Prospective StudentsCurrent StudentsAlumniParentsFaculty & StaffMedia
AdmissionsProgramsAboutResearch & ScholarshipAthleticsCareersGiving to Marquette
Marquette Central


Bulletin Home | A-Z Directory | Previous Bulletins | PDF Version PDF Version



Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to students of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences in the following majors:

  • Applied Mathematical Economics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Physics

Bachelor of Science College Curriculum

A minimum of 32 credit hours in upper-division Marquette courses must be completed for the B.S. degree (lower-division courses are numbered 1000 to 2999; upper-division courses are numbered 3000 and above).

All candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences must complete the following requirements in the college curriculum:

Area Credit Hours
English Rhetoric6
Foreign Language0-8
Histories of Cultures and Societies3
Individual and Social Behavior3
Additional History or Individual and Social Behavior3
Literature6
Mathematical Reasoning6
Science and Nature6-8
Philosophy9
Theology9

 

While many of the requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum are similar to those in the University Core of Common Studies, they are not all the same. The college curriculum expands upon the requirements in the UCCS in a number of areas, such as in Individual and Social Behavior, Literature, Science and Nature, Philosophy and Theology. The College requires the study of a foreign language, while the UCCS focuses on the knowledge area of Diverse Cultures. Not all UCCS approved courses fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements. For example, for the UCCS, a student may take ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and COMM 1100 Contemporary Presentation, but for the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum, ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2 are required. Similarly, not all College of Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements fulfill the UCCS. Students should cross check the UCCS approved course list with the Arts and Sciences college curriculum requirements to know whether a course fulfills requirements in both the UCCS and the college curriculum. College curriculum requirements may also fulfill major/minor requirements and vice versa, but a course can only fulfill the requirement in one area of the college curriculum.

Students who switch from a B.S. program to a B.A. program will be required to complete the curriculum requirements for the B.A. degree.

 

English Rhetoric Requirement

Students must complete two courses (6 cr. hrs.) in the area of English Rhetoric. Students are required to complete ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2. Non-native speakers of English are required to take a placement test at Marquette during orientation.
 
Note: The completion of ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2 fulfills the Rhetoric requirement (6 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies. Although COMM 1100 Contemporary Presentation is an approved course in the University Core of Common Studies, it does not fulfill the English Rhetoric requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences B.S. degree curriculum.
 

Foreign Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language by completing the elementary level of the same foreign language. The foreign language requirement for students enrolled in the B.S. degree may be completed with 0 to 2 courses (0-8 cr. hrs.) in the same foreign language. The number of courses and credit hours to be completed may vary, depending on the student’s proficiency and level of placement.

Students coming to Marquette University directly from high school are advised to begin language study in their freshman year so that they continue to build upon their level of proficiency if they have previously studied the language.
 
For detailed information on placement in foreign language courses and special placement credit, see the corresponding sections in the university section of this bulletin and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
 
  • Students who wish to study Arabic (ARBC), Chinese (CHNS), French (FREN), German (GRMN), Classical Greek (GREK), Italian (ITAL), Latin (LATN) or Spanish (SPAN) as a new language may complete the requirement with two courses of the same language (Elementary Language 1001 and 1002).
  • Students who have previously studied a foreign language in high school should complete the Foreign Language Placement Exam or the Placement Exam Survey. On the basis of their achieved score and/or survey results, they will be placed in the appropriate language level.
  • Students who are placed in SPAN 1003 Intensive Elementary Spanish may complete the requirement with one course (SPAN 1003).
  • Students, who are placed at the intermediate language level (2001 or 2003) or at a higher level, are exempt from the foreign language requirement.

Note: The University Core of Common Studies does not have a foreign language requirement. However, there is a Diverse Cultures requirement (3 cr. hrs.).

Histories of Cultures and Societies Requirement

Students are required to complete one course (3 cr. hrs.) in the area of Histories of Cultures and Societies. Students must select either HIST 1001 Growth of Western Civilization to 1715 or HIST 1002 Growth of Western Civilization since 1715.

Note: The completion of either of HIST 1001 Growth of Western Civilization to 1715 or HIST 1002 Growth of Western Civilization since 1715 fulfills the Histories of Cultures and Societies requirement (3 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies.  

