Marquette University requires a minimum of 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Marquette University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Marquette University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 81% of students who start college at Marquette University graduate within six years.
Marquette University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Marquette University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Marquette University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Marquette University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Marquette University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Marquette University.
Student Designed Majors
Marquette University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Marquette University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Marquette University
Marquette University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Marquette University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Marquette University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Marquette University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Marquette University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Marquette University.
❌ Marquette University does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Raynor Memorial Libraries and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Marquette University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Exercise science/clinical and translational rehabilitation health sciences, speech and language pathology, international affairs, physical therapy
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Marquette University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Marquette University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Marquette University include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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