University Studies facilitates the holistic development of undergraduate students through academics, career exploration, self-discovery, and meaningful community engagement as they transition to, through, and beyond college.
University Studies (UNIV) Courses Include:
UNIV 100: Introduction to Mason
Classes are small, discussion-based courses consisting of approximately 20 students. This 1-credit “Intro to Mason” course is designed for first year students to take in their first semester.
UNIV 101: Making Your Impact
“Making Your Impact” is taken during the spring semester of a student’s first-year experience. In this class, students will apply what they learned in either UNIV 100 or other opportunities experienced during their first semester at Mason.
UNIV 200 – 400: Career Education
UNIV 300: Introduction to Mason
First-Years: For our Spring 2022 Course Offerings, please click below!
UNIV 100 Testimonials
I’m glad I took it! It helped me learn more about GMU and tips to help on my path to success.
The class was beneficial, and I would suggest all incoming freshman to register for it.
I love helping first year students find their path at Mason.
Transitioning to college can be so difficult/scary/exciting! Being able to serve as a resource, help students build community, and share “all things Mason” is so fun and rewarding! There is truly nothing like it. I say that as a former student, Peer Advisor, and now faculty.
Teaching UNIV 100 has been the highlight of the semester! I love the process of developing lesson plans with my PA, getting to know the students, and seeing our students engage and grow in and out of the class.
I absolutely adored this course. Every class, I would come in excited to do a new activity or discussion. I also feel as if the class helped me connect to my hallmates and the community at GMU as a whole.