MESA is a program designed to enhance the educational experience of students pursuing degrees in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Its primary goal is to provide academic support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds throughout their educational journey, enabling them to excel in math and science and ultimately obtain four-year degrees in STEM fields.

By participating in the MESA Program, students can achieve the following:

  • Develop collaborative work skills in their chosen field of study and demonstrate effective study skills to master the material.
  • Identify long-term support systems, including faculty, on-campus resources, professional organizations, and potential employers.
  • Explore and enact an educational plan outlining the requirements for transferring to and completing a degree at a four-year institution.
  • Build a resume to secure internships for professional development in preparation for future employment.
  • Demonstrate the confidence necessary to successfully navigate the academic process at their transfer institution.


MESA offers a wide range of services, both within and outside the curriculum, encompassing physical sciences, life sciences, computer science, and engineering degree fields. The program provides support through various means, such as:

  •  Academic Excellence Workshops
  • MESA Student Study Center
  • Textbook and Equipment Loans
  • Career Advising
  • Internships and Job Information
  • Assistance with transferring to four-year institutions
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
  • Field Trips to Universities, Industry Sites, and Special Events


  1. Are you required to take calculus as part of your course work for your planned degree?
  2. Do you intend to transfer?
  3. Are you receiving Financial Aid?
  4. My parents do not have a college degree.

If you answered yes to all of these questions above you may qualify.