Minors at Mason

Thinking about adding a minor? With careful planning, most students have room for a minor. A minor can help to fulfill a student’s secondary interest, enhance a student’s major or help with career preparation.

Policies that apply to all minors:

  • Minors require between 15 and 21 credits of study.
  • At least 8 credits of the minor must be applied only to that minor and may not be used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major, concentration, an undergraduate certificate, or another minor.
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the coursework applied to a minor.
  • At least 6 credits of the minor must be completed at Mason.

Minors Offered:

George Mason University has over one hundred minors from which to choose. Below is a list of minors that are offered. Click on the minor to find requirements and additional information on that minor.

MinorSchool
African and African American StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Aging StudiesCollege of Health and Human Services
American GovernmentSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Ancient Mediterranean Art and ArchaeologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
AnthropologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Applied Behavior AnalysisCollege of Education and Human Development
ArabicCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Art HistoryCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Art and Visual TechnologyCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Arts ManagementCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asian StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assistive TechnologyCollege of Education and Human Development
AstronomyCollege of Science
Atmospheric ScienceCollege of Science
Aviation Flight Training and ManagementVolgenau School of Engineering
BioinformaticsCollege of Science
BiologyCollege of Science
BusinessSchool of Business
ChemistryCollege of Science
Childhood StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
ChineseCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Classical StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Clinical Exercise and Movement ScienceCollege of Health and Human Services
CoachingCollege of Education and Human Development
CommunicationCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Computational and Data SciencesCollege of Science
Computer Game DesignCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Computer ScienceVolgenau School of Engineering
Conflict Analysis & ResolutionThe School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Consciousness and TransformationCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Conservation BiologyCollege of Science
Conservation StudiesCollege of Science
Criminology, Law and SocietyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dance AppreciationCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Data AnalysisVolgenau School of Engineering
Early Childhood Education for Diverse LearnersCollege of Education and Human Development
Earth ScienceCollege of Science
Economic Systems DesignCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
EconomicsCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Education StudiesCollege of Education and Human Development
EnglishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Entrepreneurship PracticeSchool of Business
Entrepreneurship StudiesSchool of Business
Environmental EngineeringCollege of Science
Environmental PolicyCollege of Science
Environmental ScienceCollege of Science
EthnomusicologyCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Event Technical ProductionCollege of Education and Human Development
Film and Media StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Folklore and MythologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Forensic ScienceCollege of Science
FrenchCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Geographic Information SystemsCollege of Science
GeographyCollege of Science
GeologyCollege of Science
GermanCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Global AffairsCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Global SystemsSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Graphic DesignCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Health and Social PolicyCollege of Health and Human Services
Health CommunicationCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Health Information TechnologyCollege of Health and Human Services
Health PromotionCollege of Education and Human Development
HistoryCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Human Development & Family ScienceCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Immigration StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Industrial/Organizational PsychologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Information TechnologyVolgenau School of Engineering
Intelligence AnalysisCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
International BusinessSchool of Business
International/Comparative StudiesSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
International SecuritySchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Islamic StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Italian StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Japanese StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jazz StudiesCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
JournalismCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Judaic StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
KinesiologyCollege of Education and Human Development
LatinCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Latin American StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
LeadershipCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Legal StudiesSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
LinguisticsCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Math for School of Business StudentsCollege of Science
MathematicsCollege of Science
Mechanical EngineeringVolgenau School of Engineering
Middle East StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mild DisabilitiesCollege of Education and Human Development
MultimediaCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
MusicCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Music and TechnologyCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Music and WellnessCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Native American and Indigenous StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
NeuroscienceCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nonprofit StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
NutritionCollege of Health and Human Services
Ocean and Estuarine ScienceCollege of Science
PaleontologyCollege of Science
PhilosophyCollege of Health and Human Services
Philosophy and LawCollege of Health and Human Services
PhotographyCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
PhysicsCollege of Science
Political CommunicationSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Political PhilosophyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
PsychologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Public HealthCollege of Health and Human Services
Public Policy and ManagementSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Recreation ManagementCollege of Education and Human Development
Religious StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Renewable Energy InterdisciplinaryCollege of Science
RussianCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Secondary Education EnglishCollege of Education and Human Development
Severe DisabilitiesCollege of Education and Human Development
Social JusticeCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social WorkCollege of Health and Human Services
SociologyCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Software EngineeringVolgenau School of Engineering
SoundCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
SpanishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sport and American CultureCollege of Education and Human Development,
Sport and Computer Game DesignCollege of Education and Human Development
Sport CommunicationCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sport ManagementCollege of Education and Human Development
StatisticsVolgenau School of Engineering
Sustainability StudiesCollege of Science
Sustainable EnterpriseCollege of Science
Systems Engineering & Operations ResearchVolgenau School of Engineering
Teaching English as Second LanguageCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
TheaterCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Tourism and Events ManagementCollege of Education and Human Development
Urban and Suburban StudiesSchool of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Visual Impairment & BlindnessCollege of Education and Human Development
Web DesignCollege of Visual and Performing Arts
Women and Gender StudiesCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
Writing and RhetoricCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

Updated 9/08/15