Richard Holz, dean

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

Welcome to the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the most academically diverse college at Marquette.

The College of Arts and Sciences is truly the heart and soul of Marquette University.  It is 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 challenges 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,” 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 that will require critical thinking, creative imagination and communication skills that lie at the heart of a liberal arts education.

This is an exciting time to be at Marquette and on campus.  The college is proud to be housed in the recently renovated Sensenbrenner Hall and we are thrilled that Dr. Michael R. Lovell will lead us as the 24th president of Marquette University.  The college is implementing an ambitious strategic plan, which identifies key strategic priorities that are in sync with the overarching themes, goals and objectives of the university’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. 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 bulletin's college 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.
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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