International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Humanities and Social Sciences 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 duration

17-21 hours per week

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 20

Award

This leads to a bachelor's program at George Mason University.

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.
Start Dates January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: 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 155 overall (145 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

January 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 18 January 2022 - Wed 11 May 2022
Mon 23 May 2022 - Fri 5 August 2022


Degree program components

120 credit hour program
28-34 credit hours apply from Pathway
82-86 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

INYO 105

American Cultures

3 Credits

MATH 113

Analytic Geometry and Calculus l

4 Credits

ENGH 121

Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I

3 Credits

CHEM 211 AND CHEM 213 AND EAP 114 OR EVPP 110

General Chemistry AND General Chemistry Laboratory I AND Language Support for General Chemistry OR The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science l

4-5 Credits

EAP 102

Language Support for American Cultures

1 Credits

INYO 100

Transition INTO Mason I

1 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

MATH 072

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

4 Credits

ENGH 122

Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II

3 Credits

COMM 101

Fundamentals of Communication

3 Credits

GEOL 101 AND EAP 115

Introductory Geology l AND Language Support for Introductory Geology

5 Credits

EAP 103

Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication

1 Credits

INYO 101

Transition INTO Mason II

1 Credits

PHYS 160 AND PHYS 161 AND EAP 113

University Physics l AND University Physics l Lab AND Language Support for University Physics OR

5 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Anthropology-B.A.

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

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


Art History-B.A.

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

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


Communication-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.S.

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

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


Economics-B.A.

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

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


Economics-B.S.

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

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


English-B.A.

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

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


Environmental and Sustainability Studies-B.A.

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

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


Foreign Languages-B.A.

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

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


Global Affairs-B.A.

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

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


Government and International Politics-B.A.

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

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


History-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.S.

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

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


Music-B.A.

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

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


Music-B.M.

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

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


Philosophy-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.S.

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

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


Public Administration-B.S.

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

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


Religious Studies-B.A.

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

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


Russian and Eurasian Studies-B.A.

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

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


Sociology-B.A.

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

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


Start Dates August January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: 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 155 overall (145 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 15 August 2022 - Wed 14 December 2022
Thu 12 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 10 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023
Mon 15 May 2023 - Fri 4 August 2023


Degree program components

120 credit hour program
28-34 credit hours apply from Pathway
82-86 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

INYO 105

American Cultures

3 Credits

MATH 113

Analytic Geometry and Calculus l

4 Credits

ENGH 121

Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I

3 Credits

CHEM 211 AND CHEM 213 AND EAP 114 OR EVPP 110

General Chemistry AND General Chemistry Laboratory I AND Language Support for General Chemistry OR The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science l

4-5 Credits

EAP 102

Language Support for American Cultures

1 Credits

INYO 100

Transition INTO Mason I

1 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

MATH 072

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

4 Credits

ENGH 122

Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II

3 Credits

COMM 101

Fundamentals of Communication

3 Credits

GEOL 101 AND EAP 115

Introductory Geology l AND Language Support for Introductory Geology

5 Credits

EAP 103

Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication

1 Credits

INYO 101

Transition INTO Mason II

1 Credits

PHYS 160 AND PHYS 161 AND EAP 113

University Physics l AND University Physics l Lab AND Language Support for University Physics OR

5 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Anthropology-B.A.

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

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


Art History-B.A.

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

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


Communication-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.S.

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

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


Economics-B.A.

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

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


Economics-B.S.

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

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


English-B.A.

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

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


Environmental and Sustainability Studies-B.A.

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

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


Foreign Languages-B.A.

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

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


Global Affairs-B.A.

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

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


Government and International Politics-B.A.

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

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


History-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.S.

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

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


Music-B.A.

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

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


Music-B.M.

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

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


Philosophy-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.S.

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

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


Public Administration-B.S.

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

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


Religious Studies-B.A.

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

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


Russian and Eurasian Studies-B.A.

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

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


Sociology-B.A.

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

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


Start Dates August January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

High school diploma; 2.3 minimum GPA equivalent.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: 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 155 overall (145 subscores in reading and listening), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 14 August 2023 - Wed 13 December 2023
Thu 11 January 2024 - Wed 8 May 2024


January 2024 start
(2 Semesters)

Tue 9 January 2024 - Wed 8 May 2024
Mon 13 May 2024 - Fri 2 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Anthropology-B.A.

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

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


Art History-B.A.

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

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


Communication-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.A.

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

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


Criminology, Law and Society-B.S.

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

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


Economics-B.A.

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

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


Economics-B.S.

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

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


English-B.A.

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

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


Environmental and Sustainability Studies-B.A.

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

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


Foreign Languages-B.A.

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

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


Global Affairs-B.A.

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

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


Government and International Politics-B.A.

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

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


History-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.A.

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

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


Integrative Studies-B.S.

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

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


Music-B.A.

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

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


Music-B.M.

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

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


Philosophy-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.A.

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

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


Psychology-B.S.

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

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


Public Administration-B.S.

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

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


Religious Studies-B.A.

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

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


Russian and Eurasian Studies-B.A.

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

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


Sociology-B.A.

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

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