Academics

You'll have the flexibility to pursue multiple degrees, minors, advanced research, and internships, and still graduate in four years, thanks to the Honors College's condensed format of required Mason Core. 

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100%
Percentage of Honors College students eligible for early registration
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43%
Conduct research with a faculty mentor before they graduate
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8
Number of students awarded a Fulbright fellowship during 2014-2015
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95
Number of students who worked directly with business/community partners in their courses last year

From Inquiry to Impact

Learning in the Honors College occurs in small, discussion-based classes that are academically challenging. Our students are encouraged to ask questions and apply what they learn to the real world. The Honors College curriculum is designed to foster student success at Mason and beyond.

Exclusive Honors Courses

  • HNRS Sections are the core Honors College courses required to fulfill the curriculum requirements. Honors students generally take these courses instead of Mason Core courses.
  • H-Sections. In addition to the core Honors College courses, students can take honors sections of courses within their major or a related field of study. These "H-Sections" ensure that Honors College students interact with their faculty and peers in a close-knit community setting that provides more in-depth and rigorous treatment of material.