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Our Mission

To provide scientific insights into the challenges of a rapidly-evolving world, by fostering cutting-edge research and delivering a world-class education.

About Us

Understand. Innovate. Succeed.

The College of Science at George Mason University blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains.

While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today’s world. Academic and research programs are housed at both the Fairfax and Science and Technology Campuses and other specialty locations throughout Northern Virginia. Facilities feature the latest in classroom technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories, and ample space for student and faculty interaction and study. 

Just minutes from the nation’s capital, the College of Science is well-positioned to partner with numerous government, academic, and private organizations to investigate unique concepts in research and education. These partnerships enhance students’ educational experiences through internships, cooperative work experiences, and other personalized training options, and capture broader exposure and exclusive opportunities for college research efforts.

A faculty of world-class scientists and educators with exemplary qualifications and progressive experience attracts new research opportunities; recruits highly qualified and motivated students from across the country and abroad; and provides unparalleled insight and expertise toward the development of marketable academic programs. Their outstanding achievements are often acknowledged by a variety of highly reputable national and international agencies and foundations.

K-12 STEM Education and Outreach

While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning, Mason's College of Science provides hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs.

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STEM Accelerator

STEM camps introduce incoming freshmen to campus life, build confidence in math skills, and prepare students for their first year as a Mason STEM student.

STEM Accelerator