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Undergrad Profile

Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. 


iterbo University offers more than 70 academic programs (traditional and online) that prepare students for outstanding careers. Whether it be at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree level, classes are taught by faculty members dedicated to the success of their students.
With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 16, Viterbo students are known by name
and receive personal attention, both in and outside of the classroom. Many programs feature guaranteed paid internships, study abroad, high-impact practices, and research opportunities that enhance the classroom experience.

Hands-on learning
Viterbo offers hands-on learning opportunities, which include spending the night outside in February—a simple but profound gesture—to raise awareness about people who are experiencing homelessness; harvesting organic vegetables at the local community garden; and gaining nursing experience assisting people who are utilizing the services of the Salvation Army.

Unique seminar courses and guest speakers
Viterbo is a Catholic, Franciscan,
liberal arts college founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1890. Viterbo’s unique core curriculum allows students to select seminar courses that align with their interests and are infused with Viterbo’s mission: Franciscan values and traditions, living in a diverse world, serving the common good, and the ethical life. Students enjoy amazing speakers and programming brought to campus by the University’s D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. Guest speakers have included Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel; best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom; and Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza.

Study abroad
Study abroad opportunities are offered in fall, spring, and summer. Students in specific Viterbo courses travel together after their classwork is complete. For example, Viterbo students explored parts of China after completing a course on the country’s history.
Community service
Service is an essential component of a Viterbo education. Students choose to help with a Habitat for Humanity house build, collect hats and mittens for those less fortunate, or stock the shelves at the local food pantry. Viterbo also hosts monthly Service Saturdays, which provide opportunities for students and employees to serve alongside various community organizations, connect with each other, and enjoy a post-service reflection meal.

Career development
Viterbo has a 99% job placement rate within six months of graduation. Viterbo’s Career Services Department helps connect students with internships and employment. Career Services also offers events throughout the year, such as speed mock interviews, etiquette dinners, career and internship fairs, and how to create and use a LinkedIn account.
Student clubs and organizations
Viterbo offers more than 70 student organizations, intramurals, and activities. Students also have the opportunity to start new clubs.

La Crosse—a vibrant community
Viterbo’s beautiful campus and close-knit community are located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The city is nestled between scenic bluffs and the Mississippi River. There are many opportunities for recreational seasonal activities in La Crosse, including hiking the bluffs and running the marsh trails, walking in Riverside Park along the Mississippi River, watching bald eagles, relaxing at the Black River and Pettibone Beaches, and skiing and snowboarding at Mount La Crosse. Viterbo’s campus is about 15 minutes away from the Valley View Mall retail shopping area; about two and a half hours from Minneapolis, Minnesota; and about three hours from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. n

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Nursing and Health Professions
• Health Care and Wellness Management
• Nursing
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Pre-health
• Social Work

Natural Sciences and Mathematics
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biopsychology
• Chemistry
• Engineering (starting fall of 2018)
• Environmental Biology
• Mathematical Physics
• Mathematics
• Sport Science and Leadership

• Elementary Education
• Secondary Education
• Technology Education

• Accounting
• Arts Administration
• Business Administration
• Finance
• Health Care and Wellness Management
• Marketing
• Sport Management and Leadership

Performing and Visual Arts
• Art Education
• Art–Studio
• Arts Administration
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Music Theatre
• Theatre
• Theatre Education

Human Services and Social Sciences
• Biopsychology
• Criminal Justice
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Psychology
• Social Work

• Broad Field Social Studies
• English (Literature)
• English (Writing)
• History
• Liberal Studies
• Philosophy
• Religious Studies
• Spanish

Viterbo University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate 

Athletics (NAIA) and a part of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Conference.

Men’s Sports
• Baseball
• Basketball
• Bowling
• Competitive Dance and Cheer
• Cross-Country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Track (Indoor and Outdoor)
• Volleyball

Women’s Sports
• Basketball
• Bowling
• Competitive Dance and Cheer
• Cross-Country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Softball
• Track (Indoor and Outdoor)
• Volleyball