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Welcome to the religious studies and philosophy department Web page. Because Viterbo is a liberal arts university which is both Christian and Catholic, it has an obligation to provide courses in religious studies for its students. In a world becoming increasingly technological, men and women need the stabilizing and integrating experience of the Transcendent.  

   

Assessment Standards

In addition to Viterbo University Assessment standards the Religious Studies department of Viterbo University utilizes concepts from the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers as the foundation for its assessment implementation and evaluation. The National Certification Standards were developed by the National Association for Lay Ministry, the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. All of this was approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation, April 2003.