Bachelor Degree Programs

Elementary Education 4K-9 (BSEd)

Viterbo’s education program has a rich history of training teachers to become ethical leaders and exceptional educators. Viterbo elementary education majors log over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching and receive extensive training in their content area, teaching theory, and teaching practice. Viterbo’s education faculty are caring and approachable and have extensive experience in the classroom.

Accelerated Coordinated Master's Dietetics (ACMD) Program

Viterbo’s ACMD Program is a pathway program to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) in just one year. Students will complete 1,200 supervised practice hours (clinicals) concurrently with online courses after completion of their undergraduate studies.

Accounting (BBA Degree Completion)

Viterbo’s accounting degree completion program is an online program that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration degree following the completion of an associate degree in accounting or the completion of the required accounting prerequisite courses. Accounting represents the study of measurement, processing, and communication of financial information, allowing students to build upon their practical experience and skills while expanding upon knowledge in finance, management, and leadership.

Accounting (BBA)

Viterbo’s accounting program has an excellent reputation for developing students’ technical and leadership skills in this exciting and ever-changing profession. Often described as the language of business, accounting is a lucrative field that is in high demand in the business world. Students will learn to keep pace with the latest trends in technology, increased government regulation, tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the ongoing restructuring of corporations.

Accounting (Minor)

Accounting minors get a foundation of financial and managerial expertise and then add additional emphasis in areas like cost accounting, federal tax, and nonprofit accounting. An accounting minor layers the language of business onto other programs that might use it every day in the workplace like arts administrators or nurse managers.

Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA)

Anesthesiologist assistants (AAs) are highly educated allied health professionals who work under the direction of an anesthesiologist to help implement the anesthetic plan as prescribed by the anesthesiologist. AAs are trained through master’s degree professional programs in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. AAs can be thought of as similar to physician assistants, except that they work exclusively with anesthesiologists and practicing independently or in a primary care setting is NOT included in the AAs scope of practice. AAs usually practice in a hospital setting that uses an Anesthesia Care Team approach and are always supervised by anesthesiologists.

Applied Mathematics (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Applied Mathematics and Analytics (BS)

Applied mathematics and analytics majors create solutions to complex real-world problems through a mathematical approach. Students build a theoretical foundation of mathematics, apply programming strategies to analyze and visualize data, and create predictive models to aid in decision-making through course-embedded projects. These course-embedded projects hone critical thinking skills, and provide students with invaluable teamwork, communication, and networking opportunities that employers seek.

Art (Minor)

Art is a timeless means of communicating human experience. Artistic, creative abilities help move our civilization forward. Students undertaking the art minor at Viterbo University learn what it means to recognize and create sound works of art, and to understand the art forms of cultures throughout history. The art minor provides students with meaningful opportunities to study and practice artistic methods, techniques, and media, embedded with intellectual inquiry and critical analysis. In this minor, students are mentored in their quest to answer relevant questions, like:  How do I generate ideas and discern their strength? How do I turn my ideas into strong, original art forms? How do I craft them with my hands? How might I use art and my creative abilities to serve my community? Students majoring in all disciplines are encouraged to undertake an art minor to enhance their learning experience as they prepare for life beyond college. The minor consists of an 18-credit sequence of courses in studio art and art history. Students are required to take two Foundations courses, one course in art history, and nine credits in studio electives. Studio courses are offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and graphic design. 

Art Education PK-12 (BS)

Art education majors at Viterbo University start with a year-long Freshman Art Foundations experience, or "boot camp", where drawing, design, and art history lessons help build confident artists and teachers. Art education students learn from practicing artists and designers in state-of-the-art studios and digital labs. Besides learning artistic techniques on campus, art education majors will spend much of their time in the community and area schools learning and gaining hands-on teaching experience. Art education students begin teaching, as part of the Afterschool Art Workshop for children ages 5–12, then as teaching artists in residence in K–12 schools. These experiences are unique to Viterbo's art education program. With an art education degree from Viterbo University, graduates will be ready to teach artistic techniques and inspire people of all ages. This foundation, paired with education courses taken through the School of Education, prepares students for a teaching career in public or private schools.

Arts Management (Minor)

The Minor in Arts administrations provides students with the skills  needed to help arts facilities to run smoothly so artists, production teams, and audiences have an exceptional experience at events. Art directors, creative services managers, and directors of development have a passion for the visual and performing arts enhanced by a strong foundation of business practices.

Associate of Science in Education (ASEd)

Associate of Science in Education is a credential awarded to a student in a Viterbo University education program who satisfies the requirements of the degree as outlined below. With this earned Associate of Science in Education degree, students are eligible to apply for a substitute teaching license in the state of Wisconsin.

