LIVE Structure           



 (from the Registrar's web page)     


Component  Description 


  First and 
 second year


Foundations core component provides basic skills that are essential for a student’s discipline, upper-level courses, and as preparation to be broadly trained citizens of the world.  Students should demonstrate that they have attained these skills within their first two years. These requirements may be satisfied in multiple ways including courses approved by the Core Curriculum Committee (majors courses, support course or GE courses), portfolio for prior learning, entry qualifications, CLEP/AP.

Mission Seminars 

 Three credits
   per year


These courses are fundamental to the Catholic, liberal arts focus;of Viterbo University. These courses are tied closely to the mission of Viterbo and the mission of the general education program. The central purpose is to engage students in interdisciplinary discusssion-based seminars in the areas and the responsibilities that we all share across specialized academic majors and vocations. These seminars help students to understand leadership and to apply multiple perspectives and integrate what they are learning in the various components of LIVE.

Ways of Thinking  


Ways of Thinking courses engage students in a variety of dimensions so they understand past, present, self and others. In additions, the courses provide students with the tools to acquire new knowledge when faced with new situations and intellectual contents with which to situate new knowledge. Finally, these courses engage students in the dynamic of faith and reason.



The co-curriculum is learning that occur outside of the traditional classroom experience or major requirement.These experiences not only support the learning outcomes and distinctive Viterbo experience, but also reinforce and develop what students learn in their courses. The co-curriculum includes programming and activities in areas such as student affairs, fine arts center, athletics, internships, undergraduate research, study abroad, campus ministry and service activities.  Emphasis areas include health and wellness, leadership, global, environmental, fine arts experiences. 


(As few as 39 credits with co-counting between Mission Seminars and Ways of Thinking


Component C 
Component D