Human Services and Social Sciences at Viterbo

Viterbo’s human services and social sciences programs graduate professionals who have the technical and critical skills employers seek.

Social Justice

Viterbo’s programs emphasize social justice and community advocacy, enabling graduates to make a difference in the lives of people and the communities in which they live.


Viterbo features small classes taught by faculty members dedicated to student success.

Numbers Matter

100% of Viterbo University students passed the National Association of Social Work Board licensing exam in 2014.


Learning to become a professional is an important part of a Viterbo education, no matter the academic program. Students are prepared for their career of choice the day they graduate.


Viterbo students gain the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in their chosen career, but they also grow as a person.

Real World

Experience matters at Viterbo and in the world. Opportunities such as study abroad, faculty mentored research projects, and internships greatly enhance the education of Viterbo students.

It is your


We are here

to guide you.

The Viterbo experience includes inspiring faculty, a mentoring approach, wide-ranging experiences on campus and in the community, and help landing jobs. It is our career-ready focus that prepares students for rewarding and fulfilling careers and lives. It is also why PayScale ranked Viterbo in the top 10 in the nation for careers with high meaning and good pay.


99% Viterbo Placement Rate


Top 10 In the Nation



Our liberal arts, values-based education engages students through professional work, research, and service. Students develop the skills employers seek: critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and teamwork with an emphasis on social justice, diversity, and ethical decision making.

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