Three public and three private institutions have partnered with Triton College to offer students an opportunity to earn their bachelor's or graduate degree without leaving Triton's campus.
Students apply to and graduate from the individual institution offering the selected programs from a range of academic disciplines. All University Center partner schools are fully accredited and maintain the same academic standards as other courses and programs offered through their home site.
Each institution has committed to having an on-campus representative at Triton College to assist students with their academic pursuits. Students follow the admission process and deadlines of their selected institution. Prospective students are encouraged to speak with the on-campus representatives provided by each institution.
- Applied Behavioral Science
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood
- Elementary Education
- General Studies
- Human Services
- Legal Studies
- Management Information Systems
- Management & Organizational Behavior
- Public Health
- Industrial Management & Applied Engineering
- Special Education
For more information visit the University Center on Triton's campus in Room B-250 in the "B" Building.
Our Partner Institutions
The Benedictine Mission
Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.
Benedictine University is a Catholic University in the Benedictine Tradition that Provides a Values-Centered Liberal Arts Education Enriched by Our Excellence in Science.
Benedictine's one-year, accelerated RN to BSN Program is offered on Triton College campus on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Currently, Triton cohorts begin in January and August. Triton graduates have the option of enrolling at cohorts at our other sites if it is more convenient. For other available sites and start times, please visit Benedictine's partner website - see below.
708.456-0300, ext. 3479
Bachelor and Master Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Management and Organizational Behavior
Liliana Ascencio • firstname.lastname@example.org • 630.829.6328
For information or to request an application packet, please contact:
Office of Admissions
Earn your Bachelors in Legal Studies or your Bachelor's degree in Human Services:
Interested in becoming a paralegal or working in law enforcement, government or other law-related fields? Beginning in Fall 2013, Dominican University began offering a bachelor’s of legal studies at Triton College. This degree prepares students for careers in paralegal, government, law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations. To learn more about this program, please visit continuingstudies.dom.edu.
Have you ever considered working in HR, training and development, sustainability or preparing for a graduate degree in library science or social work? If so, you might be interested in our bachelor of human services at Triton College. This degree prepares students to work in disability advocacy, government agencies, labor relations and more. To learn more, please go to continuingstudies.dom.edu.
With either area of study, you earn a Dominican degree as a Dominican student while also having the convenience of the Triton College location for classes.
Dominican is just two miles from Triton, which allows students to take advantage of the River Forest campus for tutoring, the library, the wellness center, and the fitness center, among a host of vibrant student and community events.
About Dominican University
Dominican University offers more than 50 undergraduate academic programs, nine pre-professional programs, and five-year programs ending in a master’s degree. The school offers masters’ programs in library and information science, business, education, social work and continuing studies. The university also offers a doctoral degree in library and information science.
It is a distinctively relationship-centered educational community, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and known for its rigorous and engaging academic programs, for the care and respect with which it mentors students, for its enduring commitment to social justice, and for the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff.
Dominican enhanced its standing in the U.S. News & World Report rankings this year to No. 13 of 108 Midwest universities. The influential annual "America's Best Colleges" has ranked Dominican in the top tier of master's level Midwest universities for the past 16 years.
In addition, Dominican was named one of the publication's top 5 Great Schools at a Great Price among Midwest regional universities, alongside Creighton University, Valparaiso University, and University of Evansville.
708.456-0300, ext. 3429
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
• Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
• Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
Mike Morsovillo • email@example.com • 708.524.6793
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, researching, creative activity and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.
Programs Offered at Triton College
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies: Our program, which results in a BA in General Studies, is specifically designed to meet the educational goals of mature adults in a format and structure compatible with adult responsibilities. We are exceptionally well-suited to serve the education needs of adults who cannot access university coursework in a traditional manner. The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program is committed to helping you turn your educational dreams into reality!
Why should you choose our program?
- We offer an accommodating schedule, with a variety of ways to take courses.
- Working adults are not required to come to campus and take their courses.
- We offer online courses and weekend and evening courses in a face-to-face format.
Students have access to an advisor via e-mail, telephone, fax or personal appointments.
Students have the option to develop a portfolio for the assessment of college-level knowledge earned outside the traditional classroom.
Students have the option of earning up to two minors.
Students can apply for financial aid and/or veterans benefits.
Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.
Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.
Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees - year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.
We know you have goals, and we'd like to help you accomplish them. Let our staff help you as you continue your educational pursuit.
Don't let your dreams slip away! Now is the time to take that next step! Apply Now!
