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
- Business Administration in Accounting
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education
- Elementary Education
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Legal Studies
- Management & Organizational Behavior
- Public Health
- Industrial Management & Applied Engineering
For more information visit the University Center, located within the Transfer Center, in Building B, Room 110.
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.
Bachelor and Master Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Management and Organizational Behavior
Matthew Jones • email@example.com • (630) 829-6135
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.
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.
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.
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
- Bachelor of Arts in Human Services
- Business Administration in Accounting
Andrea Leinweber (for Business Administration in Accounting) • firstname.lastname@example.org • 708.524.6181
Laurie Riggin • email@example.com • 708.524.6469
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:
Bachelor's Degree Programs:
• Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Jackie Janesku • firstname.lastname@example.org • 217.549.3347
Governors State University
THREE PROGRAMS, ONE PURPOSE; A PARTNERSHIP THAT PUTS YOU FIRST.
Governors State University: www.govst.edu
Governors State University Tuition Estimator: https://www.govst.edu/tuition-and-fees/
Governors State University Dual Degree Program: https://www.govst.edu/DDP/
Governors State University (GSU) has offered academic programs at Triton College through the University Center partnership since 2008. 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 an institutionally-accredited college or university.
Dual Degree Program (DDP)
The Dual Degree Program is a unique partnership between GSU and Triton Community College that provides full-time students with an excellent pathway to earn quality, accessible, and affordable associate and bachelor's degrees. While you are pursuing your Associates at Triton, plan to participate in GSU’s DDP program! Your enrollment in the DDP will not limit transfer options in any way. Students do not have to attend GSU by enrolling in the DDP. If you decide to transfer to GSU, you will have many advantages not available to non-DDP students. DDP offers unique scholarship opportunities! It is easy to enroll in the DDP - and it's free!
Contact: Juan Gonzalez • email@example.com • 708.235.7534
Governors State University and Triton College have teamed up to take you to the next level—the place where purpose and drive collide to create careers with impact.
This partnership places you at the center of your educational journey. You chose Triton because you feel at home here. You should learn in the environment that works for you—and continue to progress towards your ultimate personal mission. We offer three undergraduate degrees that may be completed entirely at Triton College or online, so no need to commute to University Park to achieve your goals.
Transfer up to 96 credit hours through Triton credits or prior learning assessment (PLA) to complete your Bachelors in just three or four semesters!
At GSU, we give credit by evaluation, standardized testing and portfolio assessment, to make the most of your achievements and help you save time and money. Military training and experience (JST/CCAF) is assessed according to the American Council on Education (ACE) standards for recommended college credit. Take our self-assessment at www.govst.edu/PLA-Assessmentto assess eligibility for PLA credit.
You will earn an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from Triton College and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Human Communication, (A.A.S. or A.A. to B.A.) Criminal Justice or (A.S. to B.S.) Information Technology from Governors State University. Each of these degrees prepares you for career opportunities in fields that are steadily in demand and impacting our world in concrete ways. All programs are WIOA approved!
Explore the path that speaks to your unique calling…
GSU at Triton for Bachelor of Arts in Communication
If your passion is connecting with others, consider Communication.
Communication is the great connector. Today, organizations seek employees who can communicate across a limitless and evolving range of platforms. Students learn to communicate with a variety of audiences across mediums to drive organizational success, improve human relations, and manage conflict.
I. Transferable General Education Core Curriculum: 37 – 38 hours
II. Electives: 26 – 27 hours
Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 64 Hours
III. To Be Completed Through GSU: 56 Hours
Total Required for B.A. in Communications: 120 Hours
GSU at Triton for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
If the quest for justice drives you, explore Criminal Justice.
A well-ordered society depends on a fair criminal justice system that both defends its citizens and protects their rights. Criminal justice studies cover traditional aspects such as law enforcement, courts and the judiciary, corrections and juvenile justice. It also recognizes the interdependence of social traditions, values and legal structures that necessarily impact policy questions in a democratic society.
I. Transferable General Education Core Curriculum: 37 – 38 Hours
II. Area of Concentration/Major Field: 18 Hours
III. Electives: 8 – 9 Hours
Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 64 Hours
IV. To Be Completed Through GSU: 56 Hours
Total Required for B.A. in Criminal Justice: 120 Hours
GSU at Triton for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
If you think in terms of data systems and networks, Information Technology could be your niche.
As a Cisco Academy institution, you will be equipped to build, maintain, and protect information systems through hands-on experience and exposure to components such as VMware virtualization software, Microsoft Server 2012 and 2016, Cisco Packet Tracer, physical Cisco switches and routers, pfSense firewalls, and Cisco NetAcad.
Workshops are also offered to students in CompTIA A+, Security+, and Network+, allowing them to prepare for key industry certification examinations.
I. Triton Hours Total: 77 Hours
II. To Be Completed Through GSU: 43 Hours
Total Required for B.A. in Information Technology: 120 Hours
Employment in computer and IT positions is forecasted to grow by 13% over the next decade, due to increases in cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics
Governors State University degree programs at the Triton College University Center are designed as completion programs. For this purpose, all required instruction is scheduled at Triton College and online and does not require completion of any academic requirements at the main campus located in University Park.
Prerequisites required, contact Michelle Sebasco for information.
Contact: Michelle Sebasco • firstname.lastname@example.org • 708.235.3983
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 Arts Applied Behavioral Sciences - Psychology & Sociology
- Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education
Transfer scholarships, financial aid, and Veteran’s benefits available.
Stephanie Alban Kako • email@example.com • 312.261.3733
- Founded: 1886
- Private, non-denominational
- 3 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
- 6 locations: Illinois: Downtown Chicago, Lisle, 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.
- Direct to Success
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:
Bachelor's Degree Program:
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management and Applied Engineering
John Cooper • firstname.lastname@example.org • 708-779-4258
Carolyn Smith • email@example.com