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Criteria to Declare Majors

If you are a current Mason undergraduate student in any department, and you wish to declare a major with the Volgenau School of Engineering, please see the information below for the requirements necessary for your chosen major and the steps to declare once eligible.

Requirements are met only by courses taken at Mason and NOT transfer credits.

These criteria apply to:

  • Undergraduate students not directly admitted to a VSE major; 
  • Students changing from Volgenau School of Engineering-Undeclared;
  • And students who wish to change from one school of engineering major into a different school of engineering major.

If you are a prospective transfer student not currently at Mason, please see University Admissions for transfer admission requirements.

Major Eligibility Criteria

Bioengineering (excluding
Pre-Health Concentration)

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

Cyber Security Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Systems Engineering

  1. Grade of C or better in MATH 114, PHYS 160, AND PHYS 161.
  2. GPA of at least 2.75 in all technical courses completed at Mason that are required for the intended engineering major.
  3. At least 6 credits of technical courses completed successfully at Mason.
  4. Technical courses are any Math, Science, Engineering, Statistics and Computer Science courses that are required for the intended engineering major.

Bioengineering Pre-Health Concentration Only

  1. Grade of C or better in MATH 114, PHYS 160, AND PHYS 161.
  2. GPA of at least 3.0 in all technical courses completed at Mason that are required for Bioengineering major Pre-Health concentration.
  3. At least 6 credits of technical courses completed successfully at Mason.
  4. Cumulative Mason GPA of at least 3.0.

Applied Computer Science

Computer Science

  1. Grade of B or better in CS 112 OR CS 211.
  2. Grade of B or better in MATH 113 OR MATH 114 OR MATH 125.
  3. GPA of at least 2.75 in Computer Science and Math courses completed at Mason that are required for the major.

Information Technology

  1. Grade of C or better in IT 106 or IT 109.
  2. GPA of at least 3.0 in all 100-200 level IT foundation and core courses completed at Mason that are required for the major.
    • See catalog.gmu.edu for IT foundation & core courses listed for the current catalog year at time of declaration. Grades in approved foundation and core substitution courses taken at Mason will be included.
Statistics
  1. Grade of C or better in MATH 114.
  2. Cumulative Mason GPA of at least 2.75

 


Please note:

  • Students must meet all criteria listed for the major they want to declare.
  • Grades and GPA apply to Mason courses only - grades in transfer credits will not be combined with Mason grades.
  • Criteria are subject to change at the discretion of the department.

Steps to declare major once eligible

  1. Grades must be posted in PatriotWeb.
  2. Complete Change/Declaration of Academic Program form.
  3. Submit form to the department of intended major.
  4. Form should be submitted by the last day of the Student Self-Withdrawal deadline. See the Registrar's calendars for specific deadline dates.
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