NOVA and Other Transfer Students

A. Guidance for NOVA Students Interested in Pursuing Bioengineering at Mason

Transfer applicants interested in any Engineering major must have completed the equivalent of MATH 113 Calculus I and MATH 114 Calculus II to be considered for admission. Both courses must be completed with grades of B or better.

NOVA students interested in the Bioengineering program at Mason are recommended to follow the AS in Science with Mathematics Specialization.This specialization ensures that students have the requisite mathematics while allowing the completion of both Physics I and Physics II at NOVA.Other items related to the Bioengineering (BENG) program and to GMU’s policy on NOVA transfer students, as listed on this page are intended to provide additional information to the NOVA transfer student.

  • The BENG program requires BENG 380/381 Introduction to Circuits and Electronics and Lab. No NOVA course or courses satisfy this requirement.
  • Students are encouraged to take CSC 201, Computer Science I, which transfers as equivalent to the BENG required course, CS 112, Introduction to Computer Programming.
  • Students are encouraged to take EGR 120, Introduction to Engineering, which transfers as equivalent to the BENG required course, ENGR 107, Introduction to Engineering.
  • Students are encouraged to take BIO 206, Cell Biology, which transfers as equivalent to the BENG required course, BIOL 213, Cell Structure and Function.
  • Some students transferring to Mason, having earned an AS degree at NOVA may be considered to have met the General Education requirements of ENGH 101, literature course, HIST 100/125, Fine Arts course and Global Understanding course. These students will still need to satisfy the BSBioE requirement for COMM 100, ECON 103 and ENGH 302 by taking the Mason courses or equivalent transfer courses. Students transferring to Mason without having earned an AS degree will need to meet all the General Education courses required at the time of admission to Mason.
  • All students must present at least 24 credit hours of approved non-technical course work for any degree within The Volgenau School.
Semester 1 Semester 2
NOVA Courses credits GMU equiv NOVA courses Credits GMU equiv
CSC 201 4 CS 112 ENG 112 3 Literature Elec
ENG 111 3 ENGH 101 MTH 174 5 MATH 114
MTH 173 5 MATH 113 Social & Behavioral Science – ECO 202 3 ECON 103*
SDV 100 1 UNIV 100 EGR 120 2 ENGR 107
HIS Elective – HIS 101 or HIS 102 3 HIS 100 or HIS 125 BIO 206 4 BIOL 213
Credits: 16 Credits 17
Semester 3 Semester 4
NOVA Courses credits GMU equiv NOVA courses Credits GMU equiv
MTH 277 (NOVA) or 275 (VCCS) 4 MATH 213 CST 110 (NOVA) or CST 100 or 105 3 COMM 100
Hum/FA 3 Fine Arts CST 229, GEO 220, HIS 111, 135,203, 204, 231, 232, 241, 242, 243, HIS 251, 252, 253, 254, PLS 241, REL 100, REL 231 & 232, SSC 115 3 Global Understanding Elective
MTH Elec – MTH 285 3 MATH 203 MTH 291 (NOVA) or MTH 279 (VCCS) 3 MATH 214
PHY 231 5 PHYS 160 & 161 PHY 232 5 PHYS 260 & 261
PED 116 1
Credits: 16 Credits: 15

*unless registered for premed/pre-health

B.Other Non GMU Transfer Students:

For transfer students other than NOVA we recommend to visit the George Mason Admissions Transfer website. It will give you information on how to apply, give you an idea of your evaluation and transfer credit and will guide you through individually designed scenarios. Transfer applicants interested in any Engineering major must have completed the equivalent of MATH 113 Calculus I and MATH 114 Calculus II to be considered for admission. Both courses must be completed with grades of B or better. The cumulative GPA requirement for Bioengineering is a grade of 3.0 or above.