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Preparation for Medical and Healthcare Science Careers
Preparation for Medical and Healthcare Science Careers

Let us be your gateway to a medical healthcare professional career.

Vital healthcare professional schools require specific undergraduate requirements. As a pre‑health professional student at Benedictine University, you'll be able to learn about and prepare for a career in one of the expanding fields in the healthcare arena. Health care delivery in America uses teams of professionals, and each are experts in their fields. At Benedictine University, students are able to pursue any area of interest that suits their passions and talent, while still obtaining coursework and training needed to gain entry to a healthcare professional after graduation.


Alumni SpotlightText 


Rick Munaretto, BS, DDSc

Health Science

Rick Munaretto received his Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Endodontic Specialty Certificate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, graduating first in his class. Munaretto is in private practice at Cameo Endodontics, LTD, is an Associate Adjunct Professor at the UIC College of Dentistry Department of Endodontics, and serves as Director of Windy City Seminars Study Club and Oral Examiner for UIC resident's Super Tuesday. Rick has received many honors throughout his career. He was named to the Dean's List every year while at Benedictine University, the Delta Sigma Delta Award for Highest Academics, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Award. He was also selected "Top 40 Dentists under 40" by Incisal Edge Magazine. Munaretto belongs to numerous dental organizations and donates his time and knowledge at the UIC Dental School lecturing on the topics of dental trauma, cone beam computed tomography, endodontic microsurgery and dental implants.

What our students say...


Grace Wangler, Class of 2020

Chemistry with minor in nutrition

"I chose Benedictine's COS because of its reputation for excellence in the sciences and small classroom size. I really enjoy that my professors are truly dedicated to providing a high quality education, and I appreciate their genuine interest in my academic career and success."

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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