From the Dean

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences website


The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is truly the heart and soul of Marquette University. It is here that you will find the rich heritage of a Catholic, Jesuit education that promises to provide you with a transformative educational experience based on academic excellence, social justice, faith and service.

The world will always need ethical leaders who are able to think critically and act with commitment. Leaders who not only expect change, but demand it. Leaders who understand how to act with and for others. In preparing ethical leaders, we will inspire you to grow and to express yourself, to wrestle with some of life’s biggest questions and to develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Classrooms are where the rich world of human experience is examined and allows you to contemplate the questions of “how,” “what,” “where” and “why.” These learning experiences, along with participation in faculty mentored research projects, internships, service learning and community service and study abroad programs prepare you not only for a career, but for a lifetime of achievement. The large variety of majors and minors offered in the college is one of our central strengths. With proper planning you can earn a double major or earn both an undergraduate and master’s degree within five years, making you more marketable to potential employers, while saving you time and money.

I encourage you to explore the offerings in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the many career paths that are available to you


Richard C. Holz, 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.