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Discover the opportunities to maximize your Mason experience

As a student in the College of Science you are positioned to benefit from internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. Our research centers, science labs, and location close to the nation’s capital allow our students to explore more with internships and careers right outside our doors.

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2022-2023 New Student Guide

Questions about Mason? Read this helpful guide prior to your arrival to the #MasonNation community.  

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Fall 2022 New Courses and Special Topic Offerings

Want to understand emerging fields like planetary health, paleoclimatology, or quantum computing? Or would you rather explore the Gateway to a Medical Career or take a seminar series to quickly expand the knowledge of your field?  

Consider taking one or more of the 20+ exciting new and special topics courses in Fall 2022. 

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Student Spotlights

The College of Science features extraordinary students who conduct innovative research and make remarkable achievements.

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Get the support you need while at Mason

The Office of Undergraduate Student and Academic Affairs

In need of academic or advising assistance? The Office of Undergraduate Student and Academic Affairs supports the development of undergraduates in the college by serving as a resource for students, staff, and faculty on all things related to student and academic affairs. The office works jointly with other members of the university to make certain a positive and fulfilling learning and collaborative environment is present within the college and at the university. Access important policies, forms, and advising information here

STEM Accelerator Program

The STEM accelerator program focuses on the success of undergraduate students and provides opportunities for internships and scholarships as well as camps and other learning opportunities for science students during their time at Mason. 

Mason Student Services Center

The Mason Student Services Center (MSSC) on the ground floor in SUB 1 is the first stop for any questions related to: Registration and Academic Records; Enrollment; Financial Aid; or Billing and Student Accounts. The MSSC serves all students at Mason: undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree. Services are also provided via email and later this fall, through a central phone line/phone banking system to support students learning across Mason’s locations and modalities. 

Graduate Student Resources

The Graduate Student Life website hosts information dedicated to supporting the success of Mason graduate students. Find out everything you need to know from housing and dining, to upcoming events and professional development opportunities. 

Students in any doctorate program should review the PhD Student/Faculty Handbook. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. For all matters relating to equity, diversity, access, respect and inclusiveness, visit the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics. 

Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of free and confidential services to enrolled students. CAPS offers crisis, counseling, and psychiatric services virtually, and limited services in person. Their individual and group counseling, workshops, and community education programs are designed to enhance students’ personal experience and academic performance.

Learning Services

Learning Services, located in SUB I, Suite 3600,  provides a variety of free, experience-based learning opportunities for the Mason Community through one-on-one academic coaching, academic success workshops, and online resources.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide consulting services and deliver workshops. The center works with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. 

Mason campuses are mask optional

The current low level of COVID-19 cases means, with some exceptions, wearing a face covering is your choice. Mason is now also COVID test-optional, with some exceptions. 

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