Welcome to the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences! 

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is truly the heart and soul of Marquette University. It’s here that you will experience the rich heritage of a Catholic, Jesuit education, which promises to provide you with a transformative educational experience based on academic excellence, social justice, faith, and service. This promise is grounded in Ignation teaching methods, which challenge you to think critically, experience, and reflect on what you have learned so that you can put your knowledge into action. We are delighted that you have chosen Marquette and the College of Arts and Sciences as your new home. 

The large variety of majors and minors available in the College of Arts and Sciences is among its central strengths. This is a place where the rich world of human experience can be examined and each discipline – from biology to sociology and math to theology – can respond to the questions of “how,” “what,” “where,” and “why.” Your learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory, participation in extracurricular activities, and community service opportunities will prepare you not only for your career, but for a lifetime of achievement. This requires critical thinking, creative imagination and communication skills that lie at the heart of a liberal arts education.

The College is continually looking for ways to provide a transformative educational experience to our students and many new and exciting areas are emerging at the cross-roads of traditional disciplines. We have established four new majors this fall: Bioinformatics, Data Science, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies and five new minors: Arabic Language Studies and Cultures, Culture, Health and Illness, Latin American Studies, Law and Society and Environmental Studies. These innovative degree programs arose from current employment data, student survey data and faculty input. 

It is an exciting time to be at Marquette and in the College of Arts and Science! There are many opportunities for you to become engaged in high-impact learning experiences such as internships and faculty mentored research projects. For example, the Global Water Center is complete; Marquette occupies the sixth floor and faculty and student led projects are underway. The future of the University is bright, and our students are the heart of that future. 

I invite you to explore the individual departments, as well as the College’s section, to learn more about the educational offerings of each program and to choose a career path from the broad range of opportunities available in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.


Richard C. Holz, Ph.D.
Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences