Academic Offerings in Diverse Cultures
The University Core of Common Studies is the intellectual heart of a Marquette education, built on our Jesuit tradition and designed for successful life in the 21st century. The core comprises nine knowledge areas essential to a well-educated person, including Diverse Cultures. See the list of courses approved to meet the diverse cultures requirement.
In addition to a range of courses offered by various academic departments, several programs have been created with concentrated course work, including:
The Educational Opportunity Program is a federally funded academic program that motivates and enables low-income and first generation students to enter and succeed in higher education. Marquette University offers the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science pre-college programs; Student Support Services, which offers a wide variety of academic and financial assistance throughout college; and the McNair Scholars program to prepare eligible students for graduate school.
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) at Marquette University is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health professions.
The School of Dentistry's Office of Diversity also offers pre-matriculation programs for high school and college students.
Project BEYOND-2 seeks to encourage students from diverse groups to pursue a rewarding career in professional nursing. As a nursing student, you will join a community of support at the Marquette University College of Nursing. Faculty, advisers and community leaders will assist you in achieving academic success.
In 2006, Marquette introduced the Urban Scholars program, which offers up to 10 annual, full-tuition renewable scholarships to high-achieving, low-income students with a history of leadership and service. Rooted in Marquette's tradition of increasing access to higher education, the scholarship program renews our emphasis on being inclusive and modeling a more diverse community.
The Graduate School has established a limited number of Diversity Fellowships to assist qualified graduate students to attend Marquette. These are merit-based fellowships and are designed to recruit and support students who, through their very presence on campus and their participation in academic and campus life, will enrich the experiences of all faculty, staff and students.
The Office of International Education works to promote the internationalization of Marquette University by recruiting and advising international students and scholars, developing vibrant partnerships with international institutions, providing innovative study abroad opportunities, and offering dynamic instruction in academic English language skills.