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, the Global College 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.

The Global College

The Global College was established to coordinate and develop Benedictine University’s many programs and services abroad, including administration of master’s programs in China and Vietnam. These partnerships have allowed students in China and Vietnam who are unable to study in the United States to learn about western business practices and theory while Benedictine students and faculty have access to a broader selection of overseas opportunities. The Global College will also develop new partnerships that will allow Benedictine to offer other degree and nondegree programs abroad.

Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Student Teaching Elementary Education Seminar
Main Campus in Lisle
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Details

Student Teaching Elementary Education Seminar

Date: September 26

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: KN 161

Contact: Dr. Jan Writer    630-829-6293    jwriter@ben.edu

Event Description:

Elementary Education Task 4
Dr. Joyce Jeewek

[Note: this seminar is for Elementary Education majors only]

 

Sep
26
Fall Library Book Club Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Event Details

Fall Library Book Club Meeting

Date: September 26

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Kindlon Hall 311

Event Sponsor: Benedictine University Library

Contact: Mary Ocasek    (630) 829-6063    mocasek@ben.edu

Event Description:

Open to members of the Fall Library Book Club. We will discuss The Statement by Brian Moore. Bring your lunch.

Sep
27
COEHS College Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Event Details

COEHS College Meeting

Date: September 27

Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Erica George    630-829-6084    egeorge@ben.edu

Sep
27
Operations and Policy Committee Meeting
Main Campus in Lisle
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Details

Operations and Policy Committee Meeting

Date: September 27

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: KN 260

Sep
27
Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"
Main Campus in Lisle
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Details

Film Presentation: "The Hunting Ground"

Date: September 27

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Goodwin 110

Contact: Dr. Patricia Somers    psomers@ben.edu

Event Description:

From the official website for The Hunting Ground:

The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators. From the intrepid team behind The Invisible War comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate.

In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families.

Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity.

Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, survivors who are taking matters into their own hands—ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent.

Since the film's premiere at Sundance, it had been screened at the White House and hundreds of college campuses across the country. The documentary has inspired new laws in New York and California and changes in campus policies.

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