Welcome to the College of Science!

Why does the College of Science at Benedictine University enjoy the reputation it does?

It's because of our alumni, like Advocate Christ Medical Center resident and University of Illinois medical school graduate Michael T. Stanek (B.S. Biology/Chemistry, 2010), and Muzamil Arshad (B.S. Physics, 2010), an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Wayne State University School of Medicine, who matriculated to some of the top graduate and medical schools throughout the country.

Our award-winning faculty, like former chair of Biological Sciences Allison K. Wilson, Ph.D., who was presented the Distinguished Faculty Award for her work in securing a $1.2 million Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Grant from the National Science Foundation.

Benedictine's historically deep ties to the regional science and technology community creates opportunities for students to obtain research internships in local industry or government labs.

Never before in human history have the frontiers of science advanced in a more relentless pace. The latest scientific advances only make more urgent, rather than less, the need for developing future leaders who are scientifically informed, broadly educated, and capable of making value-based decision to harness the power of science in service of humanity.



  • The College of Science is happy to announce the addition of our Science Learning Specialist, Dr. Carol Fendrick.  She is located in the Academic and Career Enrichment Center (ACE) in Goodwin Hall 214/215.  Her current focus is Preparatory General Chemistry and General Chemistry.  Students can make appointments with specialists by contacting Mrs. Michelle Schaefer at mschaefer@ben.edu.

Meet our Faculty

     College of Science

COS Facebook         COS Flickr         COS Twitter         Get LinkedIn to COS!

Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D
Acting Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Email: trucker@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Birck Hall Room 119
Lisle, IL 60532