International Year One in Science

Overview

International Year One in Science 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.

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 all subscores), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 all subscores), PTEA 45, IELA 155 (145 all subscores), Duolingo 90, TOEFL Essentials 6.5 (6.0 all subscores), or Completion of AE Core and OCS Level 4 or higher.

Dates & Fees


August 2023 start
(2 Semesters)
Mon 21 August 2023 - Wed 15 May 2024

January 2024 start
(2 Semesters)
Tue 16 January 2024 - Fri 2 August 2024

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

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

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

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

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

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

Computational and Data Sciences-B.S.
2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.
C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Earth Science-B.S.
2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.
C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Environmental Science-B.S.
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.
2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.
C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

Forensic Science-B.S.
2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.
C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Laboratory Science-B.S.
2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.
C or better in all courses. No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted.

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

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