International Year One in Human and Social Development

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Human and Social Development will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at George Mason University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class hours

17-21 hours per week

Class duration

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

20

Award

This Pathway program leads to one of the following degree programs at George Mason University Community Health, BS; Conflict Analysis and Resolution, BA or BS; Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources, BS; Health Administration, BS; Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management, BS; Kinesiology, BS; or Social Work, BSW.

Why George Mason University?

  • Mason is ranked among the highest research universities in the US by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
  • Students will have the chance to explore the internship and recreational opportunities that only Washington, DC can offer.
  • Mason provides a great academic environment where you’ll get to interact with students from 130 countries and all 50 states.
  • Students can choose from one- to three-semester Undergraduate and Graduate Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to Mason provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Dates & fees

January 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 14 January 2020 to Wed 13 May 2020

Mon 18 May 2020 to Fri 7 August 2020

$37,900

Program grid

International Year One in Human and Social Development
Program Length
January 14, 2020
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (before 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 26-29 credit hours apply from Pathway 91-94 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 111 OR STAT 250
Linear Mathematical Modeling OR Introductory Statistics I
3
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
IT 104
Introduction to Computing
3
Total 14
ENGH 122
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II *
3
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
3
EAP 103
Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication *
1
HIST 125
Introduction to World History
3
EAP 104
Language Support for World History *
1
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
PSYC 100 OR CONF 101 OR HEAL 230
Basic Concepts in Psychology OR Conflict and Our World OR Introduction to Health Behavior
3
Total 15
Program Information
Progression Requirements

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Semester 2: 15 credits earned by students beginning in Fall term; 12 credits earned by students beginning in Spring term.

STAT 250: Programs in the areas of community health; health administration; health, fitness and recreation resources; and tourism and events management require STAT 250.

PSYC 100, CONF 101 and HEAL 230: Choice of Social/Behavioral Science fulfillment depends on the specific program of interest. PSYC 100 is recommended for most majors; CONF 101 is recommended for Conflict Analysis and Resolution degrees; HEAL 230 is required for students pursuing Kinesiology. These courses are offered to students beginning in the FALL TERM ONLY.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Community Health-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution-B.A.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Health Administration-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Kinesiology-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Social Work-B.SW.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Tourism and Event Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available

Dates & fees

August 2020 start (2 Semesters)

Mon 17 August 2020 to Wed 16 December 2020

Thu 14 January 2021 to Wed 12 May 2021

*

January 2021 start (2 Semesters)

Tue 12 January 2021 to Wed 12 May 2021

Mon 17 May 2021 to Fri 6 August 2021

*

Program grid

International Year One in Human and Social Development
Program Length
August 17, 2020
January 12, 2021
Entry Requirements
Academic Requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

Language Requirements

TOEFL iBT 60 (13 subscores in reading and listening), IELTS 5.5 (5.5 subscores in reading and listening), PTEA 45+, Password 6.0 in Knowledge and 5.0 in Writing, Completion of Academic English Core and OCS Level 4 or higher, IELA 162 overall (162 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 50 (befpre 7/15/19) or 90 (as of 7/15/19) (IELA required upon arrival).

Degree Program Components

120 credit hour program 26-29 credit hours apply from Pathway 91-94 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 111 OR STAT 250
Linear Mathematical Modeling OR Introductory Statistics I
3
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
IT 104
Introduction to Computing
3
Total 14
ENGH 122
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II *
3
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
3
EAP 101
Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication *
1
HIST 125
Introduction to World History
3
EAP 104
Language Support for World History *
1
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
PSYC 100 OR CONF 101 OR HEAL 230
Basic Concepts in Psychology OR Conflict and Our World OR Introduction to Health Behavior
3
Total 15
Program Information
Progression Requirements

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Progression requirements for some majors may vary. See below for full details.

Notes

Semester 2: 15 credits earned by students beginning in Fall term; 12 credits earned by students beginning in Spring term.

STAT 250: Programs in the areas of community health; health administration; health, fitness and recreation resources; and tourism and events management require STAT 250.

PSYC 100, CONF 101 and HEAL 230: Choice of Social/Behavioral Science fulfillment depends on the specific program of interest. PSYC 100 is recommended for most majors; CONF 101 is recommended for Conflict Analysis and Resolution degrees; HEAL 230 is required for students pursuing Kinesiology. These courses are offered to students beginning in the FALL TERM ONLY.

* These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

Progression

Community Health-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution-B.A.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Conflict Analysis and Resolution-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Health Administration-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Kinesiology-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Social Work-B.SW.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Tourism and Event Management-B.S.

C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA. C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available