About the Marquette Core Curriculum

Background of the Marquette Core Curriculum

The Marquette Core Curriculum was developed over the course of several years In response to the academic program review of the University Core of Common Studies in 2014. The campus community engaged in a collaborative process involving students, faculty and staff, who sought a Core curriculum that prepares students to solve complex problems in an ever-changing society without losing Marquette’s rich Catholic and Jesuit liberal arts tradition. The formal proposal was submitted to various committees, including the University Academic Senate (UAS), in 2017, and subsequently was approved by Marquette’s Board of Trustees.  Following an implementation year in 2017-2018, students entering Marquette in the fall 2018 matriculated under the requirements established by the MCC.


MCC Guiding Documents


Marquette Core Curriculum Committee

The MCC is administered by a Director and the eight-person MCC Committee, which reports jointly to the Provost and to the UAS. Committee members serve three-year terms and represent the various colleges and instructors in each of the (at least three different colleges at any given time) and MCC tiers. The Committee’s roles are to set policies, approve courses, and hold instructors and departments accountable to the needs and requirements of the MCC. 

For a list of current committee members, please visit the University Academic Senate, Committees Reporting Jointly Page


Committee Meeting Minutes