The CIS Department assigns a faculty advisor to each student having a major in the department. You are required to consult your advisor before each pre-registration period about your academic plans. Also, with the advice of your advisor you choose options, electives, and concentration within your major.
In some cases, students establish a working relationship with a faculty member other than their advisor and would like to have this mentor serve as official advisor. To change your advisor in such a case, ask your mentor if he or she is willing to act as your advisor. If agreed, your new advisor must inform the CIS Undergraduate Coordinator of the change.
Major advisors are listed in your UDSIS record. If the incorrect advisor is listed there, inform the CIS Undergraduate Coordinator.
For continuity, your advisor is assigned to you for the duration of your program. When a faculty advisor is on leave from the university, another advisor is assigned temporarily. Consult the CIS Office for temporary advisor information.
Students minoring in CIS may consult the Chair of the CIS Undergraduate Committee for choosing the electives in the minor.