Degree Requirements


Requirements by Major

Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Admission. Candidates must have been officially admitted into degree-seeking status.
  • Residency. At least one-fourth of the total credits applied to the degree must be completed at Mason and include at least 12 upper-level credits (courses numbered 300 or above) in the major program. A maximum of 30 credits earned in non-degree status at Mason can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • Credit Hours. Students must complete at least 120 credits that count toward graduation and fulfill all degree requirements. A few programs require more than the minimum 120 credits.
  • Quality. Candidates must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher, and must meet all higher standards for grades allowable in majors, minors, or certificates. The Mason cumulative GPA does not include transfer courses.
  • Upper Level. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree must apply at least 45 credits of upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above) toward graduation requirements.
  • Mason Core (formerly University General Education). Candidates must complete categories of general education courses and writing requirements as described for their catalog year. This includes satisfying the requirement of two semesters of English composition (ENGH 101Composition (Mason Core) and ENGH 302 Advanced Composition (Mason Core)) with a grade of C or better. Additionally, as part of the university’s commitment to student writers in all undergraduate programs, at least one upper-division course in each major has been designated as fulfilling the writing-intensive (WI) requirement.
  • College/Department General Education. Students must satisfy additional general education requirements for specific degree programs, as described on each individual college page.
  • Major. Students must satisfy all requirements for their major and degree program, as described on each individual college page, and as detailed in the degree evaluation for their catalog year.


University Catalog

All Mason Korea students are bound by the policies of the University Catalog. For the most updated program requirements, grading policies, etc., please visit the University Catalog.

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