The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is by its very nature the heart of Marquette University. The tie that binds our more than 250 faculty and 30 majors of study is the opportunity for exploration. We challenge students to explore many ways of understanding, doing and succeeding – regardless of the major they decide to pursue.

We recognize that as our students are faced with many challenges and opportunities. To assist students in their transition from high school to their college academic career, we offer numerous resources, which we encourage students to use. They help to develop the academic skills that are needed to succeed, as well as introduce students to the many faculty members, advisers and staff members throughout the college that are available to guide them as they discover the value of a liberal arts education.

Academic Success Workshops

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center sponsors a series of workshops to help first-year students achieve academic success. These workshops are offered every semester and focus on such topics as: stress management, major exploration, study skills, test taking techniques and time management.

Advising Center

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center is a team of professional academic advisers committed to serving students and helping them achieve success. This award-winning center offers comprehensive assistance for each student’s development and is open five days a week all year long.

Students are assigned an adviser within days of arriving at Marquette and receive service and support in a wide variety of ways. The advisers can assist students in choosing a major, determining career and academic goals, developing study skills, selecting courses and class schedule, referring them to other campus resources and preparing them for professional school.

Explore the Majors Fair

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center sponsors the annual “Explore the Majors” Fair to encourage and assist freshmen and sophomores who are undecided about their areas of study to explore the many majors and minors in the College. The “Explore the Majors” Fair provides an excellent opportunity for students to discuss majors and minors with faculty representatives, upperclassmen and alumni from every major area in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

First-Year English Program

This program is designed to help students learn to communicate effectively. To that end, the program develops students' reading, writing, speaking and listening skills via critical literacy, which is the ability to express ideas, values and beliefs effectively in a variety of situations. To foster Critical Literacy, the FYE Program offers a two-course writing sequence: ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1, Academic Literacy and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2, Public Sphere Literacy.

First-Year Seminar: Introduction to Inquiry

ARSC 1953 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to Inquiry is a one-credit seminar wherein a small group of students (typically 10) meet with their faculty adviser once a week for the first 12 weeks of the fall semester. Students benefit from the two components of the seminar. First, students are encouraged to deepen the intellectual skills required to be successful at the university level. Each course meeting centers on the discussion of a short text, using specific rules of inquiry and dialogue that emphasize argumentation, listening and finding evidence. The second component addresses issues of academic advising and adjustment to university life. Potential topics include course selection, time-management, test taking, life in the dorm, campus resources, socio-emotional adjustment to the move from home, choosing a major, etc. The faculty leader serves as each student's pre-major adviser.

Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center

The writing center offers one-to-one tutoring to all Marquette students, staff and faculty on all kinds of writing projects, from first year English papers to graduate theses, from history papers to personal statements for law school. The center is staffed with mix of graduate students who usually teach a section of ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 or ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2 and undergraduate peer tutors.

Student Organizations and Honors Societies

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences offers students a wide array of co-curricular opportunities to extend the value of their education. Student organizations and honor societies affiliated with the college and/or advised by one of our faculty members include:

Student Organizations

  • Air Force Power Booster Club
  • Anthropology Club
  • Arnold Air Society (Professional Air Force ROTC Service Organization)
  • Arts and Sciences Student Council
  • Association of Social Welfare and Justice Students
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Classical Fencing Society
  • Criminology & Law Society
  • Economics Association
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • International Affairs Society
  • Italian Club
  • Jeannette Kapus Silver Wings Chapter (Professional Organization Supporting the U.S. AirForce)
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Kuk Sool Won of Marquette
  • Le Cercle Francais (French Club)
  • Linguistics Club
  • Medieval Society
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Native American Student Association
  • Navy Nurse Corps
  • Philosophy Club
  • Physics Club
  • Pre-law Society
  • Psychology Students for Diversity
  • Writing Society

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-health Professions Honor Society)
  • Delta Phi Alpha (German Honor Society)
  • Eta Sigma Phi (Classics Honor Society)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
  • Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society)
  • Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)
  • Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society)
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
  • Theta Alpha Kappa (Theology Honor Society)
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon (International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines)