School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering


Teachers. Technicians. Researchers. Doctors. Pharmacists. Professors. Our science students and alumni are among the best and the brightest in the nation-working at places like Harvard University, Los Alamos National Laboratories, and Mayo Clinic. How did they accomplish all of this in such a competitive field and marketplace?

Hear what they have to say:

"Throughout all of my education I learned so much about myself and how much knowledge I could gain from my love of medicine and science. I'm so very excited and appreciative to have had each and every faculty member help me through my journey at Viterbo University. I would not be where I am today if I didn't have their encouragement."

Michelle Bates
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

"I looked at many other colleges and universities and their science departments, but Viterbo became the clear frontrunner in my list of choices due to its ACS-accredited chemistry program, friendly faculty, and quality liberal arts education. From day one, I had a positive, rewarding experience at Viterbo."

Margaret Elvekrog
Fulbright Scholar
Stockholm University, Sweden

"The education I received at Viterbo was second to none…It wasn't until I began working on my Ph.D. that I was able to fully appreciate the education I received at Viterbo. The chemical knowledge that I acquired in both the classroom and the laboratory helped make the transition to graduate school a very smooth one. The chemical instrumentation available for hands-on use by students is truly exceptional. Very few undergraduates have access to this type of instrumentation at larger colleges and universities."

Shane Peper, Ph.D.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico

"I think the most important asset that Viterbo gave me was confidence in using technology to communicate. Each and every science class I took had a strong emphasis on writing papers, using spreadsheets, and presenting data to others. It was difficult at first, but, by the time I graduated, I had given so many presentations and written so many papers that it was almost automatic. I think the ability to communicate in the science world has helped advance my career in a short amount of time. I have noticed that many others around me have very little experience using the computer and technology tools that I used daily at Viterbo."

Sarah Johnson
Medical Lab Technician, Minnesota Department of Health
St. Paul, Minn.

"What good is a scientist who cannot write well enough to express his ideas and findings? Most important of all, what good is a professional who cannot think critically to reason? I credit my education at Viterbo with giving me the ability to reason, to think things through, to be able to 'think outside the box.' I credit Viterbo with stimulating my thinking and reasoning ability-an invaluable gift."

Alexander (Sasha) Bobrov
Paramedic, Rural/Metro Ambulance Service
Denver, Colo.

"Viterbo provided me an opportunity to have small class sizes and a lot of one-on-one attention with the professors teaching the classes. If I had questions on the subject matter, the professors were very receptive to answering them outside of classes. When I started medical school at Madison, I felt that I was as prepared or more prepared in Chemistry, Biology, and Math as other entering students."

Matt Solverson, M.D.
Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation
Cedar Rapids, Wis.

"Viterbo has provided me with an excellent education-not only in Chemistry, but also in life. It provided me with an opportunity to develop my interests in helping people with the service opportunities that were available. The teachers at Viterbo are also very student-oriented and genuinely care about their students. This education has given me the gift of being able to relate to many different people."

Jennifer Tilleman, RPh.
Pharmacy Resident, Creighton University
Omaha, Neb.

"The Biology faculty at Viterbo gave me a strong knowledge foundation for teaching science at the secondary level. The faculty also modeled enthusiastic attitudes toward, not only the content, but also the students."

Angela Mahairas
Teacher, Central High School
La Crosse, Wis.