Marquette University Admissions Viewbook - Academics 2023

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Spark your curiosity.


We believe that your academic life should captivate you. So, we’ve designed a Marquette education to be one of the most fascinating times of your life.

Immerse yourself in subjects that excite you.

Answer questions that intrigue you.

Take on problems you’re driven to solve.

Along the way, discover how to express yourself while exploring the perspectives of others. How to think through any challenge and work around every obstacle. And how to use everything you’ve learned to Be The Difference.

The four years that set up your next eight decades.

While you’re here at Marquette, preparing you for what’s next will be one of our top priorities. You’ll get caring, multifaceted support that will not only get you ready for a job or grad school but will help you shape a purposeful life. By the time you get to graduation, providing meaning in the world will be second nature for you.

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We are Marquette.

As a Marquette alum, you’ll join over 115,000 other graduates across the nation and around the world, which means you’ll always find someone who is eager to show you around town, give you some industry tips or even introduce you to your next boss—wherever you are.

*per, based on U.S. Department of Education data Best College for Job Placement*
# in Wisconsin #6 in the U.S.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Explore your passions

Our most academically diverse college offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects. At the same time, you’ll be able to go in depth within the areas that truly interest you. In fact, many Arts and Sciences students pursue double majors or add minors. And making all those connections between seemingly unrelated topics is good for the brain. We graduate students who learn how to think, not what to think, and thrive in a variety of professions.

Our academic centers and institutes give you a way to expand your understanding about societal problems and think about new ways to solve them. They’re where you can do research, study alongside faculty experts, engage with the community and Scan

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Africana Studies*


Applied Mathematical Economics*

Applied Physics*

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology*


Biological Sciences




Cognitive Science*

Computational Mathematics

Computer Science

Criminology and Law Studies

Data Science*



Environmental Science*

Environmental Studies*


Gender and Sexualities Studies*



International Affairs*

Latin American Studies*


Middle East and North Africa Studies*

Military History

Peace Studies*



Physiological Sciences

Political Science


Social Welfare and Justice


Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Spanish for the Professions

Statistical Science

Theology and Religion

*Interdisciplinary programs

we invite you to embrace the and. Explore discover your potential. Answer question answers. Focus on individual collective success. This is where you’ll be challenged to rethink, redefine and reinvent and be part of changing it
to learn more about how you can get involved through our centers and institutes.

College of Business Administration

Where skills get sharpened

Our specialized programs and centers give you an opportunity to put learning into practice. And you’ll be able to connect with faculty, alumni, and regional businesses and organizations to gain valuable experience and deepen your expertise.







Connect what’s good for business with what’s good for people.

We believe that a business isn’t truly successful unless it puts people first. So at Marquette, you’ll learn to consider ethical implications alongside business outcomes. You’ll understand business principles and how to be a principled leader. And you’ll know exactly how to run an organization with higher profits—and higher purpose.

4 programs ranked in the TOP 35 nationwide

U.S. News & World Report


Accelerating Ingenuity in Markets


Business Administration

Business Analytics

Business Economics


Human Resources

Information Systems

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Business


Operations and Supply Chain Management

Real Estate



Communication Studies



Digital Media

Film and Media Studies


Public Relations

Theatre Arts

Cut your teeth with cutting-edge tech

Our innovative facilities let you gain practical, hands-on experience with the latest tools. For example, experience what it’s like to run a media outlet inside our newsroom, broadcast studios and recording suite. Push the limits of your creativity with 3D printing, virtual reality, drones and more inside our Wakerly Media Lab. Or, work in an ad agency on real client work, while being mentored by professionals in the industry as part of the Carl Collective agency.

Project your voice—and use it to create a more just world.

Two professional theatre spaces, the Varsity and the Helfaer, give performers a venue to showcase their skills. And groups like Pep Band, Jazz Band and Gospel Choir will let you flex your musical talents.

When it comes to changing things for the better, communication is one of the most powerful tools we have. Here, you’ll discover how to use it. You’ll learn compelling ways to share information and inspire action. You’ll practice leading peaceful debates and sparking thought-provoking conversation. And you’ll do it all with a heart of service and a depth of understanding.

