Academic Divisions

Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs at Benedictine University are housed in the College of Business, the College of Education and Health Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and the School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education.

College of Liberal Arts

Advancing the liberal arts experience of students is a key component of a Benedictine University education. The College of Liberal Arts provides this to undergraduates through its major and minor programs, interdisciplinary offerings, support for the core curriculum and to adult undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Science

The College of Science includes the departments of Biology, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.At the graduate level, the College offers a master's degree in clinical exercise physiology.

College of Business

One of Benedictine University's great strengths is its integration of liberal with professional learning. The College of Business offers 10 undergraduate degree programs, three master's programs, several graduate certificates and a doctoral program in Organization Development. Programs are designed to meet the needs of traditional-age students as well as working adults, with courses offered in semester, quarter, accelerated and cohort formats.

College of Education and Health Services

The School of Education

Quality teacher education places great emphasis on a strong liberal arts foundation. The interactive relationship among liberal arts, disciplinary area of study, professional education and communication skills uniquely prepares Benedictine University students for a career in teaching. Benedictine University has provided accredited teacher education for 40 years. Today the University prepares individuals for three different certificates: Elementary, Special Education and Secondary, which span seven subject areas in biology, chemistry, English, math, physics, social sciences and Spanish. Graduate Education programs include a Master of Arts in Education, a Master of Education and a doctorate in Higher Education and Organizational Leadership.

The School of Health Services

The School of Health Services includes undergraduate programs in Health Administration, Nursing and Nutrition and the graduate Public Health and Nutrition programs.

School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education

You will find adult undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including business, education and health care, throughout northern and central Illinois and southwest Arizona. We also help you customize your degree with a variety of relevant certificates and dual-degree programs. Our on campus programs meet on BenU’s campus site (either in Lisle, Springfield or Mesa) one night a week; our hybrid/off campus programs have some classes that meet one night a week at off campus locations (including our partnership programs that can be held at your worksite) and other classes that are offered online; our online programs are offered in 43 states from the convenience of your computer.

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
1-10
Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin

Date: March 01

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Event Description:

 Summer 2017 Advising/ Registration Begin

Summer 2017 advising/ registration begins today. Make an appointment with your advisor regarding your Spring classes via the sign-up sheet on his/her door.

Mar
1-2
Graduate Programs--Weekday Walk-Ins: Meet with an Admissions Counselor or Drop Documents to Complete Your File
Main Campus in Lisle
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Graduate Programs--Weekday Walk-Ins: Meet with an Admissions Counselor or Drop Documents to Complete Your File

Date: March 01

Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Lownik Hall

Mar
1
Coffee House Networking Event Series: U.S. Small Business Administration
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Details

Coffee House Networking Event Series: U.S. Small Business Administration

Date: March 01

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Campus: ACE Main

Location: Goodwin Hall, 411

Contact: Lindsay Koriath    lkoriath@ben.edu

Event Description: Are you an entrepreneur or thinking about one day owning your own business and curious about potential resources and support? Or are you curious about working in the federal sector and how to apply for government jobs? Then join us for the next Coffee House Networking Event on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Goodwin, 411. Alumnus, Donald Pellico from the U.S. Small Business Administration will discuss a variety of topics including:

  • Potential opportunities in the federal sector and how to best prepare for them
  • Advice on the unique process of applying to government jobs through USAJOBS.GOV 
  • His role at the SBA, career path, and services & resources the SBA provides.

Please RSVP to Lindsay Koriath, lkoriath@ben.edu, by February 28.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission - to promote the growth of small business - has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses. SBA's programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade. Read more about SBA here.

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