Registration for Spring 2016 is right around the corner! For students who work, intern, commute to campus, or have other scheduling conflicts, it can be difficult to fit in all the courses you need. This semester, consider taking a combination of online and face-to-face courses. A hybrid approach will help you create a class schedule that fits your needs.

Every Mason undergraduate student can take advantage of the growing selection of online Mason Core options. With the exception of English 101, all other Mason Cores can be completed online. These general education courses are perfect for students who want to see if the online environment is a good fit for them.

Registration for Spring 2016 begins Tuesday, November 3rd. Which Mason Core requirements could you complete online?

  • Written Communication: ENGH 302
  • Oral Communication: COMM 100
  • Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 106, MATH 108, or STAT 250
  • Information Technology: GOVT 300 or IT 104 (full requirement); IT 304 or PHIL 112 (ethics only); PSYC 372 (all except ethics)
  • Arts: ARTH 201, FAVS 225, GAME 101, MUSI 101, or MUSI 301
  • Global Understanding: COMM 305, GCH 205, GGS 101, HIST 387, MBUS 305, PSYC 379, RELI 100, or TOUR 210
  • Natural Science (Lab): BIOL 103, ASTR 113 (+ ASTR 114 Lab not online), or PHYS 243 (+ PHYS 244 Lab not online)
  • Natural Science (Non-Lab): EVPP 201, GGS 102 or NUTR 295
  • Social & Behavioral Science: CONF 101, HEAL 230, or TOUR 311
  • Western Civilization: HIST 125
  • Synthesis: NURS 465 or PHIL 309

Not sure which Mason Core requirements you have left? See masoncore.gmu.edu for a complete list of requirements and course options.

A full list of registration start dates is available on the Registrar’s website.


Please note that these offerings are subject to change. Check the course listing regularly for updates. Also, look for the Mason Online kiosk in the Johnson Center this fall:

  • Tuesday, November 3, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Kiosk A
  • Thursday, November 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Kiosk H
  • Tuesday, November 10, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Kiosk H
  • Thursday, November 12, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Kiosk H