At George Mason University, the Bachelor of Science in Biology program prepares students for graduate studies as well as for careers in teaching, microbiology, health sciences, and more. To earn their degrees, students must complete their biology coursework as well as supporting coursework while maintaining a GPA of at least 2.0. Students can take this program without a concentration, or may choose a concentration in Bioinformatics, Biopsychology, Biotechnology, and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Conservation Biology, or Microbiology.
Over 37,000 students attend Mason, representing 130 different countries. Mason opened in 1972 and now offers 211 various degree programs. Nearly 60% of Mason students receive financial aid, and 80% of students find employment within six months of graduating. The U.S. News & World Report named Mason the most diverse university in Virginia, and over 6,000 students live on campus at Mason's Fairfax location. The university consists of nine colleges and schools, and students can choose to participate in a variety of clubs and intramural sports.