Bachelor Degree Programs

Accounting (B.B.A. 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 (B.B.A.)

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.

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 (B.A.Ed.)

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, pared 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.

Biochemistry (B.S.)

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 (B.S.)

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 (B.B.A.)

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 (B.S.)

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.

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.

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 (B.A.)

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 (B.S.)

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 at 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.

Dietetic Internship

Viterbo's Dietetic Internship is open to students who have completed the knowledge requirements as defined by the 2017 Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics' Standards of Education as part of a DPD program and who have completed a bachelor's degree.

Early Childhood Education (Elementary Education Minor)

Early childhood education is an important aspect of building contributing members of society. These early years of development play a significant role in shaping who individuals will become. With an early childhood education minor at, students can graduate into the field and make an impact. The minor also works well as a supplement for social work, elementary education, and psychology majors—any degree where the student's career outlook may involve specializing in working with children.  The early childhood education minor also offers  the knowledge required to be a preschool teacher or childcare administrator.   

Elementary Education (B.S.Ed. Degree Completion)

The Elementary Education Degree Completion program is an online program designed to serve working professionals who want to be elementary school teachers. Typically students enter this program hold an associate’s degree or have 35-65 credits of undergraduate coursework. 

Elementary Education K-9 (B.S.Ed.)

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.

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.

English (B.A.)

Viterbo’s English program allows students to explore the power of words and language, while discovering and refining their own voice in a rapidly communicating world. With both writing and literature emphases, Viterbo students have the opportunity to study the styles of accomplished storytellers while developing core creative writing, editing, critical thinking, research, and communication skills that employers seek.  

English Education Middle-High School (B.S.)

English education offers Viterbo students the ability to pair the knowledge and understanding of an English major with the knowledge and skills to be an effective English teacher in middle school and high school settings. Preparation as an English teacher allows students to develop their own creative self expression, develop as writers, and increase their critical thinking through analysis of literature . This field is perfect for those who have always enjoyed English courses, and feel that teaching is their passion.  A minimum of 11 credits in natural science and/or mathematics courses are required for the Bachelor of Science path. 

English Language Arts (Minor)

English and language arts are two of the most widely taught subjects in American schools. The English language arts minor at Viterbo helps prepare students for a career in English education. This minor is an excellent choice for educators at all levels. Having a language arts background greatly impacts the effectiveness of elementary school teachers, and it boosts the resumes of prospective middle and high school English teachers.