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Undecided about a major? You're not alone. In fact, "undecided" is our most popular major. We've found over time, however, that few students are truly undecided. Most have many ideas and interests they wish to pursue in college. That's why we prefer to say "multi-interested." With more than 80 majors at Marquette, we'll help you to choose a major or minor combination that matches your interests and skills. We think you'll find that a liberal arts education will not only prepare you for meaningful work, but for a purposeful life as well.

Explore the core.

The University Core of Common Studies is the foundation of every Marquette student's educational experience and consists of nine knowledge areas, including Rhetoric, Diverse Cultures, and Literature and Performing Arts. Many core courses are taught by faculty in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the college with courses at the heart of every Marquette major. It's a great place for undecided majors to start.

Explore our advising center.

The Klingler College of Arts and Sciences is the only college on campus that employs full-time professional academic advisers. If you are undecided about your major, our award-winning Advising Center can help you select and schedule courses, choose a major, determine career goals, and prepare for profesional school.

Explore the majors fair.

Spend a special evening with Marquette faculty, alumni and fellow students at our annual fair sponsored by the Advising Center. We'll tell you about our unique classes, career paths, internships, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, study abroad and service learning opportunities.

Explore our special programs for undecided majors.

First-year Seminar (ARSC 1953 — fall only)
Explore ideas, readings, and college transition issues in a weekly small group setting with other new students and a faculty leader who serves as your academic adviser until you declare a major. Also known as Introduction to Inquiry, this seminar allows you to choose your adviser before you arrive at Marquette.

Career Planning and Decision-making Course
(ARSC 1040 for freshmen and sophomores)
Participate in self-discovery activities and learn about sound career decision-making strategies as you explore the Arts and Sciences academic majors and how they apply to the world of work.

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Explore Arts and Sciences

Explore the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, where all undecided majors start.

Classroom With more than 30 majors and 50 student organizations alone, it's a great place to be undecided or multi-interested. Get to know us and get involved with classmates, advisers and faulty who care in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, which calls for treating people with respect for their unique qualities, gifts and challenges as individuals. With that kind of support, it's no wonder that roughly half our students graduate with more than one major.

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