Declaring a Major in the Schar School of Policy and Government

Current George Mason Students

If you you want to declare a major in the Schar School of Policy and Government, then take the Change of Major Form to Robinson A201. Ask an advisor to sign the form and then take it to the Registrar in SUB 1. All undergraduate students will be assigned to the Undergraduate Director and the Academic Coordinator for general inquiries, academic progress checks, graduation clearances and the like.

The Undergraduate Director and Academic Coordinator may refer students on to Field Directors for concentration questions, graduate school advising and career advising. Students interested in a minor will be referred to the appropriate minor advisor. Students interested in pre-law will be referred on to one of our pre-law advisors.

Many questions can be answered through a What-If-Analysis Degree Evaluation for your prospective major. Please follow these steps:

  • Log on to PatriotWeb
  • Enter the Student Records menu.
  • Click on Degree Evaluation.
  • Select the current term and Submit.
  • Scroll down and click on What-if Analysis.
  • Enter the semester you first attended George Mason for Term, click Continue.
  • Select Government & International Politics OR Public Administration from pull down and click Continue.
  • Scroll down to First Major, Select Government & International Politics OR Public Administration from pull down and Submit.
  • If information is correct, then click on Generate New Evaluation.
  • Click on Generate Request.
  • Click bubble next to Detail Requirements and Submit.

Students Not Currently Enrolled at George Mason

Please indicate your choice of major to the Admissions Office when you apply to George Mason. After you have accepted admission, you should attend an orientation for incoming students in your major. Contact the Admissions Office for dates of orientation events for Government & International Politics or Public Administration majors. Several advisors from our department will be present on these dates, explaining major requirements and helping with your class choices. Our advisors are also happy to speak with prospective students during walk-in advising hours.