Pre-Professional Health programs

The College of Science offers pre-medical and healthcare professional programming to prepare students for professional studies in a healthcare-related career other than nursing. The Pre-Health Professional Program is designed for students interested in gaining admission to a health professional school after college. Our Allied Health programs are designed for entry into healthcare careers with a specific curriculum in the BA in Biology program with clinical partners. See the lists of options on this page for further exploration.

Allied HealthPre-Professional Program: We prepare students for successful entry into medical, veterinary, dental, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy programs. Students on a pre-health profession plan can earn a bachelor's degree from any College at Benedictine University. The BenU pre-health program in the College of Science is responsible for advising and guidance of students of baccalaureate degree programs who are interested in health profession preparation. This office also coordinates all health science practica and is responsible for clinical affiliations with the university's pre-professional health programs. These clinical affiliations provide access to clinical environments for our students to shadow practitioners (often Benedictine graduates), and gain valuable experience in the world of healthcare.

Allied Health Programs: Through partnerships with clinical programs, the allied health progeams allow students to complete their degrees as they complete a clinical program at area hospitals, health care facilities and universities. All of the allied health programs with which Benedictine University partners are accredited and meet the highest professional standards. Students earn their B.A. in Biology from Benedictine, and a certification, degree, or licensure with our partner institutions.

Unsurpassed academic programs, expert advising and guidance, and relationships with regional healthcare facilities ensure that Benedictine graduates are among the most sought-after candidates by nationally-recognized professional schools or healthcare employers.


Pre-Professional Related Student Clubs

Pre-professional clubs are a great way to earn volunteer hours and gain valuable knowledge. Please consider joining the following Student Clubs:

Pre-Optometry Club 2016-2017


CASPer Test
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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