The pursuit of science and mathematics has never been more attractive or rewarding. Take some time to see which science and math programs at Benedictine can help you achieve your career goals. Our programs enjoy an outstanding reputation for producing successful scientists, healthcare professionals, and analysts. Our nationally respected faculty and staff work directly with our students, preparing them to lead lives of meaning, purpose and distinction. At Benedictine University's College of Science you'll meet lifelong friends and future colleagues. Please explore our website or visit us in person to learn more about our excellent faculty, coursework, research, facilities, and student advising programs. Together, we can pave the path to your success.

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Nina Goyal, BS, MD


After receiving her BS in Biology from Benedictine, Nina Goyal earned her M.D. at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident, and finished a glaucoma fellowship with University Eye Specialists in 2007. She is an assistant professor in the Rush Ophthalmology department, performing complex cataract surgeries and specializing in the medical, laser and surgical management of glaucoma. Goyal is a member of numerous professional and community organizations, actively raises money for lymphoma research and participates in a myriad of free health fairs for the under-privileged. Goyal is the Director of Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and is currently investigating new surgical procedures for the treatment of glaucoma.

What our students say...


Ismail Ahmad, Class of 2019

Physics (Biophysics concentration) and minor in Math

"I chose Benedictine’s College of Science because I was wanted to go to a University that was close to home and knew that Benedictine University had a solid premedical track record. The teachers are always available and frequently show interest in their students' interests and future goals. Whenever possible, the teachers I have had have tried to accommodate my interests in the curriculum.

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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers degrees that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter rewarding careers. Please take some time to learn more about our degree programs, and how they can serve as your platforms for success in a vocation. Our nationally-recognized faculty enjoy engaging students at all levels in investigative research in their laboratories, often presenting their work at national, professional conferences.Our students are active in the many student organizations on campus, athletics, and campus ministries, all of which contribute to  a broadly fulfilling college experience.


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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119