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Mason Opportunities

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Each year, thousands of students successfully transfer from NOVA to George Mason University. NOVA works closely with Mason to offer students a seamless transfer process.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) offers adult learners who earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at NOVA to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the following concentrations:

  • Applied Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Conservation Studies
  • Cyber Security (completely online!)*
  • Defense Information Systems Technology (DIST – completely online!)
  • Health, Wellness, and Social Services (hybrid and fully online tracks available)
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Legal Studies
  • Technology and Innovation (completely online!)

*The concentration in Cyber Security is a collaboration with NOVA.

Bachelor of Individualized Studies Program

The bachelor of individualized study (BIS) may be for you. The BIS program offers you a distinctive opportunity to complete your degree. BIS has a flexible curriculum: As a BIS student you create an interdisciplinary concentration to meet your own educational needs.

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program

The Pathway Program is a group of education institutions in Northern Virginia -- K-12 public schools, Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University -- that provide a network of support for the students in the program. The program's goal is to improve college access and success for underrepresented students in higher education living in Northern Virginia. Admission to the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program is selective and open to high school seniors at participating public high schools in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

A college course designed to produce students with the necessary skills and leadership training to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.