Care About the Environment?
Learn from a member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; attend a lecture from the creator of the PBS series "Nature"; or get involved in on-campus efforts in sustainability or renewable energy.
Concerned about national security?
Collaborate with national leaders in computational fluid dynamics to solve blast-structure interactions. Confer with federal analysts to apply theories of geospatial intelligence to security issues.
Wonder about everything or want to solve difficult problems?
Work with international radio telescopes or with world leaders in solar weather and planetary sciences, which include missions to Pluto and planes to Mars. Learn to apply the toughest methods of chaos theory to neuroscience or weather prediction.
Want to Cure Cancer or Aids?
Intern with the pioneers of proteomics who are discovering new methods to fight cancer; with hunters of pathogens that are suspect in bioterrorism or infectious disease; or with researchers advancing our understanding of HIV that may lead to treatments for AIDS.
Experience. Understanding. Depth of knowledge. These are hallmarks of successful scientists; these are ideals College of Science faculty illustrate daily. As leaders in the international scientific community, our educators work in cutting-edge scientific frontiers in demanding fields. Our professors’ real-world experiences bring global ideas and perspectives to George Mason classrooms and labs.
George Mason University is minutes from the nation’s capital, home to a wealth of strategic national and international scientific communities. Facilities feature the latest in classroom technologies, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment, and ample space for student-faculty interaction and study.
As a student in the College of Science you will be positioned to benefit from internships, cooperative work experience, and other personalized training options that will enhance your education and potential. These opportunities—not available from textbooks or online courses—come from close, daily interactions that College of Science faculty members have with other professionals in the frontiers of science, policy, and analysis.
A new approach
As a student in the College of Science, you will learn methods of science from seasoned scientists. You will experiment with new approaches and ideas alongside these same leaders, mentors who care about your future and can help you attain your goals.
Whether studies at the College of Science lead to a career in medicine, the sciences, education, law, or business, you will be prepared for a lifetime of critical thinking in our complex, global society.