Since the Service Learning Program began in 1994, more than 240 courses have integrated service learning to broaden and expand students' understanding of local and national social problems.
To determine if a course has a Service Learning component, visit the Snapshot of the Schedule of Classes. Service Learning will be listed under the "Course Attributes" section.
To view all courses for the upcoming term which offer a Service Learning component, visit the Snapshot of the Schedule of Classes, click on the current or upcoming term, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Service Learning courses.
In most of these courses, Service Learning is optional, but it is required in several, including Culture and Health, a requirement in the College of Nursing.
If you are enrolled in a Service Learning course, visit the Courses & Placements page for a list of agencies that are applicable to your course content.
Service learning is a type of experiential learning that engages students in service within the community as an integrated aspect of a course. Students participate in an organized service activity and reflect on that activity to gain further understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility. Within service learning, classroom studies complement service within the community and enable students to reflect upon and address local and national social problems. Service learning engages students in active, collaborative, and inquiry-based learning experiences that meet identified community needs. Service learning classes are offered in many departments and demonstrate the creative expertise of faculty committed to extending disciplinary work into local communities. Service learning not only changes the way students learn, but it changes society’s view of education and service. In this sense, service learning is a philosophy of education and service to the community.
Service Learning is an academic program which enables students to perform meaningful community service related to their courses. Each semester, many professors at Marquette University offer their students a service option as a means to learn in practice what they are learning in theory in the classroom. Agencies and schools in the community benefit from the services provided by the students and become partners in their education as well. Service learning classes are offered in many departments and demonstrate the creative expertise of faculty committed to extending disciplinary work into local communities. Currently, approximately 1,200-1,300 students from 55-65 university courses are placed at 100-125 community agencies each semester.
Following in the Jesuit tradition of faithful service, the Service Learning Program at Marquette University facilitates student academic learning through meaningful service experiences, which encourage and enable Marquette's faculty and students to positively impact the community. The Service Learning Program seeks to bring campus and community together in partnership to share resources, meet real community needs, and help to educate women and men to become the change agents of tomorrow.