Degrees and Programs

Computer Science
Computer Science

Why study computer science at Benedictine?

You can develop a strong foundation in computer science coupled with an understanding of its application to mathematics, science or business through a core of eight required courses. You will also choose electives that allow you to concentrate on the basic study of the theory and applications of computers, scientific and technical applications, or applications for the business programmer or systems analyst. A team-oriented, software engineering project caps off your program.

You will build a solid foundation in problem-solving, algorithm development, data structures, programming and computer organization, as well as strong oral and written communication skills vital to your career. In addition to the University’s general education requirements, which develop the liberal education of all students, you will complete at least 39 semester credit hours in computer science, two semesters of computational courses and one semester of discrete mathematics.

What careers are available with a degree in Computer Science?

Your knowledge of computer technology and its applications will make a career in government, business, industry and education available. Application software development, software engineer, systems software development, network administration, database management and consulting are just a few of your possible employment opportunities. Benedictine Computer Science graduates have a proven record of success. Many of our graduates select to pursue a master’s degree in computer science.

How do you gain experience in computer science?

You can acquire valuable experiences off campus through part-time jobs and internships at local companies. Recent graduates have obtained their first job at their internship site. Elective courses can be used to complete a minor or second major in accounting, business or one of the social sciences. Courses in accounting and managerial finance are also recommended to add to your business knowledge.

Elective Offerings in Computer Science

  • Operating Systems
  • Advanced Web Application Development
  • Selected Topics
  • Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Theory of Programming Languages
  • Formal Languages and Automata
  • Computer Networks and Data Communications
  • Operating Systems Practicum
  • Database Management Systems Practicum
  • Computer Networks Practicum
  • Programming Languages Practicum
  • Numerical Analysis Practicum

You may choose a minor in Computer Science by taking a minimum of 21 semester credit hours.

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M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
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M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

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Freshman Fridays
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

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Every Friday, we make time to meet with students like you who are preparing for their college experience. Schedule your visit today and find out more about what makes BenU Mesa a place where you can grow as a person while you prepare to lead in your career.

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Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
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Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition

Date: February 24

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Michael Tole    (480) 878-6708

Event Description:


  • To give young Arizona artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public.
  • To help make a college education affordable for young Arizona artists.

Why Apply?

  • Exhibit your artwork in a selective professionally juried show.
  • Win a scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.
  • Gain prestige by having you work added to the permanent collection of a major university museum.

Three jurors will select a maximum of 100 works for the Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition at Benedictine University Mesa. From those 100 finalists, jurors will then select the prize winners.


All high school and community college students who currently reside in Arizona.


  • High School -- Fine Art & Graphic Design
  • Community College -- Fine Art & Graphic Design


Each student may submit up to three original works of art in any media. Specify art or design.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight, Feb. 3, 2018
  • Finalists Announced: Feb. 9, 2018
  • Deliver Artwork: Feb. 16-17, 2018
  • Opening Reception: 3-5pm, Feb. 24, 2018
  • Exhibition: Feb. 24 - March 9, 2018
  • Pick-Up Artwork: 8-5pm, March 9-10


Best Fine Art Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

Best Graphic Design Work: 50% tuition scholarship to Benedictine University Mesa.

2nd Prize, High School: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

2nd Prize, Community College: $500 cash prize, and artwork will be accepted into the permanent collection of the Benedictine University Art Museum.

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes
Mesa Branch Campus
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Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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