Marquette President, Dr. Mike Lovell

"Even though we talk about specialization, why I think Marquette is such a significant institution not only locally but throughout the country is because we still focus on the strong liberal arts education no matter what major you have. A liberal arts education means that our students are going to learn to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, how to work in teams and how to communicate. With those skills, no matter what happens in the evolving landscape with technology, jobs and workforce, you are going to be able to add value to any organization. You are going to be able to learn and evolve. And you are also going to get the ethics and learn about doing things not because we can but because we should." 

Dr. Michael Lovell
President, Marquette University 

Source: “Q&A: Marquette President Mike Lovell Talks About the Future of the University,” Milwaukee Magazine, November 24, 2021

The difference is in the and.

In the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, you'll find the difference is in the and. The ability to change the world for the better requires knowing more than one area well, and here, students learn how to think, not what to think. Arts & Sciences offers diverse study options for students with multiple interests allowing them to try a program or study multiple disciplines at the same time. An education grounded in the liberal arts and Catholic, Jesuit tradition prepares students to address tomorrow’s challenges and helps develop them to be people for and with others.

Why Study at Marquette?

  • Marquette ranks #83 in the 2022 edition of America's Best Colleges, released by U.S. News & World Report. The university is also ranked #52 in Best Value Schools.
  • Marquette is ranked 12th in Best Undergraduate Teaching and #51 in Best Colleges for Veterans.
  • The Princeton Review named Marquette one of the country's "Best 388 Colleges" for 2023 and included the university on its top-20 lists of colleges with "Students Most Engaged in Community Service" and "Best Schools for Internships"

The Marquette Experience

life after collegeThe Arts Advantage

An Arts & Sciences education develops leadership skills and prepares graduates for a lifetime career, not simply their first job. See six reasons why the Arts & Sciences are key.


life after collegeThe Value of  Humanities 

The State of the Humanities 2021: Graduates in the Workforce & Beyond report provides statistics on the workforce outcomes of humanities majors (including earnings).

life after collegeLife After

A liberal arts degree is a sound investment and results in an employee who can communicate clearly, think critically and solve problems. The Phi Beta Kappa Society helps ensure you know the facts.


mdMedical School Pathway

Students admitted to Medical School majored in: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Physiological Sciences, Psychology. Learn more about Pre-med at Marquette.