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 hours

17-21 hours per week

Class duration

17-21 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

20

Award

Leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Art History, Communication, English, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Foreign Languages, Global Affairs, Government and International Politics, History, Latin American Studies, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Sociology; Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society; Economics; Integrative Studies; Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science in Public Administration.

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 Humanities and Social Sciences
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 27-31 credit hours apply from Pathway 89-93 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 111
Linear Mathematical Modeling
3
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
3
EAP 100
Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
MUSI 221
Applied Music I (Music majors only)
0-1
Total 15-16
ENGH 122
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II *
3
INYO 106
Introduction to Research Methods for International Students *
3
General Education Course Selected with Advisor Approval
0-3
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
HIST 125
Introduction to World History
3
EAP 104
Language Support for World History *
1
MUSI 221
Applied Music I (Music majors only)
0-1
Total 11-15
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

15 credits earned by students beginning in Fall Term. 12 credits earned by students beginning in Spring Term.

MUSI 221: Music students may choose to take MUSI 221 (for music minors), MUSI 485: Small Ensemble or MUSI 38X: Large Ensemble for 1 credit. Students majoring in music may instead choose to take MUSI 241: Applied Music Instruction (for music majors) for 2 credits.

Gedneral Education Course: These course options 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

Anthropology-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.

Art History-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.

Communication-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.

Criminology, Law and Society-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.

Criminology, Law and Society-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.

Economics-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.

Economics-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.

English-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.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies-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.

Foreign Languages-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.

Global Affairs-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.

Government and International Politics-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.

History-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.

Integrative Studies-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.

Integrative Studies-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.

Music-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.

Music-B.M.

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.

Philosophy-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.

Psychology-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.

Psychology-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.

Public 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.

Religious Studies-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.

Russian and Eurasian Studies-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.

Sociology-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.

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 Humanities and Social Sciences
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 26-31 credit hours apply from Pathway 89-94 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 111
Linear Mathematical Modeling
3
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
3
EAP 101
Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
MUSI 221
Applied Music I (Music majors only)
0-1
Total 15-16
ENGH 122
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II *
3
INYO 106
Introduction to Research Methods for International Students *
3
General Education Course Selected with Advisor Approval
0-3
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
HIST 125
Introduction to World History
3
EAP 104
Language Support for World History *
1
MUSI 221
Applied Music I (Music majors only)
0-1
Total 11-15
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

15 credits earned by students beginning in Fall Term. 12 credits earned by students beginning in Spring Term.

MUSI 221: Music students may choose to take MUSI 221 (for music minors), MUSI 485: Small Ensemble or MUSI 38X: Large Ensemble for 1 credit. Students majoring in music may instead choose to take MUSI 241: Applied Music Instruction (for music majors) for 2 credits.

Gedneral Education Course: These course options 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

Anthropology-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.

Art History-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.

Communication-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.

Criminology, Law and Society-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.

Criminology, Law and Society-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.

Economics-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.

Economics-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.

English-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.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies-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.

Foreign Languages-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.

Global Affairs-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.

Government and International Politics-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.

History-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.

Integrative Studies-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.

Integrative Studies-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.

Music-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.

Music-B.M.

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.

Philosophy-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.

Psychology-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.

Psychology-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.

Public 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.

Religious Studies-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.

Russian and Eurasian Studies-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.

Sociology-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.

P = Placement option available A = Study abroad option available