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.

The Marquette Core Curriculum applies to all students entering Marquette in Fall 2018 or later. Students who entered before Fall 2018 follow the University Core of Common Studies.

To learn more about the goals of the MCC, visit the Learning Outcomes page.

For a chart of the MCC's structure, visit the Overview of Requirements page.

All approved courses for ESSV1, ESSV2, Writing Intensive, and Discovery Themes can be found in the University Undergraduate Bulletin.

For a list of courses approved for the MCC since the last Bulletin was published, please visit the New Courses Approved for MCC page.

For more in-depth information about each tier, visit the Description of Tiers page.



Per the university Transfer Course Credit policy, test and transfer credits that are equivalent to approved MCC courses may be applied to Marquette Core Curriculum requirements, except CORE 1929CORE 4929 and WRIT courses, which must be completed at Marquette.