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2013–2014 Undergraduate Catalog

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General Information


Viterbo University is accredited by:

  • The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440;
  • Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 339-9356;
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL  60606-6995; 312-899-5400;
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036; 202-887-6791;
  • Council on Social Work Education, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314-3457; 703-683.8080;
  • ational Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; 703-437-0700;, 
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-466-7496;  

Additional recognitions and approvals:

  • Its chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society.
  • It is approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing for the licensure of registered nurses.
  • The education program is recognized by the Iowa Department of Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for the certification of teachers in the elementary and secondary schools and for the training of veterans.  

Degree Offerings

Viterbo University offers the following undergraduate degrees, listed with the available majors:

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Bachelor of Arts

  • Addiction Studies**
  • Art
  • Broad Field Social Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • English*
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • History
  • Integrated Studies**
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish*
  • Theatre
Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting***
  • Business Administration
  • Health Care Management **
  • Management and Leadership
  • Management Information Systems**
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management**
  • Sport Management and Leadership
  • Sustainable Management
Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Arts Administration
  • Music Theatre
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre
Bachelor of Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
Bachelor of Science

  • Addiction Studies**
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology*
  • Biopsychology
  • Broad Field Social Studies*
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry*
  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English*
  • Health Care Science **
  • Integrated Studies**
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Mathematics*
  • Natural Science*
  • Organizational Communication
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport Science and Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Education
  • Theatre (Education)
  • Visual Communication
Bachelor of Science in Community-Medical Dietetics

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Nursing ***

*Also available as a certifiable major in education.

**Adult degree completion program.

***Also offered as an adult degree completion program.


  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Biology*
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry*
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood**
  • English*
  • English Language Arts**
  • English Literature
  • English Writing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Health Care Management
  • History*
  • Integrative Information Technology
  • Interpreting Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics*
  • Ministry
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Professional Selling
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sacred Music
  • Science**
  • Servant Leadership
  • Sociology
  • Spanish*
  • Sport Leadership
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Theatre*
  • Women’s Studies

*Also available as a certificate minor in education.

Pre-And Post-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Chiropractic, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Veterinary
  • AODA Certificate
  • Community Interpreting Certificate
  • Dietetics Internship
  • Post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program
Accelerated Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Business Administration to Master of Business Administration (five years)
  • Biology (three years)

Graduate Programs

Viterbo University offers the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Arts in Education (tracks for the classroom teacher and for the administrator)
  • Master of Arts in Servant Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice

Mission, Vision, Identity, Core Values and History

Catholic Identity

Campus Facilities and Grounds

Campus Information


Statement of Non-discrimination

Viterbo University values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Viterbo University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admission policies; scholarship or loan awards; athletic, or other university administered programs or employment. The Office of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy and may be contacted at Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601; 608-796-3930.