Viterbo University Announces Bachelor Degree Completion Program in Social Work

Monday, February 24, 2020

Feb. 25, 2020

Contact Jennifer Anderson-Meger at 608-796-3722 or


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Viterbo University will offer a bachelor degree completion program in social work beginning in fall 2020.

The program is designed for people who have an associate degree in human services or a related field who want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in social work within two years. Classes are offered in a combination of on-campus evening and online hybrid format ideal for working professionals.

“Earning a bachelor’s degree and becoming a credentialed social worker opens up great career opportunities,” said faculty member Jennifer Anderson-Meger, the director of the Viterbo social work program. “Social work is a very holistic profession, and social workers are needed in medical settings, community-based services for the elderly, and disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, and child/family programs.”

Viterbo University social work graduates had a 98–100 percent pass rate on the national ASWB certification exam over the past six years. The national average pass rate is 70 percent. Viterbo graduates with a degree in social work also enjoy a 100 percent placement rate in the workforce or graduate school. Students in the degree completion program remain together in a cohort model throughout their studies, ensuring they get to know and can support each other well.

“The Viterbo social work program has an excellent reputation with regional employers,” said Anderson-Meger. “It also includes a unique emphasis on ethics and writing.”

Students considering a bachelor’s degree in social work are also welcome to enroll in Viterbo’s traditional daytime undergraduate program. 

For more information about Viterbo’s social work bachelor’s degree completion program, visit