Our Story

UNIV Courses and Programs is proud to celebrate  over 20 years of service to George Mason University undergraduate students. We are honored to continue in our commitment to our students’ success and development as strong scholars and engaged global citizens. We provide knowledge to students on how to adjust to and excel in their studies at George Mason University. Through academic and co-curricular experiences our program will connect students to campus resources, personal development, opportunities, well-being, and academic and career success tools. We serve all undergraduate students as they transition into college, determine their major and solidify their career path, become strong scholars and student leaders, and prepare for life after college. UNIV Courses & Programs encourages engagement with the Mason community, and assists in developing students as global citizens.

Our Classes

UNIV 100: Introduction to Mason

UNIV 108: EIP, Global Gateway, Out of State, STEP

UNIV 150: Living Learning Communities

These 1-credit courses are for first-year students. Courses will meet once a week for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and are discussion-based with approx. 20 students. They’re co-taught with a faculty and Peer Advisor (student leader). Students will learn about Mason resources, develop academic skills, and discover ways to get involved.

*Please note that students have the option of taking UNIV 108 and UNIV 150 for 0 or 1 credit*

UNIV 100 Level Courses

These courses have special sections tailored to:

  • Off-campus
  • Out-of-state
  • First Generation
  • Pre-Health Professions
  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Honors
  • Athletes

UNIV 101: Making your Impact

This 1-credit course is for first-year students. Class will meet once a week for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and will be discussion-based with approx. 20 students. It’s offered during the Spring semester and It’s co-taught with a faculty and Peer Advisor (student leader). Students will apply what they learned in either UNIV 100 or other opportunities experienced during their first semester at Mason.

In UNIV 100 students will gain resources and participate in discussions on: 

  • Adjusting to the rigors of college
  • Strengthening study skills
  • Time management
  • Well-being and coping with stress
  • Alcohol and Drug Education
  • Career Readiness
  • Academic Success
  • Getting Involved on Campus
  • Introduction to Campus Resources

In UNIV 101 students are introduced to Experiential Learning opportunities such as:

  • Internships
  • Research and Creative Activities
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
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