Learning Outcomes

The Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC) is the center of every Marquette University student’s educational experience. The learning outcomes of the Core are rooted in Jesuit perspective and values, and focus on creating students who communicate responsibly and ethically, engage the world as moral actors and citizens with purpose, collaborate with diverse others using a broad disciplinary focus, and become leaders in discovery to solve global problems.

Responsible and Ethical Communicators

Marquette students can responsibly and ethically use written, spoken, and visual communication to express ideas, create meaning, build relationships, foster understanding, and advocate for a better tomorrow.

Moral and Ethical Actors

Marquette students can articulate appropriate professional and personal judgments that are rooted in an ethical and moral foundation that is informed by Catholic, Jesuit thought. They seek to use these foundations to make decisions that promote stronger communities and a just society.

Citizens with Purpose

Marquette students will come away with a sense of purpose, personally and professionally, as global citizens who demonstrate critically reflective discernment processes that are rooted in one’s sense of theological, intellectual, and personal commitments.

Collaborators Promoting Equity and Justice across Cultural Contexts

Marquette students will develop skills to understand how power, positionality, and privilege shape their own lives and those of others, locally and globally. They will be able to describe how racism, colonialism, classism, sexism, other forms of prejudice, and other oppressive forces have impacted and continue to impact the well-being of marginalized groups and to identify historical and structural barriers to equity and inclusiveness. They will also be able to recognize the innate human dignity shared across diverse groups and to apply skills learned in class to work within and across cultures to promote justice and equity.

Leaders in Discovery

Marquette students will advance understanding of the world by identifying significant questions and searching for answers based on a systematic process of discovery that is rooted in intellectual inquiry and the Jesuit liberal arts tradition.

Global Problem Solvers

Marquette students are well-practiced in cooperative and cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills and can present innovative solutions that draw from theological, philosophical, qualitative and quantitative perspectives to address the increasingly blurred lines between local and global challenges.