Diederich College of Communication

Diederich Experience trips let you go behind the scenes and learn from alumni who’ve built successful careers. In the past, students have networked with Oscar and Emmy winners, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, chief marketing officers, chief creative officers, and successful branding and marketing agency owners. The most exciting part is that in a few years, these will be your colleagues, and you’ll be the one mentoring students.

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center is our teaching, research and service site where you can get involved in research and help kids from Milwaukee schools learn to read. It will help you not only become a better teacher but help children become better readers, which will positively impact all areas of their lives.

College of Education

If you’re interested in working with students outside the typical classroom, educational studies is the major for you.

Practice what you’ll teach

From your first semester, you’ll participate in service learning, extensive fieldwork and student teaching or community-engaged internships. In fact, you’ll complete 130 to 140 hours of fieldwork before you even start your student teaching.


Elementary Education (grades K–9)

Secondary Education (grades 4–12)

Educational Studies

All education majors require a second major in one of these academic content areas:

Biological Sciences

Broad Field Science



Communication Studies



German History




Political Science



Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

Theatre Arts

Learning to teach— and teaching to serve.

Education is about excellence in teaching and learning. But it’s so much more than that. It’s influencing the greater good as a compassionate adviser. Elevating civic engagement as a trusted mentor. Preparing competent citizens as an encouraging guide. And as a Marquette educator, you’ll be perfectly prepared to step fully into all those roles.





Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Construction Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Take inventive action for a better future.

Bring us your curiosity, your creativity and your aspirations to make bold change. Here, we’ll help you leverage those talents to serve the greater good. You’ll become an engineer with the technical skills to create innovative solutions, the leadership abilities to bring out the best in people, and the discernment to recognize opportunities that provide the highest good for all.

99% of engineering graduates who are employed full time hold a position that aligns with their career goals

Opus College of Engineering

Experience life on the job

Put your classroom knowledge to work inside a leading engineering or technology company with a co-op or internship. You’ll get practical experience and have the chance to open doors to full-time employment. Our century-old co-op program has stood the test of time by fostering partnerships with major industry leaders and evolving to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.

Machine design. Visualization. Nano devices. Biomechanics. Combustion. We have labs dedicated to all these fascinating topics, plus 15 more. And that’s just in the main engineering building. Basically, if you like figuring things out by actually doing things, you’re going to love it here.

College of Health Sciences


Biomedical Sciences

Exercise Physiology

Medical Laboratory Science

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Learning, grounded in doing

Our Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy and Neuro Recovery clinics give you the chance to sharpen your skills while you treat real patients from the Milwaukee community. And in the Gross Anatomy Lab, you’ll have opportunities to see firsthand how the human body really works—a rarity for undergrads.

Many of our health sciences graduates go on to earn master’s or doctoral degrees in fields such as physical therapy, physician assistant studies, speech pathology, occupational therapy and athletic training. And if that’s where you’re headed, consider staying right here. We offer graduate programs in all these specialties, with opportunities for you to apply for direct-admit, early admission or accelerated degree programs for most of them.

Becoming a competent—and confident—health care clinician and researcher takes a deep understanding of science and a variety of opportunities to apply it. That’s what you’ll find here at one of the top health sciences programs in the country. And because Marquette’s mission and values are integrated into everything, your work will have a greater purpose: uplifting the wellbeing of the community and the health of all humanity.

98% of graduates are employed, in graduate school or in the military six months after graduation
Science that heals. Care that elevates the common good.


Our innovative partnerships with Froedtert Hospital and Ascension offer a chance for you to pair with a senior staff nurse for a semester of oneon-one mentorship during your senior year, resulting in a more individualized clinical training experience.

Set the standard for compassionate leadership.

Marquette nurses are known as dynamic leaders and skilled professionals who stand out among peers. Here, through a combination of comprehensive academics and enriching practical experiences, you’ll learn to not only provide highly effective care for patients but also support the entire care team as an action-oriented expert.

