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Welcome from the Dean

Elizabeth RittWelcome to the College of Science and Health, a community which promotes a culture of academic excellence and experiential opportunities. Inspired by the Benedictine values and a century-long tradition of hands-on learning we are committed to engaging faculty and students in scientific and clinical interdisciplinary teaching, research, and scholarship. Varied modalities such as face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning coupled with laboratories, internships, fieldwork, and clinical practice experiences provide an array of robust learning experiences and community engagement that will prepare you to pursue your dreams. Our faculty and staff in Lisle, IL and Mesa, AZ seek to provide diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning experiences that promotes an environment where all feel welcome.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate programs that provide the requisite knowledge and skills to be successful in careers in the biological, physical, chemical, mathematical, computer, health, nutrition, and engineering sciences. Graduate programs offer opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and skills in clinical exercise physiology, integrative physiology, molecular and cellular biology, nutrition, nursing and public health.

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the College of Science and Health we invite you to visit our campus in-person or virtually to share your goals and passion for learning as a member of the Benedictine community.

Elizabeth Ritt, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, College of Science and Health
Professor of Nursing

Below are the programs offered in the College of Science and Health. Please click on the program you are interested in for additional information.

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Calling All College of Science and Health Alumni!

Ben Hall

Are you proud of your Benedictine degree? Would you like to give back to the College of Science and Health and help current students achieve the same success?

College of Science Legacy Book

History of Science

Dr. Tim Marin, Professor and Alumnus, is putting together a History of the College of Science book. To learn more about this project, submit your story, or reserve your copy, please click here.

Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6084

Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-6587

Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6187

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-1933