Information for New Students

CHSS Student Photo Collage
CHSS Student Photo Collage

Welcome to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at George Mason University! 

Our faculty, advisors, and current students are excited for you to start your journey with us. Below, we have several links to video content that will help you learn more about our majors before your orientation advising and registration sessions. You will find helpful tips and tricks important for being successful in your major and many of your questions will be answered. We highly encourage you to take a few moments to review this. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at chssadv@gmu.edu. Additionally, a lot of questions can be answered by reviewing our Undergraduate Student Guidebook. Lastly, if you need to locate your advisor and/or view our frequently asked advising questions, please click here

Anthropology, BA

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Student Testimonial: 

Art History, BA

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming Transfer Students

Student Testimonial:

Communication, BA

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Student testimonial:

Creative Writing, BFA

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Criminology, Law, and Society, BA or BS

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Student testimonial:

Economics, BA or BS

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Student testimonial:

English, BA

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies, BA

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Student testimonial:

Foreign Languages, BA (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Korean)

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Arabic and Chinese programs, student testimonial:

Concentration in Chinese, student testimonial: 

Concentration in French, student testimonial:

Concentration in Spanish, student testimonial:

Concentration in Korean, student testimonial:

Global Affairs, BA

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Student testimonial:

History, BA

Incoming Freshmen

  • Orientation content for freshmen can be found here.
  • Access the History Freshman Registration Guide here
  • Access Advising Tools for the History BA on the right side of this page:

Incoming Transfer Students

  • Orientation content for transfer students can be found here.
  • Access Advising Tools for the History BA on the right side of this page:

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Human Development and Family Science, BA

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Individualized Study, BIS

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Student testimonial:

Integrative Studies, BA or BS

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Student testimonials can be found here

Philosophy, BA

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Student testimonial:

Psychology, BA or Bs

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Student testimonial:

Religious Studies, BA

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Russian and Eurasian Studies, BA

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Sociology, BA

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