New Century College connects students to a world of possibilities beyond the traditional college experience. Housed within the College of Humanities and Social Science, NCC provides students with the courses, engaged scholarship, tools and real-world learning opportunities that will bring their learning to life, and ultimately prepare them to enter the workforce. The college’s talented faculty members represent integrative teaching and research in such areas as the law, social justice and human rights, childhood studies and sustainability. NCC grants three undergraduate degrees through which students select or design a concentration that embodies their research and career interests.
NCC students choose their own path, designing an individualized course of study or selecting from a broad array of concentrations. Through partnerships with other Mason academic units, NCC offers accelerated degree programs and interdisciplinary minors. NCC encourages all to explore topics and experiences that may be new to them while gaining the knowledge and skills they will need to enter the workforce. Housed within NCC, Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program, connecting all Mason students to field studies, community development, alternative breaks and service learning. SIS enables all Mason students to author their own education and to connect their course work with learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
Students work closely with their advisors and faculty mentors to identify opportunities where they can challenge themselves through internships, field studies and research of consequence. Additionally, key NCC courses embed experiential learning components in their design and students deepen their learning through assignments that extend learning beyond traditional coursework. Faculty, many with significant experience as practitioners in their fields, share their academic and professional expertise to engage students in research and learning experiences with relevant, practical application. Students connect their learning with real-world challenges, gaining competence and confidence as leaders prepared to enter the workforce and make a difference.
There is no "one type" of NCC student. Rather, our students come from many different walks of life but all share certain characteristics. They want to take charge of their learning, explore new ideas, work with peers and collaborate with faculty. NCC students seek to make change within their local, regional and global communities.
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