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.
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.