Undergraduate Pathway in Human and Social Development

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120 credit hour program
  • 26-29 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 91-94 credit hours remaining toward degree 
Semester 1
  • Enhanced English Composition I
  • Linear Mathematical Modeling or Introductory Statistics I*
  • American Cultures
  • Language Support for American Cultures
  • Transition INTO College I
  • Introduction to Computing
Semester 2
  • Enhanced English Composition II
  • Public Speaking
  • Language Support for Public Speaking
  • World History
  • Language Support for World History
  • Transition INTO College II
  • Introduction to Psychology** or Conflict in Our World** or Introduction to Health Behavior**
  • Linguistics Capstone
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 120 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 105 credit hours remaining toward degree 
Semester 1
  • Composition for Non-native Speakers of English
  • Quantitative Reasoning or Introductory Statistics I*
  • American Cultures
  • Introduction to Psychology** or Conflict in Our World** or Introduction to Health Behavior**
  • College Reading Skills
  • Introduction to Mason

* Programs in the areas of community health; health administration; health, fitness and recreation resources; and tourism and events management require STAT 250. 
** Choice of Social/Behavioral Science fulfillment depends on the specific program of interest. PSYC 100 is recommended for most majors; CONF 101 is recommended for Conflict Analysis and Resolution degrees; HEAL 230 is required for students pursuing Kinesiology.

3-Semester Pathway

Our new 3-Semester Pathway program is designed specially for international students who want to start earning credits toward their bachelor's degree at a US university. This program offers more focus on English language preparation than our other Pathway programs. The chart below is a sample course schedule for the first term of the 3-Semester Pathway program.

3-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 4 credit hours apply from Pathway
Semester 1
  • AE Level 4 Core (or higher)
  • AE Level 4 Oral Communications Skills (or higher)
  • Linear MATH Modeling
  • Support for Linear Modeling

 

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in Human and Social Development at George Mason University, you might find work as a:

  • Social worker
  • Event coordinator
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Hotel manager
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Undergraduate Pathway in Human and Social Development

Entry Paths and Requirements

Program Entry TOEFL
IBT
IELTS
Academic
PTEA  Password
Knowledge/Writing
AE Level
Completed
Direct Admission 80 overall
(18 subscores)

6.5 overall
(6.0 subscores)

N/A N/A AE Level 6
1-Semester
Pathway
80 overall
(17 subscores)
6.5 overall
(6.0 subscores)
53
N/A AE Level 5
2-Semester
Pathway
60 overall 
(13 subscores)
5.5 overall
(5.5 subscores)
 45 6.0 (Knowledge)
5.0 (Writing)
AE Level 4
3-Semester
Pathway
50 overall 
(10 subscores)
5.0 overall
(4.5 subscores)
 38 5.0 (Knowledge)
4.0 (Writing)
AE Level 3


Undergraduate Pathway in Human and Social Development

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Pathway Start Dates Tuition
3-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 $44,730
2-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 $35,650
1-Semester Pathway Spring: January 16, 2018 $20,500

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Start Dates Tuition
3-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2018
$46,150
2-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019
$36,800
1-Semester Pathway Fall: August 20, 2018
Spring: January 14, 2019
$21,150
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Undergraduate Pathway in Human and Social Development

What are the progression requirements? 

Upon successful completion of an INTO Mason Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, you may enter your next semester of undergraduate study at George Mason University. This transition from an INTO Mason Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. You must meet the following George Mason University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.85 cumulative Mason GPA
  • C or better in all courses
  • No grades of NC, W, or IN permitted

You are fully admitted to George Mason University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Does this program lead to further study?

This Pathway program leads to one of the following degree programs at George Mason University:

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