Program Description

The BS in Psychology focuses on math and science within the psychology field. Students study behavior as it relates to health and well-being, child and adolescent development, education, social situations, the workplace, and the use of technology. Due to Mason’s close proximity to Washington, D.C. the department is especially active in research that informs public policy and national defense.

What it costs

The cost is $510.50 per credit hour for VA state residents or $1,487.75 per credit hour for out-of-state students, plus a $35 per credit hour Distance Education fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.

Application Deadline

This program has an application deadline of January 15 for Fall and October 1 for Spring.

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Program Summary

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Program: Psychology

Degree: Undergraduate

College/School: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Credits: 120 total

Who should apply?


Why choose George Mason?

All students have opportunities for research, global engagement, public service, and career preparation.

  • Conduct an independent research project in close collaboration with a faculty member through honors in the major. Read more >>
  • Work in a faculty lab to get hands-on research experience. Read more >>
  • Do a service learning course, putting classrooom learning into practice. Combine a class in abnormal psyc with service learning in a mental health facility, for example. Read more >>

Program requirements are subject to change; please refer to the Mason Course Catalog for the most up-to-date requirements.

Transfer credits are accepted for many general education (Mason Core) courses that have been completed at a regionally-accredited institution of higher education. Please use the Transfer Search Engine to check course equivalency.

Requirements: 120 credits total

  • 39 credits basic psychology courses, applied psychology courses and electives

A minimum of 24 credits must be upper-level courses (300-level or above).

Tuition (2018-2019)

Virginia Resident$510.50
Non-Virginia Resident$1,487.75
Distance Education Fee$35
Education Resource Fee$60 - $100 (per semester)

Please refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees.

Financial Aid

For information on how to apply to scholarships, see the Mason Scholarship page.

For information on other loans, scholarships, and other types of financial aid, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Students who graduate from this program go on to work in a wide range of fields and positions, including human resources, data analysis, user interface design, and social media and marketing.

Program ContactMichael E. Hurley
Phone: (703) 993-4562
College ContactCollege of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS)
Phone: (703) 993-8720
Program Website
College Website

Application Materials

  • Undergraduate application
  • Application fee
  • High school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores (students who graduated from high school more than five years prior to enrollment at Mason are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores)