School of Humanities

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School of Humanities

Welcome to the School of Humanities!

Over a century ago, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration recognized the importance of educating the whole person when they began teaching young students in the La Crosse area. This tradition continues to guide educational directions at Viterbo through liberal arts programs in the humanities; Foundations, Ways of Thinking, and Mission Seminars in the core curriculum; and serving as a vital center for research and scholarship in the La Crosse region.

Humanities Programs at Viterbo

  • Majors in broadfield social studies, English, history, philosophy, religious studies, and Spanish.
  • Minors in English literature, ethics, history, interpreting studies, ministry, philosophy, political science, religious studies, Spanish, sustainability, and many more!
  • Certificates in community interpreting and French.
  • A new 3+1 Program to earn bachelor's degree in three years and a master's degree in one year.
  • Faculty members who are dedicated to helping students develop their critical thinking, analysis, logic, communication and research skills.
  • Preparation for a broad range of graduate school programs including English, law, library science, education, history, philosophy, Spanish, and Christian counseling or seminary degrees.
  • Opportunities to work with faculty mentors to develop and present undergraduate research.
  • Annual Humanities Scholarship Competition, with a total of $9,750 in awards to students pursuing an undergraduate major in the humanities. 
  • Alumni accepted into graduate programs, or with successful careers in law, public service, non-profits, public relations, writing and publishing.

For more information, contact:

Timothy Schorr, D.M.A. 
Dean
Professor of Music
608-796-3774
tbschorr@viterbo.edu
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Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
Associate Professor of English
608-796-3490
sgcosbyronnenberg@viterbo.edu

Jacqueline Herbers
Humanities Recruitment Coordinator
608-796-3495
jmherbers@viterbo.edu

Jane Brunner
Administrative Assistant
608-796-3390                                 
jrbrunner@viterbo.edu

Anna Meier
Administrative Assistant
608-796-3760                                 
ammeier@viterbo.edu