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SUMMARY OF UNIVERSITY-WIDE
GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER EQUIVALENTS

***HIGHLIGHTED FOR ENGINEERING PROGRAMS***

(FALL 2001)

Footnotes VCCS/NOVA Courses Application to Mason's General Education Requirements
1
ENG 111, 112 ENGL 101 (Written Communication)
2
SPD 105, 110 COMM 100, 101, 104 (Oral Communication)
3
CIS 151, 117 or 110 IT 103 (Info Tech Req't)
4
MTH 151, 152, 162, 183, 181, 173,
286, 241&242
IT 250, MATH 106, 108, 110, 111, 113, 125,
250 (Quant Reas.)
5
ENG 230, 232, 235, 237, 241, 247, 245-47, 251-57, 265-68, 271-73, 275-77, 279; GER 221, 231 CLAS 250; ENGL 201 (Literature Req't)
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ART 100, 111& 112, 112& 113, 131, 121, 241,231; PED 160, 163; MUS 101, 102, 121, 122; THR 101, SPD 131 ARTH 101,200,201;AVT 104,222,232,262, 272:DANC 125,131,161;MUSI 100,101;
THR 101,210,230 (Fine Arts Req't)
7
Any U. S. History HIST 120 (U.S. History)
8
Any European History course HIST 100 (Western Civilization)
9
SOC 212, 211; ECO 120, 202,201; GEO 210; PLS 110; PSY 201&202, 231&232, 216; SOC 201, 202 ANTH 114, 135; ECON 100, 103, 104; GEOG 103; GOVT 103; PSYC 100, 211, 231; SOC 101 (Social & Behav. Science)
10
GEO 220; PLS241; HIS112, 253, 254, 203, 204, 231, 232, 251, 252, 241, 242, 256; PHIl 231&232, 232&233 GEOG 101; GOVT132; HIST 130, 251, 252, 261, 262, 204, 231, 232, 251, 252, 241, 242, 256; RELI 211, 212(Global Understanding)
11
GEO 205 GEOG 102 (Non-Lab Science)
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BIO 101&102;CHEM 101&102, 102&103, 111,113; GOL 105,106;
PHY 101&102, 231, 232, 241, 242, 243
BIOL 103&104; CHEM 103&104, 211&212; GEOL 101&102; PHYS 103&104, 160, 260&261, 262&263 (Lab Nat. Science)


FOOTNOTES

  1. Required: 6 credits: 3 lower, 3 upper) ENGL 100 or 101, and ENGL 302, approved writing-intensive course in major, and increased emphasis on reading and writing in appropriate General Education courses.
  2. Required: (3 credits) One approved course; increased emphasis on oral communication in appropriate General Education courses. COMM 100 is required for all engineering programs.
  3. Required: Satisfactory scores on a test of skills plus passing a one-credit course in IT ethics and law; or by passing one approved three-credit course to meet all IT requirements including ethics.
  4. Required: (3 credits) MATH 106 (MTH 151) or if the student has achieved an appropriate placement score on quantitative skills, one of the following:  MTH 162,182,181,173 or 273, 286 or 146. (Students are assumed to have achieved satisfactory completion of the high school math required for admission.) MTH 173 (Calculus I, MATH 113) is required for all engineering programs.
  5. Required: one approved course.
  6. Required: one approved course. Not required for all engineering programs.
  7. Requirement for HIST 120 (U.S. History) met by any college level history course in American History.
  8. Requirement for HIST 100 (Western Civilization) met by any college level course in European History.
  9. Required: one approved course. ECON 103 is required for engineering programs.
  10. Required: one approved course.  All courses in this category will involve the study of both international institutions and cultural values as they are related to global affairs.
  11. Required: Two approved science courses; a course offering an overview of the principles of physics, chemistry and life sciences will be one of the two courses required of some students.  At least one course will have a laboratory experience. PHYS 160, 260 and 261 are required for all engineering programs. The College of Arts and Sciences requires 8 credit hours of a sequential lab science.
  12. See above footnote.

COMMENTS

Note 1:
Note that each degree program and College has its own General Education requirements.  Please consult the Mason catalog or the individual transfer information sheets for specifics.
Note 2:
When a student transfers into Mason with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.and S. degree from a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) institution (i.e. NOVA), they will be given credit for meeting all of the lower-level General Education requirements. See your GMU advisor immediately for details and clarifications.

While other VCCS courses may also qualify for some of the categories above, we have included those that are most often available. We strongly recommend that you work closely with your VCCS Counselor or George Mason Faculty Advisor to assure the most appropriate choices for your major.

Last Updated: 5/16/01