International Year One in Science

Introduction

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.

Fast facts

Class hours

17-21 hours per week

Class duration

9-13 hours per week

Maximum class size for English language teaching

20

Award

This Pathway program leads to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geography, Medical Laboratory Science, Physics Bachelor of Arts in Computational and Data Science, or Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

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 Science
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 28-34 credit hours apply from Pathway 86-92 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 113
Analytic Geometry and Calculus l
4
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
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
Total 16-17
ENGH 122
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II *
3
COMM 101
Fundamentals of Communication
3
EAP 100
Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication *
1
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
MATH 114
Analytic Geometry and Calculus ll
4
PHYS 160 AND PHYS 161 AND EAP 113 OR GEOL 101 AND EAP 115
University Physics l AND University Physics l Lab AND Language Support for University Physics OR Introductory Geology l AND Language Support for Introductory Geology
0-5
Total 12-17
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

Math Placement will be determined by a placement test administered during orientation. Students who do not place into MATH 113 will need to take an additional semester in International Year One before progressing.

"EVPP 110: This course should be substituted for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

PHYS 160: Students pursuing degrees in Geology or Earth Science may substitute GEOL 101, Introductory Geology I, for 4 credits for PHYS 160/161.

PHYS 160, PHYS 161, EAP 113, GEOL 101, EAP 115: Offered to students beginning Fall term only

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

Progression

Astronomy-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.

Biology-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.

Biology-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.

Chemistry-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.

Chemistry-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.

Computational and Data Sciences-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.

Earth Science-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.

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.

Environmental Science-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.

Forensic Science-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.

Geography-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.

Geography-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.

Geology-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.

Mathematics-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.

Mathematics-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.

Medical Laboratory Science-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.

Neuroscience-B.S.

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

2.5 cumulative Mason GPA.

Physics-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 Science
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 28-34 credit hours apply from Pathway 86-92 credit hours remaining toward degree

ENGH 121
Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I *
3
MATH 113
Analytic Geometry and Calculus l
4
INYO 105
American Cultures *
3
EAP 102
Language Support for American Cultures *
1
INYO 100
Transition INTO Mason I *
1
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
Total 16-17
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
INYO 101
Transition INTO Mason II *
1
MATH 114
Analytic Geometry and Calculus ll
4
PHYS 160 AND PHYS 161 AND EAP 113 OR GEOL 101 AND EAP 115
University Physics l AND University Physics l Lab AND Language Support for University Physics OR Introductory Geology l AND Language Support for Introductory Geology
0-5
Total 12-17
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

Math Placement will be determined by a placement test administered during orientation. Students who do not place into MATH 113 will need to take an additional semester in International Year One before progressing.

EVPP 110: This course should be substituted for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

PHYS 160: Students pursuing degrees in Geology or Earth Science may substitute GEOL 101, Introductory Geology I, for 4 credits for PHYS 160/161.

PHYS 160, PHYS 161, EAP 113, GEOL 101, EAP 115: Offered to students beginning Fall term only

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

Progression

Astronomy-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.

Biology-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.

Biology-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.

Chemistry-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.

Chemistry-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.

Computational and Data Sciences-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.

Earth Science-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.

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.

Environmental Science-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.

Forensic Science-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.

Geography-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.

Geography-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.

Geology-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.

Mathematics-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.

Mathematics-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.

Medical Laboratory Science-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.

Neuroscience-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.

Physics-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