Individual and Social Behavior Requirement

Students are required to complete one course (3 cr. hrs.) in the area of Individual and Social Behavior. Students may choose this course from Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology and Law Studies (CRLS), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSYC), Social Welfare and Justice (SOWJ), or Sociology (SOCI).
 
Note: In order to fulfill the Individual and Social Behavior requirement (3 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies, the course must be chosen from the list of approved courses in the ISB knowledge area in the University Core of Common Studies offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. This is limited to the courses with the subject acronyms of: AFAS, CRLS, ECON, INPS, NASC, POSC, PSYC, SOWJ, SOCI and WGST.
 

Additional History or Individual and Social Behavior Requirement

Students in the B.S. degree program have an additional course requirement (3 cr. hrs.) in History or Individual and Social Behavior. Students must complete either a second History (HIST) course, or a second course in a different discipline of Individual and Social Behavior than that previously chosen. An ISB course must come from Anthropology (ANTH), Criminology and Law Studies (CRLS), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSYC), Social Welfare and Justice (SOWJ), or Sociology (SOCI).  

Literature Requirement

Students must complete two courses (6 cr. hrs.) in the area of Literature, either in English (ENGL), or in a foreign language (original language or in English translation) listed with the subject acronyms: Arabic (ARBC), Classics (CLAS), Chinese (CHNS), Foreign languages (FOLA), French (FREN), German (GRMN), Greek (GREK), Italian (ITAL), Latin (LATN) and Spanish (SPAN).  

Mathematical Reasoning Requirement

Students must complete two courses (6 cr. hrs.) in the area of Mathematical Reasoning. The requirement may be completed by taking courses in Mathematics (MATH), Computer Science (COSC), or statistics course. Only one statistics course (MATH 1700 Modern Elementary Statistics, MATH 4710 Mathematical Statistics, MATH 4720 Statistical Methods, MATH 4740 Biostatistical Methods and Models, PSYC 2001 Psychological Measurements and Statistics, or SOCI 2060 Social Statistics) may be used to fulfill this requirement. The general background courses of MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra, MATH 1100 College Algebra and MATH 1101 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry do not fulfill the Mathematical Reasoning requirement. 

Note: In order to fulfill the Mathematical Reasoning requirement (3 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies as well, one of two required Mathematical Reasoning courses may be chosen from the list of approved courses in the MR knowledge area in the University Core of Common Studies offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. This is limited to the courses with the subject acronyms of: Computer Science (COSC), Mathematics (MATH), Psychology (PSYC), and Sociology (SOCI).
 

Science and Nature Requirement

Students must complete two courses (6-8 cr. hrs.) in the area of Science and Nature. Students may complete the requirement by taking courses in Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), Physics (PHYS), ARSC 1020 Major Concepts in Modern Science 1, and ARSC 1021 Major Concepts in Modern Science 2. Only one Anthropology (ANTH) course (ANTH 1201 Introduction to Biological Anthropology or ANTH 2201 Human Evolutionary Process) may be used to fulfill this requirement. The same Anthropology (ANTH) course cannot also fulfill a course requirement in the Individual and Social Behavior area.  

Philosophy Requirement

Students must complete three courses (9 cr. hrs.) in the area of Philosophy. Students are required to complete PHIL 1001 Philosophy of Human Nature, PHIL 2310 Theory of Ethics, and one other upper-division (3000 or higher) Philosophy (PHIL) course. 

Note: The completion of PHIL 1001 Philosophy of Human Nature and PHIL 2310 Theory of Ethics fulfills the Human Nature and Ethics requirement (6 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies. 

Theology Requirement

Students must complete three courses (9 cr. hrs.) in the area of Theology. Students are required to complete THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology, one second-level Theology (THEO) course (a 2000-level course), and one third-level Theology (THEO) course (a 4000-level course), in that sequence.
 
Note: The completion of THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology counts toward fulfillment of the Theology requirement (6 cr. hrs.) in the University Core of Common Studies. The second-level course taken to fulfill the Theology requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum may be chosen from among those courses listed as fulfilling the Theology requirement in the University Core of Common Studies.