Gain deep clinical expertise well before graduation

As a nursing major, you’ll begin clinical courses and a guaranteed clinical placement in your sophomore year. Thanks to our partnerships with more than 80 agencies in Milwaukee, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the full continuum of patient care—from acute care hospitals to outpatient clinics, community agencies and patient homes.

Top 30 Undergraduate Nursing Program

U.S. News & World Report

College of Nursing

Get every advantage for your success.

There’s a reason we have impressive retention and graduation rates among nationally ranked institutions. We’ve intentionally created an environment to make sure you flourish from your very first day on campus.

Here are just a few of the ways we’re here to help you thrive:

A dedicated academic adviser to make sure you’re on track

Tutoring and academic support so you can excel in every class

Career services so you know exactly what your next steps are

Internship and experiential learning placement to give you a professional edge

Assistance navigating financial topics so you’re prepared for the future

Counseling and wellness coaching to keep you physically and mentally strong

Faculty who are always here for you.

At Marquette, you’ll be known and valued by your professors. They’re experts who are passionate about the areas they study—and they’re also enthusiastic and excellent teachers. Don’t be afraid to ask them to partner with you on a research project, connect you with professionals in your industry or help you learn more about a topic you’re really interested in. They’re always eager to collaborate with students.

Top 10% for undergraduate teaching

Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Don’t just know, do.

One thing that sets Marquette apart is the opportunity for you to work side by side with a faculty mentor to dig in and conduct research. It’s an experience that will bring what you’ve learned to life in a whole new way while pushing you to think more deeply and ask better questions. Plus, you’ll gain practice collaborating with a diverse team toward a common goal—a skill that will benefit you in every area of your life.


This Latin term means do more and be more, reminding us to go further than expected and strive for excellence in all we do.

Honoring your need for a challenge.

A Marquette education will work your mind in new ways, expand your ability to figure things out and change the way you think. And if you want to take things to the next level, try applying to one of these challenging programs:

The University Honors Program, where you’ll join 300 fellow freshmen for four years of research, interdisciplinary seminars, specialized courses and independent studies, complete with a senior-year capstone

Get a faster master’s

We offer 30 Accelerated Degree Programs that allow you to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s in just five years. Scan to learn more.

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), one of the best-known programs in the country

The Les Aspin Center for Government, which offers opportunities to intern in the White House, the State Department, the FDA or any one of more than 100 congressional offices

More ideas mean more solutions.

People around the globe are facing big challenges, and we need all available brains and bodies taking action to solve them. So at Marquette, we have multiple ways to foster idea generation, further innovation and support entrepreneurship across campus.

Learn to lead

E-Lead, part of our Innovation Alley initiative, is a three-year innovation leadership development curriculum for students in any discipline. Inside, students combine specialized classes with experiential learning to become talented innovation leaders.

Be in the rooms where it happens

The 707 Hub is home to the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and the Social Innovation Initiative. Open to all students, it’s a place for different disciplines to collaborate. The 707 Hub also hosts the Brewed Ideas Challenge, our annual Shark Tank-style pitch competition, which offers seed money to budding entrepreneurs to help them advance their ideas. You can spark your creative spirit anywhere on campus, but here are a few more innovation-dedicated spaces to explore: Wakerly Media Lab, Marquette Visualization Lab, and Deloitte Foundation Innovation Lab and Pitch Pit.

Study way, way off campus.

No matter your major, you can study abroad for any length of time: an academic year, a semester, a short-term summer program, during spring break or over J-Session. And if you’re one of the 25% of Marquette students who choose to go global, our Office of International Education will help you through the entire process.

Options are (almost) unlimited

You could study at a university in a different country, do an internship abroad, participate in faculty-led programs focused on specific subject areas and more. In fact, we offer education abroad programs in more than 40 different countries on six continents.

RESEARCH STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT STUDYING ABROAD FOSTERS INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, increases employability and career skills, and may even improve GPA and language learning. Study abroad at Marquette is even better because you’ll pay Marquette tuition and can use Marquette scholarships and federal and state financial aid, and you still can graduate on time.

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Be The Difference

This is more than a tagline. Here, it is our call to action. We take responsibility for doing the things that set a higher standard and elevate everyone’s quality of life.

Start your journey to Be The Difference today.

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