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One-credit career-readiness courses

Whether your student is exploring a major and career options, or preparing for graduation, career education courses are a great way to help them get closer to their career goals while earning academic credit! These goal-oriented courses offer in-depth career planning guidance at all stages, from exploring majors to transitioning to the workplace.

George Mason University has a robust Career Education Program comprised of five, one-credit career courses, taught by employers and career advisors, and overseen by University Career Services and the Mason Care Network. These courses are instrumental in helping your student make decisions pivotal to education and career readiness.

These courses are available every fall and spring semester, including half-semester/accelerated and online options:

  • Learn how to choose a major that is the right fit for your student’s values, interests, skills and personality with Decide/Confirm Major (UNIV 220), for second-semester freshman or higher.
  • Prepare to pursue internships and other career-related experiences with Internship/Career Readiness (UNIV 320), for sophomores or higher.
  • Discover how to transition from Mason to a job or a career with College to Career (UNIV 420), for juniors and seniors. Students with majors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) should also consider enrolling in a degree-specific College to Career course through CHSS. Credits for these courses may vary.
  • Learn how your student can become ready for graduate and professional school with College to Graduate School (UNIV 421), with a one-credit course for juniors and seniors.
  • Develop a professional image so your student can stand out in their first job after Mason with Professional Skills Development (UNIV 422), a one-credit course for graduating seniors.

Encourage your student to register for a career course. If your student is interested in enrolling in any of the above courses, more information is available at

Rachel Lindsey
Assistant Director
Career Education

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