Welcome to the College of Science
The college offers 19 undergraduate degrees, 27 graduate degrees, 11 minors, 3 undergraduate certificates, and 13 graduate certificates. The college also offers 25 bachelor's/accelerated master's programs, allowing students to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in a shorter amount of time.
Understand. Innovate. Succeed.
The College of Science at George Mason University blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains.
While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world. Academic and research programs are housed at both the Fairfax and Science and Technology Campuses and other specialty locations throughout Northern Virginia. Facilities feature the latest in classroom technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories, and ample space for student and faculty interaction and study.
The College of Science fuels George Mason University’s spirit of innovation.
With cutting-edge research, world-renowned faculty, and a highly diverse student body, Mason offers an unmatched environment to cultivate scientific curiosity and learning.
Why science at Mason?
The College of Science at George Mason University blends traditional science education with sought-after programs to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains.
- Molecular medicine
- Climate dynamics
- Planetary science
- Forensic science
- Environmental studies
- Geo-information science
- Data science and scientific analysis
While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world.
The College of Science offers you opportunities for internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. Our research centers, science labs, and location close to the nation’s capital allow our students to explore more with internships and careers right outside our doors.
This broad regional presence, combined with strategic national and international connections, reinforces the college’s mission to provide world-class scientific leadership in a wide variety of areas important to modern society.
Just minutes from the nation's capital
Just minutes from the nation’s capital, the College of Science is well-positioned to partner with numerous governments, academic, and private organizations to investigate unique concepts in research and education. These partnerships enhance students’ educational experiences through internships, cooperative work experiences, and other personalized training options, and capture broader exposure and exclusive opportunities for college research efforts.
A faculty of world-class scientists and educators with exemplary qualifications and progressive experience attract new research opportunities; recruits highly qualified and motivated students from across the country and abroad; and provides unparalleled insight and expertise toward the development of marketable academic programs. Their outstanding achievements are often acknowledged by a variety of highly reputable national and international agencies and foundations.
- Medical proteomics, biomedical research, and personalized medicine
- Climate science, atmospheric processes, and earth observation
- Conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and aquatic ecology
- Simulation, modeling, and data sciences
- Geospatial intelligence and geo-information science
- Astrophysics and planetary science