Why study Psychology at BenU Mesa?

Students who major in Psychology at Benedictine study the behavior of individuals, groups, society and organizations, and learn both the theories of psychologists and how the theories are applied in real situations. They learn what motivates people and acquire the skills to work with people effectively in a range of careers in health, public affairs, administrative support, business, sales and the service industry. The Psychology program at BenU Mesa will teach you how to produce original ideas, speak persuasively, write effectively and work in a group setting. Our students have gone on to have successful careers as case managers, case workers, therapists and teachers. 


Understand the Human Mind & Behavior

At Benedictine University Mesa, Psychology majors will learn to understand and work with diverse people in a variety of workplace settings. They will acquire transferable skills in communication and writing. 

Original Research with a Senior Thesis

All students create a senior thesis where they select a topic of their choice, collect data, and present their findings. In doing so, students learn how to produce original ideas and are gain skills relevant to the work place.

Gain Experience Through Internships

Psychology majors have a variety of internship opportunities right here in downtown Mesa. BenU Mesa students have interned with the Mesa United Way 12 Books program, at the Sojourner Center for domestic violence, and at the DES Childcare Services. 

Sample Courses

•  PSYC 2200: Childhood and Adolescence
•  PSYC 3300: Abnormal Psychology
•  PSCY 3318: Physiological Psychology
•  PSYC 2204: Survey of Exceptional Children
•  PSYC 3302: Psychotherapy
•  PSYC 3320: Organizational Behavior 

Benedictine is in CO+HOOTS

The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas. Learn more and apply at www.ben.edu/mesa/cohoots

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