Audiologist

Audiologists examine individuals of all ages and identify those with the symptoms of hearing loss and other auditory, balance, and related sensory and neural disorders. They then assess the nature and extent of the dysfunction and assist patients in the treatment and management of their disorder. Audiologists earn the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, as this is the entry level degree for clinical practice.

Biochemistry (BS)

Viterbo’s biochemistry program offers students an interdisciplinary major between the fields of biology and chemistry through investigations of how life holds together at the cellular and molecular level. Students are led through curriculum that requires them to think critically, independently, and creatively. Through courses and labs, biochemistry majors will be prepared for an outstanding career or study in graduate, professional, or medical school.

Biology (BS)

Viterbo’s biology program provides students with a breadth of knowledge within the biological sciences, including cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, behavior, and evolution; as well as the opportunity to gain a greater depth of knowledge in specialized areas of interest. The biology program at Viterbo offers a student-centered learning environment including hands-on experiences, career exploration, research, and internships within the curriculum.

Biology (Minor)

The total credits of the minor requirements are 15–16. Transfer course, waivers and/or substitutions, and prerequisite courses could modify these credit totals.

Business Administration (BBA)

Viterbo’s business administration program is broad and flexible and provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of major business topics, including marketing, finance, management, ethics, and law. Students can design an academic program that concentrates on their areas of interest and prepares them for employment in today’s rapidly evolving business world.

Business Administration (Minor)

The business administration minor is designed for non-business majors. It provides the foundation business knowledge that will prepare students to work in the business world or pursue graduate business education. It complements pre-health majors very well. This minor requires a minimum of 15 credits.

Business Education PK-12 (BS)

The Viterbo University business education major prepares students to become business teachers at the middle and secondary levels. Through a combination of courses from the Dahl School of Business and the School of Education, a strong liberal arts foundation is provided, setting students up to enter the sought after field of business education. This foundation, paired with education courses taken through the School of Education, prepares students for a teaching career in public or private schools.

Business Leadership (BBA Degree Completion)

Viterbo’s business leadership degree completion program is an online program that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration degree using previously earned college credit, military credit, or credit for prior learning. Most students enter this program with 30+ prior college credits in business disciplines. Business leadership represents the study of organizational theory and management, allowing students to build upon their practical experience and skills while expanding upon knowledge in finance, marketing, and accounting. Formally this degree was known as Organizational Management.

Chemistry (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Chiropractic

A chiropractor focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist

Clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) (also known as medical laboratory scientists) work with state-of-the-art equipment to analyze a variety of biological specimens. CLS personnel are responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting the results to physicians. Clinical Laboratory Scientists collaborate very closely with physicians in diagnosing and monitoring disease processes, as well as monitoring the effectiveness of therapy.

Community Interpreting Certificate

This certificate program is a total of 13 credits and takes one academic year to complete (August–May). The four required courses are taught in an online format, with a face-to-face option for local students. There is also a one credit internship to be completed in spring semester.

Criminal and Community Justice (BA)

Viterbo’s criminal and community justice program provides students with exposure to many aspects of the legal system and careers in corrections, the courts, law enforcement, and victim services. Viterbo students will not only gain knowledge of the structure and function of the criminal justice system, but develop awareness of social issues, ethics, and the role of class, race, and gender in their profession. The major focuses on the importance of communities in addressing and finding solutions for delinquent and criminal behavior.

Criminal and Community Justice (BS)

Viterbo’s criminal and community justice program provides students with exposure to many aspects of the legal system and careers in corrections, the courts, law enforcement, and victim services. Viterbo students will not only gain knowledge of the structure and function of the criminal justice system, but develop awareness of social issues, ethics, and the role of class, race, and gender in their profession. The major focuses on the importance of communities in addressing and finding solutions for delinquent and criminal behavior.

Criminal and Community Justice (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Cross-Categorical Special Education (Elementary Education Minor)

The cross-categorical special education minor prepares teachers to strengthen their instructional practices, increase achievement for all students, and become educational leaders. Students who are following the path of earning a B.S. in education and wish to become special education instructors are perfect for this minor. The special education minor also provides students with the cross-categorical special education license. The special education license obtained upon graduation is based on the student's major. If the student is an elementary education major, then their special education license will be for grades K–8, for example. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Dance (Minor)

Make your love of dance part of your college degree at Viterbo University! Students can minor in dance, where dance and some music courses are offered in order to reach the credit requirement. Students with an artistic inclination, motivation for career advancement, and verification of a commitment to dance are all great candidates for pursuing a minor in dance at Viterbo University.  The total credits required of the minor is 14. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals. A qualifying audition is offered for students who wish to test out of DANC 110 and/or other lower division dance courses, although the total credit requirement remains the same. 

Dentistry

Dentistry is devoted to maintaining the health of the teeth, gums, and other hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. Most dentists engage in general practice, bringing skills in oral diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation directly to the patient.