Adult Completion Programs

To support its mission of providing accessible higher education for all Virginia residents, George Mason University offers three adult degree completion programs for students who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree.

  • Bachelor of Individualized Studies  Offered through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Provides students with a flexible, interdisciplinary program that can integrate other college-level learning (e.g., military training or professional experiences) into their university course work.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Offered though the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President in conjunction with the 4-VA Consortium.  The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is an undergraduate liberal arts degree program for adult learners. It is designed primarily to deepen student knowledge in an academic area and foster critical thinking, analytic reasoning, and an ability to synthesize information.  The BAS articulates with specialized Applied Associate Science (AAS) degree programs, providing a streamlined path to completion of traditional academic requirements leading to the baccalaureate degree. However, it is not organized in the same way as a traditional baccalaureate degree. Students planning graduate study should consult with an academic advisor prior to undertaking this degree program.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN Pathway)  Offered through the College of Health & Human Services.  Provides an opportunity for students holding a current registered nurse (RN) license to complete a BSN degree in one year after meeting general education and nursing prerequisite requirements. Part time options are also available.

Questions?  Contact Hermione Pickett, Adult Learning Program Coordinator, at 703-993-5287.