Degrees and Programs


If you are undecided about a major, it may be because

  • You want to pursue a field of study that will prepare you for a career that will not only give you financial stability but also provide personal fulfillment.
  • You haven’t completely evaluated your own potential or interests.
  • You think you know what major you want but are hesitant to pursue it because you are uncertain about career opportunities or your academic abilities at the college level.
  • You are not familiar with the many fields of study and the various areas where a given field can be pursued.

Benedictine University at Mesa can help you

At Benedictine, you will find a variety of opportunities to broaden your view of life, yourself and the world of work that will influence the direction you decide to take in your academic study and career. Some of your broadening will occur as you speak with your instructors, seek the views of other students and engage in liberal education studies. Some of it will depend on your willingness to participate in community programs, extracurricular activities, seminars and student clubs. These experiences will provide you with a better vantage point to view life and yourself.

All new freshmen will work closely with Benedictine University at Mesa staff and faculty who will help you prepare your academic course schedules, assess your academic progress, adjust to college life and discuss selection of your major and career-related issues.

What courses should I take while undecided?

Undecided students are advised to take “general education” courses that are required for all majors. You should also take some courses in a field of interest during this time. Students who are having a difficult time narrowing down several interests may want to double major in two different areas. Depending on the combination and with the right planning and preparation, some students can complete two majors in no more than four years. Double majors are perceived well by potential employers and allow students to stand out from other candidates.

How long can I remain undecided?

You should choose a major by the end of your sophomore year. Transfer students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree should have an idea about major choice within their first semester at Benedictine University at Mesa. Students are advised to enroll in one or more introductory or exploratory courses in a major while undecided to help with their decision. Declaration of a major or a change of major after that time may require additional semesters of study and/or summer school.

Career information programs

Various presentations are offered throughout the year to encourage students to explore the nature of different careers and to give them an opportunity for group discussion.

Benedictine University E-books

There are a number of publications related to career choice and success on Benedictine University’s Library website at

AlumNet - Alumni career resource network

A number of Benedictine graduates volunteer their time to serve in a network of professionals whom you may contact for first-hand career information.

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Upcoming Events

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa
Mesa Branch Campus
6:00 PM
Event Details

M.B.A. Online Information Session Mesa

Date: February 20

Time: 6:00 PM

Campus: Mesa,Region - Arizona

Location: Online - RSVP for Instructions

Contact: Amy Drew

Freshman Fridays
Mesa Branch Campus
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Details

Freshman Fridays

Date: February 23

Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Campus: Mesa

Location: Benedictine University Mesa

Contact: Alan Daniels    (602) 888-5504

Event Description:

Experience BenU Mesa First-Hand.

Chat with a faculty member for your major. Get a financial aid assessment tailored to your needs. Meet other students. Check out beautiful downtown Mesa. 

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.

What to expect during your visit:

  • A campus tour given by one of our current students
  • The opportunity to meet the faculty and Student Life staff who help to make the BenU Mesa experience unique
  • An individual meeting with your Admissions Counselor to discuss your goals and plans, including:
    • Your college major and developing your future career
    • Financial aid and scholarships available to you
    • Student activities and athletics to pursue your interests
    • Campus ministry and service work at BenU Mesa

Click here to schedule your visit!

Masters of Tomorrow Exhibition
Mesa Branch Campus
Event Details

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
Event Details

Last day to withdraw from Online Session 3 classes

Date: February 25

Time: All Day

Campus: Mesa

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