016, 2017 & 2018 Graduates
Graduate schools where recent grads have gone: Columbia University Marquette University Northwestern University Stanford University University of Chicago University of Notre Dame University of Pennsylvania University of Wisconsin-Madison
Organizations where recent grads are working: Abbott Laboratories Apple Aurora Health Care Blizzard Entertainment BMO Harris Bank City of Milwaukee Department of Homeland Security Epic Systems Family Health Network FBI Fiserv Johnson Controls
Kohlâ€™s Mayo Clinic MetLife MGM Resorts International Northwestern Mutual The Simon Group U.S. Bank U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Senate Walgreens We Energies Whole Foods
KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING,
OR GET HELP FIGURING IT OUT. Our Advising Center is staffed with full-time professional advisers committed to helping you achieve academic and career success. Our job is to make sure you have what you need to work to your full potential here.
How we’ll support you: z Offer advice on choosing a major, based on your background, interests and passions z Help you determine career and academic goals z Assist you with course selection and scheduling z Help you improve your study skills z Refer you to campus resources z Prepare you for a professional school z Answer questions about Marquette in general and Arts and Sciences specifically
If you’re multi-interested, you’re in good company.
of our undergraduates start as undecided.
All multi-interested students are assigned an adviser who remains with you from your first days at Marquette until you declare a major. They know you personally, and listen to you carefully and help you discern what you’re seeking in a program of study.
Starting with their help in the summer before freshman year, the Advising Center has been there every step of the way. It’s great knowing that you have an adviser on campus who genuinely cares about you and wants you to succeed. —Reggie Davis
CONTACT US Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Sensenbrenner Hall, 103 1103 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 marquette.edu/arts-sciences
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