Academic Advising

Declare Your Major

Students not directly admitted to a Computing major, but who wish to declare a Computing major must meet the declaration requirements as found below.

Criteria to Declare Majors

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Regular academic advising is essential to your success as it keeps you on track to graduate. Meeting with your advisor at least once a semester will ensure that your educational goals and your career goals align. Contact your department representative to set up a time for a one-on-one meeting.

Academic Advising Contacts - All advising will be done virtually until further notice

Academic Program Academic Advisor To schedule an appointment

Computer Science and Applied Computer Science

Buchanan Hall, Room D215

Joshua Fletcher, Linda Sheridan, Vernell Wilks, Kristi Morrow

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Information Technology,

Nguyen Engineering, Room 5400

Ashley Korman, John Paul Turner, Laura Rhodes, Lisa Sevilla, Veronica Bonilla

Visit our webpage.


Nguyen Engineering, Room 1705

Dr. Brett Hunter

Contact Dr. Hunter


Undeclared and Undecided Students

Nguyen Engineering, Room 2400

Alison Bartnek

Nora Gerrity

Jess Ostrowski-Wright

Go to UNDE & UNDC Advising


Bachelor of Applied Science


  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Technology and Innovation

Krystal Dains

Carmella Trippett-Blanks

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Academic Plans

To provide students with the resources they need to plan for their time at Mason and in the School of Computing we have developed 4-year academic plans and degree worksheets. The plans contain course-by-course progression to graduation while the degree worksheets act as a checklist.

When used in combination with academic advising, these tools allow students to create their own personalized road map for success and degree completion.

2023-2024 Academic Year

Applied Computer Science

Computer Science

Information Technology


Undecided Engineering

Honors College Plans

Accelerated Master's Program

If you have a strong GPA and have shown yourself to be a motivated student, the accelerated master’s path might be right for you. Students who pursue this program can graduate with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years, giving them a head start on a successful career. See your Undergraduate Academic Advisor for more details before you apply.

Pre-Orientation Advising for admitted Transfer Students

To prepare for your Transfer Student Orientation, Mason offers the option to request a pre-orientation advising meeting with an academic advisor from your major. Be aware that not all the departments provide the service. If a department provides the service, however, you must first request a transcript evaluation from admissions. 

Pre-orientation advising is most effective after your transfer credits have been evaluated and you have completed the Patriot Preview Certificate. Please continue to monitor your Patriot Web account after you submit your request. When your credits are reflected on your Mason transcript and you have your Patriot Preview Certificate, contact your department to inquire if they are available for pre-orientation advising.

The school's academic advisors assist students in personal development and creating strategic course plans to meet the requirements of their majors and minors. Academic Advisors also suggest opportunities that can enhance their experience at Mason.