Eastern Illinois University:
708.456-0300, ext. 3673
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
• Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
Jackie Janesku (Academic Advisor) • firstname.lastname@example.org • 217.549.3347
Help Desk• 217.581.4357
BGS Degree Program • 217.581.5618
Governors State University
You can earn a bachelor's or master's degree from Governors State University at Triton College!
Governors State University (GSU) has offered academic programs at Triton College through the University Center partnership since 2008. These programs include the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Students from surrounding community colleges, as well as Triton College students, can enroll in the GSU bachelor's degree programs offered at Triton College once they complete their associate degree or have earned at least 60 semester credit hours from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.
GSU is a public university offering quality undergraduate and graduate programs at the most affordable tuition of any university in the Chicago area. GSU programs are transfer-friendly and allow students to transfer their entire associate degree to the university. GSU is a student-centered university with an average class size of 14 and where faculty and staff are committed to empowering students and helping them achieve their professional goals.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Program is an on-going open cohort and classes are offered at Triton each term (fall, spring and summer). Selections of online courses are also available.
- Program is well-rounded with a dual focus on theory and practice to prepare for work in the field and graduate school.
- A student-centered program - faculty with real-world experience offering one-on-one assistance.
- Career orientated degree program that provides in demand skills: including law enforcement, public policy, research, government, legal work and politics.
Learn more at www.govst.edu/cas/cjus
Christina Sintic, CJUS BA Program Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program are prepared for careers in advertising, public relations, customer service, sales, media, management, not-for-profit, and government with the knowledge and skills to bring people together and get the message out.
Jason Zingsheim, Ph.D. (Coordinator: Communication, Media, and Performing Arts Programs ) • email@example.com • 708.235.7493
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice Master’s program epitomizes Governors State University’s mission to promote social and ethical responsibility in our community through real-world applications of problem-solving and leadership.
The program provides you with the tools to apply innovative techniques, current research and community collaboration for justice system assessment and improvement.
Governor's State University:
708.456.0300, Ext. 3177
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
- Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Master's Degree Programs:
- Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Michelle Sebasco • firstname.lastname@example.org • 708.235.3983
Dual Degree Program (DDP)
Jessica Specht • email@example.com • 708.235.7534
National Louis University
Earn your bachelor’s degree with National Louis University at Triton college. Classes are held one evening a week on campus and some programs are available online.
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Science Management
- Bachelor of Science Management Information Systems
- Bachelor of Arts Applied Behavioral Sciences-Psychology, sociology
- Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education
Transfer scholarships, financial aid, and Veteran’s benefits available.
Dawn Barreto-Brown • firstname.lastname@example.org • 847.947.5033
Triton Campus University Center: 708.456-0300, ext. 3979
- Founded: 1886
- Private, non-denominational
- 4 colleges offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in 60 fields:
- National College of Education
- NLU Undergraduate College
- Kendall College of Culinary and Hospitality at NLU
- College of Professional Studies and Advancement
- 6 locations: Illinois: Downtown Chicago, Elgin, Lisle, North Shore, Wheeling; Florida: Tampa.
- Programs are offered in onsite blended, campus-based blended, weekend blended or online.
Points of Pride
- NLU’s National College of Education has had 76 alumni honored by the Golden Apple Foundations of Chicago and Rockford which is one of the most prestigious education honors in the state of Illinois and more than any other school of education in the state.
- NLU is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
- Our students enter the work force earning an estimated $43,000 per year after graduation, ranking NLU among the top five of all Illinois post-secondary schools, as cited by the College Database.
National Louis University is one of Chicago's oldest private universities and a leader in providing a quality education for the adult learner. From its inception, National Louis has provided educational access to adult, immigrant and minority populations, a mission it sustains today. The University continually works to improve schools and businesses through community partnerships and applied research, and is proud of the 65,000 living alumni who are using their NLU education to serve others.
National Louis University: www.nl.edu
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
It's an SIU Universe
If you like the classroom experience, but you can't make it to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. We will bring our campus closer to you - as near as Triton College. You'll have the quintessential experience of being in a college classroom with an SIU teacher and you'll be closer to home. It's almost like we make house calls.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering from SIU is offered in a weekend format that is designed to allow adults to pursue a bachelor’s degree while working full time. It includes 48 semester hours of college courses covering such subjects as Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing, supervision, and project management. These courses, required for SIUC’s Industrial Management and Applied Engineering (IMAE) major, are scheduled over a 24-month period. A typical course would be scheduled on alternate weekends, with daylong classes held on both Saturdays and Sundays. Classes begin promptly at 8 a.m. SIUC’s IMAE program is accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
SIU Extended Campus Information:
708.456.0300 Ext. 3258
Bachelor's Degree Program:
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering