Minor in Well-Being

Faculty: Fuertes, Guenther, Lynch, Studd, Thurston (director)

The School of Integrative Studies' interdisciplinary minor in well-being provides students with a well-grounded understanding of the nature of human consciousness, including both the historical foundations and modern research findings. Through the required coursework, students develop an ability to implement personal practices that foster deeper self-awareness, the regulation of stress factors in his or her life, and an emerging sense of meaning for his or her life. Students will learn to creatively and effectively apply principles from the exploration of consciousness and transformation to his or her own field of study.


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


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