Transfer Opportunities

On the Fairfax campus:

The Honors College*: Participate in in a variety of leadership and service opportunities with an emphasis on both global competence and well-being.

  • Course Requirement: HNRS 122, 125, 225, 230 or 353
  • Location: Eastern Shore
  • * The Honors Upper-Level LLC is invite-only and there is not an application for it.

Leadership and Community Engagement: Addresses social change through educationally meaningful service and a commitment to social justice.

  • Course Requirement: NCLC 295 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Mindful Living: Learn about yourself and how you relate to others through applied well-being and  contemplative practice

  • Course Requirement: NCLC 295 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Outdoor Adventure:  Participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities (ex: hiking, camping, rock climbing, kayaking, and more!) Prior experience is not necessary and you can plan your own adventure!

  • Course Requirement: PRLS 110 (Fall) and PRLS 316 (Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall

Environment and Sustainability: Help green the Mason campus, practice sustainability in your daily life, develop your leadership skills, and have fun in the process!

  • Course Requirement: NCLC 275 (Fall and Spring)
  • Location: Piedmont Hall


At the SCBI campus in Front Royal, VA:

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation: Study conservation biology within an intensive, experiential, transdisciplinary context.  Like study abroad, this is a “semester away” program located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA.

  • Course Requirements: 1 of the two 16-credit semester programs (Applied Conservation Strategies or Ecology for Effective Conservation Practices)