Benedictine open house showcases strength of science programs

November 12, 2014

Science Classroom 2009 (resize)Lisle, Illinois ~ Discover how Benedictine University students become so successful in the field of science at the College of Science Open House from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22.

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.

High school and transfer students interested in science are invited to attend. Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. in the Krasa Student Center. The event begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Benedictine College of Science 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.

At Benedictine, we promise our students an affordable and attainable undergraduate and graduate education infused with the Benedictine values that creates better learners, better leaders and better world citizens. Student learning and success is our first priority.

To RSVP and customize your visit, go to For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (630) 829-6300 or


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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