Richard Holz, dean

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


I attended a Marquette awards ceremony in spring and the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences was described as the "heart and soul of our academic enterprise." Our college encourages students to grow in their ability to think critically and to express themselves. This is where you will wrestle with life's biggest questions and develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. While you will take in many intellectual experiences, one take away stands out as the greatest work that occurs here - transformation of students' lives.

The Marquette community is committed to developing each individual's full potential across the entire range of human experience. And, there is no better place for that potential to begin taking shape than in the arts and sciences. You will experience a series of core classes to enhance your literary, philosophical and scientific training, and be assured that you will acquire a foundational body of knowledge and skills in critical thinking. As we state in our new university strategic plan, our vision is to reach beyond traditional academic boundaries and embrace new and collaborative methods of teaching, learning, research and service in an inclusive environment that supports all of our members in reaching their fullest potential.

Marquette's students, faculty, staff and alumni live out a deep commitment to serving others while promoting solidarity and the common good. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, we have a special responsibility to contribute to needed solutions for urgent problems. That is why you will see our faculty researching such important areas as autism, traumatic brain injuries and health care information technology. We are constantly seeking solutions to the world's most pressing problems and continuing the search for answers to life's deepest questions.

And, as for your future career, our Career Services Center provides you the expertise needed in your own personal exploration and aids students with their personal career exploration. We pride ourselves on assisting students to better understand how their values, interests, skills, passions and world outlook influence their career decisions.

I invite you to explore the individual departments, as well as the college's section, in order 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

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Marquette University, Sensenbrenner Hall, 103
P.O. Box 1881
1103 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-7059
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