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

Jan
24
Student Teacher Seminar II
Main Campus in Lisle
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Details

Student Teacher Seminar II

Date: January 24

Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Campus: Lisle

Event Sponsor: School of Education

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

Event Description:

Student Teacher Seminar II
Overview of edTPA Construct, Requirements and Resources
Dr. Jan Writer
+ Student Teachers Meet with Their Supervisors

Jan
25
Meet the Artist Reception: Bunky Echo-Hawk & Joe Yazzie
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Details

Meet the Artist Reception: Bunky Echo-Hawk & Joe Yazzie

Date: January 25

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Komechak Art Gallery (Kindlon Hall, fifth floor)

Event Sponsor: Komechak Art Gallery

Contact: Ms. Cathaleen Gaddis    (630) 829-6320    cgaddis@ben.edu

Event Description:

Join us for a wine and appetizer reception to welcome Bunky Echo-Hawk and Joe Yazzie, whose work appears as part of the "Contemporary Native American Artists" exhibition that begins on August 22. This is an opportunity not only to meet and discuss the exhibition with the artists, but to gather with other artists, faculty, students and the local art community.

Jan
25
State Farm On Campus Recruiting
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Details

State Farm On Campus Recruiting

Date: January 25

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Campus: ACE Main

Location: Kindlon Hall Atrium

Contact: John Darnell    630-829-6040    jdarnell@ben.edu

Event Description:

State Farm Agent John Kurylak will be on campus January 25th from 11 am to 2 pm in Kindlon Hall Atrium promoting part-time positions for Account Representative and Customer Service Representative in Westmont, IL. Bring copies of your resume!

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