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Academic Divisions

Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs at Benedictine University are housed in the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business, the College of Education and Health Services, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and the School of Graduate, Adult and Professional Education.

College of Liberal Arts

Advancing the liberal arts experience of students is a key component of a Benedictine University education. The College of Liberal Arts provides this to undergraduates through its major and minor programs, interdisciplinary offerings, support for the core curriculum and to adult undergraduate and graduate students.

College of Science

The College of Science includes the departments of Biology, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. At the graduate level, the College offers a master's degree in clinical exercise physiology.

Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business

One of Benedictine University's great strengths is its integration of liberal with professional learning. The Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business offers 10 undergraduate degree programs, three master's programs, several graduate certificates and a doctoral program in Organization Development. Programs are designed to meet the needs of traditional-age students as well as working adults, with courses offered in semester, quarter, accelerated and cohort formats.

College of Education and Health Services

Quality teacher education places great emphasis on a strong liberal arts foundation. The interactive relationship among liberal arts, disciplinary area of study, professional education and communication skills uniquely prepares Benedictine University students for a career in teaching. Benedictine University has provided accredited teacher education for 40 years. The college is also home to undergraduate programs in Health Administration, Nursing and Nutrition and the graduate Public Health and Nutrition programs.

Graduate, Adult and Professional Education

You will find adult undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, including business, education and health care. We also help you customize your degree with a variety dual-degree programs. Our on campus programs meet on BenU’s campus site (either in Lisle or Mesa) one night a week; our hybrid/off campus programs have some classes that meet one night a week at off campus locations (including our partnership programs that can be held at your worksite) and other classes that are offered online; our online programs are offered in 43 states from the convenience of your computer.

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
23
Stop the Violence: How are YOU an active bystander?
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Stop the Violence: How are YOU an active bystander?

Date: April 23

Time: - 12:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Virtual Event

Event Sponsor: Violence Prevention

Contact: Bernadette Ramsden    bramsden@ben.edu

Event Description:

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Apr
24
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - YWCA Metropolitan Chicago & Congressman Bill Foster Presentation
Main Campus in Lisle
3:00 PM
Event Details

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - YWCA Metropolitan Chicago & Congressman Bill Foster Presentation

Date: April 24

Time: 3:00 PM

Campus: Lisle

Location: Facebook

Event Sponsor: BenU PEACE Team and Prevention Peer Educators

Contact: Bernadette Ramsden    bramsden@ben.edu

Event Description:

Our Week of Action events will conclude with an event on Saturday, April 24th at 3PM CST with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Congressman Bill Foster to raise awareness about the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), myths and facts about sexual violence, and how our community can advocate for laws that prevent violence and support survivors in our community. The event can be viewed on Congressman Foster’s Facebook page here.

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Apr
26-1
Week of Giving
Main Campus in Lisle
Event Details

Week of Giving

Date: April 26

Time: All Day

Campus: Lisle

Contact: Jill Poskin    630-829-6366    jposkin@ben.edu

Event Description:

We are excited to announce that we are reinventing our annual one day of giving to be a WEEK OF GIVING! This change will allow us to highlight more than one University need.

Due to Covid-19, Benedictine University faced and overcame a mountain of challenges these past 12 months. With the support of so many of you, we met a goal set for our Mission Fund to help BenU students. However, during this time, funding for other critical needs has suffered and the need for our most impacted students has increased.

Because you want to know how your gifts are helping, below are the needs we will highlight each day.

Day 1, April 26 is FOR THE STUDENTS
We will focus on our scholarships and the Mission Fund. After a difficult year, we see an increase in requests by both new and returning students. With your support, you are helping BenU students remain in school and finish their degrees.

Day 2, April 27 is FOR THE COLLEGES AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS
We will focus on support needed for the University’s colleges or departments of study. Your gift will provide resources to expand our academic programs which prepare BenU students to reach their goals.

Day 3, April 28 is FOR ATHLETICS
We will focus on Benedictine Athletics and our teams. It has been a challenging time for our athletes and coaches. With your support, you can play a vital role in their continued success.

Day 4, April 29 is FOR THE BENU COMMUNITY
We will focus on the University’s efforts to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion. We will highlight our new program, The Belong Scholarship Program, which will support our underrepresented students.

Days 5 and 6, will be the WEEK OF GIVING WRAP UP
Help us meet these needs (or the designation of your choice) and surpass our goal of 400 donors. You can give one day or each day.

An anonymous alumnus has offered a $100,000 challenge gift in support of our Week of Giving.This challenge gift will match all gifts 1:1 with the matched proceeds designated to the Mission Fund.  It is a wonderful opportunity to double the impact of your gift and help our students!

If you wish, you can be counted in NOW, as an early bird donor, using the link below. Remember, a gift of any amount is meaningful here.
 

GIVE NOW

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