In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Foreign language majors at Marquette to choose from:

Foreign language courses at Marquette:

Marquette offers classes in the below languages as part of the core curriculum, but not as a major or minor. To satisfy your core requirements, you can take classes in any of the languages above — or try one of these:

  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • Mandarin Chinese

Choose one of two stimulating courses of study. The Classical Languages major immerses you in the study of ancient Greek and Latin, with a focus on the reading and translation of original texts. Our Classical Studies major integrates courses in ancient languages, civilization and tradition with core courses in history, philosophy and theology.


In addition to challenging you to use German as precisely as your native language, studying German at Marquette lets you immerse yourself in the life, civilization, literature and dramatic history of today’s Germany. It’s a nation at the heart of Western thought, institutions, culture and politics.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your language, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Foreign Language I & II
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*


  • Foreign Language III & IV
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*


  • Three Foreign Language Courses
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Elective


  • Three Foreign Language Courses
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.