Mason Core

George Mason University’s Mason Core general education program ensures that students obtain a solid base of critical thinking skills on which to build the more specific knowledge of their major programs.   The general education program includes four required components: foundation requirements in oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning and information technology; core distributional requirements in literature, arts, natural sciences, western civilization, global understanding, and the social and behavioral sciences; a synthesis course; and a writing-intensive course in the major field.

The program is overseen by a University Standing Committee of thirteen faculty members, and provides discipline-specific resources for faculty to develop new courses that will fulfill general education requirements.

Questions?  Please contact Krista Shires, Staff Assistant, Undergraduate Education: 703-993-5941.