Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

From the Dean

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences website

Welcome to the heart of Marquette University.

The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit on campus. Here you will experience the rich heritage of a Catholic, Jesuit education grounded in academic excellence, social justice, faith and service. You will meet talented teacher-scholars who are dedicated to student success, innovative research and partnerships across Milwaukee and beyond. Our excellent advisors will help you explore the wide variety of majors and minors we offer as well as accelerated degree programs that enable you to earn both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in five years.

Thanks to national data, employer surveys and alumni feedback, we know that study of the humanities, social sciences, computational sciences and natural sciences at Marquette will prepare you for a successful career, robust community engagement and a meaningful life.

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences will help you discern your path and make good decisions. You will experience and learn to foster a sense of belonging. You will have the opportunity to participate in faculty-mentored research projects, internships, study abroad, service learning and community engagement opportunities. You will graduate well prepared to face unscripted challenges and to work beyond boundaries.

I encourage you to explore all that the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences has to offer. Thank you for choosing Marquette and the College of Arts and Sciences. I look forward to working with you!


Heidi Bostic, Ph.D.
Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

College Mission Statement

As the heart and soul of Marquette University, the College of Arts and Sciences explores and advances understandings of human meaning and value, the structures and dynamics of human societies, and the composition and function of the natural world.

College Vision Statement

The College aspires to recruit and retain outstanding students and faculty and to equip them to accomplish significant research and scholarship, transformative teaching and learning, and committed and compassionate leadership in their professional fields and larger communities. In this way, we seek the serious intellectual engagement of faith and reason, and the education of the whole person – the rigorous, holistic exploration of the intellectual, moral and spiritual dimension of human life.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

As the heart and soul of Marquette University and in the pursuit of social justice, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences values the diversity of all people in regard to their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, religious tradition, socioeconomic status, ability, age, language, and nationality. As a college we are committed to the recruitment and retention of students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds by creating and sustaining an environment that is welcoming, supportive and inclusive. Members of the college demonstrate our active commitment to diversity in teaching, advising, research and all other college activities that engage issues of import to local, national, and global communities. We promote diversity through interdisciplinary work that supports a culture of learning, social justice, and respect for human dignity. We encourage action based on these ideals. This commitment contributes to the promotion of excellence and the development of future leaders dedicated to the service of others.