BIS in Individualized Study

Our graduates have gone on to become, among many other things:

  • teachers
  • human resources managers
  • translators and business writers
  • procurement specialists
  • CEOs and CIOs in business enterprises
  • founders of their own ventures
Matthew Shultz

Matthew Shultz

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Individualized Study program honored Matthew Shultz for his exemplary work in safety and security.

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Constance Hall

Constance Hall, 2021

Bachelor's of Individualized Studies

A Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's student in special education who used her experience as a teacher's assistant in Fairfax County Public Schools to inform her capstone paper on how to develop social skills for children with autism for inclusion in school settings.

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Jane Hugar

Jane Hugar, 2020

Changing careers to pursue a new passion

Before attending George Mason, Jane worked as a Realtor and a Sales Representative in the high tech industry. Jane always dreamed of completing her degree and changing careers. By completing her degree Jane was able to pursue her passion of working with adult learners who long to finish their degree.

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Dale Helm

Dale Helm, 2016

Continuing his education to further his career

Before attending George Mason, Helm worked as a logistics contractor at a science facility in the South Pole. That is when he decided to continue his studies in order to advance in his profession in logistics and supply chain management.

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Susan Walsh

Susan Walsh, 2016

Discovering her passion for education

BIS student Susan Walsh returned to school after realizing she wanted to work with kids who have behavioral and emotional disabilities.

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Richard P. Peyton

Richard P. Peyton, 2014

Pursuing Masters in Public Health degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The BIS program structure was just what Richard needed to transition from Navy life to his passion for Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology as a MPH graduate student.

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