Resources for Students

The Department of Computer & Information Sciences provides a variety of services, opportunities and facilities to help insure the academic success of our students.

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Student Resources

Advising allows for students to meet with their academic advisor to discuss the degree requirements, review the student’s progress, and help students decide what courses they should take in the next semester. 

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The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has a number of awards and scholarships awarded each spring. Information on each is given below. An announcement is sent by email to all department majors early in the spring semester with instructions on how to apply. Applications are normally due by the middle of February. 

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Adding special excitement to the student college experience, faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences serve as advisors for several student clubs and organizations designed to augment the classroom experience by providing special hands-on experiences, prominent guest speakers at seminars, certifications, specialized demonstrations and collegiality with fellow students and professionals in the computing field. 

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Class schedules and locations for the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

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Whether you’re an undergrad just starting out or a doctoral student preparing your dissertation, sometimes all you need is just the right form. 

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Advising Hub

  • Students are encouraged to meet with Student Advisors at the CIS Advising Hub located in YR207 on the second floor of the 7800 York Road building.
  • Run by computing majors in our department, Student Advisors can help with course selection, degree planning, change of majors, transfer petitions, and general advising. Student led meetings and workshops are also held throughout the semester to help students build degree plans and learn more about our majors.
  • Student Advisors are available in-person Monday-Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday from 10am-4pm during the Fall semester. Student Advisors can also be reached by phone at 410-704-4776.

Information Desk

  • Located in YR206, our Information Desk offers in-person assistance to students with general questions regarding the department and resources provided. The Information Desk can also be reached by phone at 410-704-2633.


  • Lab Administrators

    Our lab administrators provide assistance to students with technical questions, troubleshooting problems, network service access requests, and software installations.

    For more information about our lab administrators and their schedules, please visit the CIS-TechHub web page.

  • Tutoring

    The Tutoring and Learning Center provides in-person tutoring for select courses on a drop-in basis. Please view the Tutoring section of the TechHub web site for more information.

    While you take advantage of the tutoring options, there are other things to consider:

    All faculty are required to have office hours for their course and the department encourages you to see your professor during their office hours to get help. If you are not able to make the office hours, you can always try to contact them to make an appointment.

    For additional information, contact , CIS Tutoring Coordinator.

A variety of computer laboratories are available to provide support for CIS programs and student coursework. Many of these facilities are designated as Teaching Labs where faculty work with students to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the department’s many computer lab intensive courses. 

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The Department of Computer and Information Sciences oversees several hourly wage opportunities which include but are not limited to the positions of Student Computer Laboratory Assistants, Student Networking Assistants and Student Tutors. CIS also encourages students to obtain Internships to go along with their studies in our department and oversees Graduate Assistantship opportunities for students. 

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Whether you’re considering transferring from another institution or just beginning your college career, the Department of Computer & Information Sciences has compiled some materials for you to make a more informed decision. 

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