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Welcome to the College of Science!

Never before in human history have the frontiers of science advanced in a more relentless pace. The latest scientific advances only make more urgent, rather than less, the need for developing future leaders who are scientifically informed, broadly educated, and capable of making value-based decision to harness the power of science in service of humanity.

The tradition of Science at Benedictine is really the story of generations of men and women with a passion for teaching and research, who delight in sharing not only ideas, but also their lives with their students. For nearly a century, the Science faculty at Benedictine University has prepared its students to lead lives of meaning, purpose and distinction. The Science Programs at Benedictine have long been recognized as a significant source of graduates who continue their education for advanced degrees in science and professional graduate programs. Empowered by a value-centered Benedictine science education that emphasizes hands-on scientific exploration and discovery, our alumni have gone on to realize their professional potential, build stellar careers and bring their talents to bear on our society’s most pressing needs.



  Julie Carroll (BMB C15) is the 2015 recipient of the 2015 Procopian Award, the highest honor that Benedictine University can bestow upon a graduating senior. The Procopian Award is given for consistently outstanding curricular and extracurricular activities while at Benedictine University. The award signifies that scholarship (a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average) and service are exemplified by the student. The selection is made by the University Honors Committee from a pool nominated by faculty. Congratulations Julie!


  Sree Bodepudi (Biology C15) was awarded the 2015 Thomas J. Dyba Leadership Award which is awarded to a student for outstanding ability to initiate and organize worthwhile activities, to encourage and direct the cooperative efforts of others, and to command respect as a campus leader. This award requires a minimum 3.5 grade point average.


  Kiran Munir (BMB C15) was awarded the 2015 College of Science Award which is conferred upon students who have distinguished themselves by positive achievement in their field of study. These students have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and have either completed research of consequence or have been published in their field.


  Sydney Van Alstyne (Health Science C15) was awarded the 2015 Lincoln Laureate Award - The Student Laureate Award recognizes excellence in both academics and extracurricular activities. Each of the state's four-year, degree-granting universities selects one student to receive the award. More than 50 institutions participate in the program.