Other Concentrations

Individualized Concentration

An individualized concentration is the equivalent of a major in a traditional degree program. The coursework for the individualized concentration consists of traditional courses from multiple departments, learning communities, independent study, and experiential learning chosen with guidance from an academic advisor. Where applicable, courses applied to a concentration can also be used to fulfill the credits required in learning communities or experiential learning. Students must present a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses applied to the concentration.

Interested in pursuing an individualized concentration? In the following video, one of our students shares their experience.

Individualized Concentration with Najeeba Gootee.


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities