Learn why Benedictine is a leader in the sciences

November 12, 2013

Science Open House

Lisle, Illinois ~ Do you want to be a science student who presents research at national conferences? Do you want to be published in science journals and participate in yearlong research opportunities with award-winning faculty? Do you want to be better prepared for a career?

Attend Benedictine University’s College of Science Open House and learn how its distinguished science programs can help you to defy limitations.

High school and transfer students interested in science are invited to check out the Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Krasa Student Center.

The open house provides students and their parents with the opportunity to meet with University staff members to discuss Benedictine’s academic programs, admissions requirements, application process, available scholarships and financial aid. Customized tours of campus and the Birck Hall of Science, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, will also be provided.

Benedictine University’s College of Science offers undergraduate programs in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Science, Clinical Life Science (Perfusion Technology and Respiratory Care), Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Health Science, Mathematics, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Physics, Radiation Therapy and pre-professional programs in Chiropractic, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Podiatry and Veterinary Medicine.

The College of Science provides unique opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in summer research projects and internships through its ties to the regional science community, which includes Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

This experience allows students to gain expertise in a lab setting, expand their understanding of classroom work and enhance their resumes.

Alumni have matriculated to some of the top graduate and medical schools in the country, and those who have decided to attend medical school said they were more prepared than peers who attended other schools.

Prospective students can also stay after the event for a special presentation on the University’s Scholars Program, which offers academically talented students special opportunities to develop their skills as thinkers, readers and writers through a coordinated program of seminar-style coursework that emphasizes discussion and debate.

The program also aims to help its members grow as leaders and global citizens by heightening their understanding of other cultures and encouraging a commitment to socially responsible action.

According to affordablecollegesonline.org, Benedictine University is ranked among the top 25 most affordable Catholic colleges and universities in the country with the highest starting salaries earned by graduates.

Benedictine students receive a values-based, Catholic education that prepares them to defy the status quo and reach their full potential. Whether receiving personal instruction from teachers with the highest degrees in their fields, conducting research, participating in internships or applying to a pool of more than $300,000 in academic University-based scholarships, academic opportunities abound.

Benedictine students challenge themselves every day and gain a greater perspective on the world through study abroad trips, guest lecturers, music concerts, student clubs and athletic teams.

To RSVP and customize your visit, go to www.ben.edu/sciencersvp. For more information, contact the Enrollment Center at (630) 829-6300 or admissions@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fifth largest in the Chicago area in 2013.

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