Engineering and Mathematics

Engineering and mathematics gives students the opportunity to become innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world both today and into the future.

STEM jobs are projected to increase by 9% over the next 10 years—and even more in the La Crosse area.

Engineering and mathematics degrees at Viterbo University develop communication, leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills. Viterbo offers engineering and mathematics as part of an education in the liberal arts tradition that develops technical skills along with independent thinking and decision-making skills, preparing graduates for exciting and meaningful careers.

Career Examples
  • Mechanical or industrial engineer
  • Materials scientist
  • Project or sales engineer
  • Data or actuarial scientist
  • Applied mathematics
  • Statistician
  • Teacher

Program Information

All engineering and mathematics students enjoy opportunities to participate in internships with local companies and/or research opportunities with faculty. Our engineering classes are offered in a brand new state-of-the-art inventor workshop where students are invited to create, critique, and craft solutions to real world problems. Mathematics pushes students to think creatively with coursework that emphasizes the problem-solving and critical thinking needed to develop the tools with which to solve complex problems. Engineering and mathematics courses include access to industry-standard software for simulations and processing and analyzing data.

Engineering (B.S.)

Viterbo’s engineering program was created in response to the need for engineers and at the request of employers. We work with local industry leaders to provide technical curriculum that establishes a solid foundation of engineering skills while developing students’ communication and leadership skills through a liberal arts education and Viterbo University’s core values.

Engineering (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.

Mathematics (B.S.)

Viterbo’s mathematics program provides students with a foundation for quantitative and logical thinking, along with problem-solving skills that are highly valuable amongst employers. Students who enjoy thinking about how things work, like solving complex problems, and appreciate logic-based arguments thrive in this program and find satisfying careers within a variety of disciplines.


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.

Physics (Minor)

Math and physics are crucial to understanding, predicting, and manipulating the behavior of the physical universe and everything in it. Physics is an exciting and engaging field of study for students intrigued with the “hows and whys” of the world around them. The physics minor at Viterbo University is a course-heavy minor that can be useful in a number of ways. For one, it helps prepare students to become physics teachers at the middle and high school levels if a B.S. in an education major- namely mathematics education, is being pursued. It is also a quality supplement for those majoring in a different S.T.E.M. program, as an understanding of physics is an excellent quality to have when going into engineering or mathematics.

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