The College of Science at George Mason University provides scientific insight and solutions to the rapidly changing needs and demands of today’s global society by blending traditional science education with sought-after programs in the high-profile disciplines of molecular medicine, climate dynamics, environmental conservation and sustainability, cosmic exploration, forensics, and geospatial intelligence. While serving as a vital community and regional resource for science education through hands-on programming for K-12 students, teacher training, and community outreach programs, the college also is a leader in the development of creative STEM initiatives to challenge and engage students at all levels.
Through the first joint degree program established at the university, the College of Science partners with internationally recognized Georgetown University to provide advanced biomedical education for students preparing for medical school or other health professions. Academic initiatives with China, Italy, Greece, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Korea, and Ireland also bring international visibility and distinction to the college.
Academic programs and pioneering research initiatives are housed at both the Fairfax and Prince William 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–faculty interaction and study. This broad regional presence, combined with strategic national and international connections, reinforces the college’s mission to provide world-class scientific leadership in a wide variety of areas important to modern society.
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 complement and enrich students’ educational experiences through internships, cooperative work experiences, and other personalized training options, and capture broader exposure and unparalleled opportunities for college research efforts.
The outstanding achievements of faculty members in the College of Science are acknowledged by highly reputable national and international agencies and foundations, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, the Nobel Foundation, the World Meteorological Organization, the Explorers Club, the Academy of Management, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology, among