College students can get ahead, enjoy smaller classes this summer at BenU

May 4, 2016

Lisle, Ill. ~ Summer school is becoming an increasingly popular option for college students. Summer school allows students to catch up or get ahead academically, take smaller classes and receive more personal attention from an instructor, and face fewer distractions due to lighter course loads.

Visiting students can get ahead academically by taking one, two or more of any number of regular and blended (combining classroom and online instruction) courses being offered at Benedictine University this summer. Students from other four-year institutions such as Notre Dame, New York University, Georgetown and Miami of Ohio are among the visiting students who have already registered.

All current Benedictine undergraduate students and incoming freshmen are eligible to take summer courses at the reduced tuition rate of $495 per semester credit hour. Admitted freshmen are also eligible for further tuition reductions on selected first-year classes. Visiting students are not eligible for these discounts.

Course are available in nearly 30 academic subject areas, including Accounting, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, Health Science, History, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Speech.

Among the courses available are: Anthropology 200 - Cultural Anthropology; Biology 150 - Biology of Women; Biology 144 - Science at the Movies; Biology 203 - Human Anatomy; Business Analytics 301 - Managerial Decision-making Under Uncertainty; Chemistry 113 - General Chemistry I; Economics 102 - Principles of Microeconomics; and Literature 291 - Comics and Graphic Novel.

Also available this summer are: Mathematics 110 - College Algebra; Mathematics 210 - Calculus for Physical Sciences I; Nutrition 200 - Nutritional Science; Physics 106 - Astronomy; Political Science 102 - American Government; Psychology 301 - Death and Dying; and Speech 110 - Speech Communication.

The summer schedule is divided into two sessions. The first five-week session runs from June 6-July 10. The second five-week session runs from July 11-August 14.

For more information, email To register for summer courses or to check for the most up-to-date class list, go to


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fifth consecutive year in 2015. 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 2015.

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