Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
Benedictine University aspires to be a thought leader in Catholic higher education. We seek to provide a transformative and integrative educational experience grounded in Benedictine values, helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.
The College of Science has developed partnerships with several institutions. These programs allow our students to work and finish undergraduate degrees and move seamlessly into graduate school and professional school programs.
Hines Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital:
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in August)
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT):
Benedictine University and IIT have partnered for more than 20 years to offer students a unique opportunity to earn an engineering degree while attending a liberal arts university. This program offers students the chance to take advantage of the strengths of both schools while earning a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Engineering Science from Benedictine and a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Engineering from IIT.
Marian University, Pre-Medical Fast Track Program:
Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) has a program that will give Benedictine University pre-medical students opportunities for early acceptance into, or a guaranteed interview with, MU-COM.
Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy:
Pre-Pharmacy dual acceptance 2+4 (2 years at BenU and 4 years at CCP leading to Doctor of Pharmacy)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital:
Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (18 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in December)
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - graduates in August)
Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy clinical education partnership for senior year clinical program requirements completion (13 months classroom/clinicals - gradutes in August)
Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM):
Ross University strives to build and nurture strong relationships with selected four-year colleges and universities, with the purpose of helping eligible students move seamlessly from their undergraduate studies to medical school. An articulation agreement is an official agreement for students who have completed their undergraduate junior year and have met the academic criteria established in the articulation agreement. These students will be promised early acceptance at RUSM in the semester following their graduation.
Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Life Science (Perfusion Technology or Respiratory Care) 3+2 (Bachelor of Arts from BenU (3 yrs) and Master of Science (2 yrs) from Rush - graduates with a Masters degree)
Rush University College of Nursing has a contractual agreement between Rush College of Nursing and Benedictine University whereby a student receives their diploma and all or the majority of their education from Benedictine. Upon meeting the admission requirements of Rush, applicants are qualified to receive a guaranteed admission to the Generalist Entry Master’s (GEM) Program.
College of Science
Robin Rylaarsdam, Ph.D Acting Dean of the College of Science
Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (630) 829-6187 Fax: (630) 829-6186
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By Mail: Benedictine University 5700 College Road Birck Hall Room 119 Lisle, IL 60532