Terminated or At-Risk Advising

For students at risk for being terminated from another major at Mason

Two degree options:

1) Integrative Studies, BA/BS,

2) Bachelor of Individualized Studies (for students 25yrs or older) 

Also check out the Center for Academic Advising, Transitions and Retention for other Mason options. 

 2018 SIS Graduates

Integrative Studies, BA & BS

Integrative studies encourages students to take charge of their learning, explore new ideas, work with peers and collaborate with faculty. SIS students seek to make change within their local, regional and global communities. Graduates will enter the workforce able to communicate across disciplines to find ethical, actionable solutions to the world’s challenges.

  • Minimally requires 30 credits of integrative studies coursework, which can include internship, study abroad, volunteer, research and other experiential opportunities.
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  • Courses: Small discussion-based seminars, reading/writing focused
    • Apx 70% during day 10am – 4pm, 20% evening 4:30pm – 10pm, 10% online (growing)
  • Individualized concentration option – can incorporate ~12 credits of previous interdisciplinary coursework into concentration. Explore with an SIS academic advisor.

Examples of Concentrations

~ Students switching from Business or Marketing

 1) Advertising 

2) Leadership & Organizational Development

~ Students switching from IT majors 

1) Information & Society

 

To Schedule an Advising Appointment:

Go to gmu.campus.eab.com (Select “School of Integrative Studies”)

OR call 703-993-1436

 2018 SIS Graduates

Individualized Studies, BIS

The program combines an interdisciplinary academic framework and a writing-intensive, research-based curriculum to provide students with individualized degree plans. The BIS Program offers students intensive support services, course flexibility, and generous transfer credit options.  Students create interdisciplinary concentrations to meet their own educational needs in order to advance in their current employment, to prepare for graduate or professional programs, or to plan a path toward a career change.

Eligibility requirements specific to the BIS Program include:

  • age 25 years or older;
  • prior accumulation of at least 12 semester hours of transferable college credit;
  • a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater in previous higher education coursework.
  • Good fit: Adult students who wish to advance in their current employment, to prepare for graduate or professional programs, or to plan a path toward a career change.

    To Find out More, email BIS@gmu.edu

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