George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

George Mason University says, "The Mason Core is comprised of elements important to all students pursuing a liberal arts education that map to the key characteristics of the Mason Graduate...The classes serve as a means of discovery for students, providing a foundation for learning, connecting to potential new areas of interest and building tools for success in whatever field a student pursues." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:22,349
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:46%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$10,952 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$31,598 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because the requirement only applies to select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the qualifying courses for the relevant requirement are world history and Western civilization courses rather than U.S. government or history surveys. A survey course in American government or history is also an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social and Behavioral Science" requirement.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Global Understanding" and "Social and Behavioral Science" requirements.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 06/22/2016


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