Welcome & Q&A Sessions with CHSS Academic Programs
5:00 - 6:00pm
Welcome! We are thrilled to offer you a live, online, interactive session to meet professors, students, and advisors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at George Mason University. The session is designed to give you an inside look on life as a Mason student and CHSS major. You will be able to speak with faculty about what they teach and from students about their experiences in and out of the classroom. Our advisors can tell you about the best strategies to take for meeting your educational and career goals. Click on the join Zoom room button to get started!
Do you have more questions for your major of interest? Click on the links below for each program’s contact information!
As an art history major at Mason, you'll investigate works of art to learn about how and why they were made, and about the people who made them. You'll study art as a form of personal expression and a record of its historical moment by understanding not only the artwork's aesthetic qualities, but also the way art influences and is influenced by culture, technology, and economics.
The communication degree at Mason combines a rich study of how humans understand one another and work together, while providing immediately translatable skills and knowledge valued across industries. You will learn to create and manage public and media relations plans, craft social media campaigns, produce videos, write for news and entertainment media, produce television and radio programs, and more.
Join a community of writers committed to sharpening their craft—and yours—in one of the country's only undergraduate BFA programs in creative writing nationwide. The BFA is structured to give students ample opportunity to learn to write and think creatively while also developing vocational writing skills, skills that are desperately needed in the workplace. Study with award-winning faculty who you will work to develop your literary art and help chart your journey toward sustaining a vibrant writerly life.
In addition to providing a traditional grounding in literature and writing, the degree will introduce you to courses in film and media studies, linguistics, folklore and mythology, and cultural studies. This means that as an English major you can study the poetry of Shakespeare, the folklore of Mexico, and the films of Bollywood. You will have the chance to expand your writing skills through courses in editing and style, creative writing, and digital media.
Studying history helps you understand the range of human experience: how people have lived in the past, how they live and coexist in the present, and the links between the two. As a history major, you can study a variety of time periods and places, from Greek and Roman antiquity to twentieth-century Asia. You will learn to interpret the past by examining a variety of original sources: newspapers, letters and diaries, literature, government records, images, films, oral interviews, and more.