Advising & Degree Completion Planning

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.

There are no longer mandatory advising holds placed each semester. Advising holds will be placed on your account at specific milestones, and when you reach 45, and 90 credits (to ensure you are on track for graduation). 

A Degree Completion Plan hold (DCP) will also be placed on your account when you reach 45 credits. Your Degree Completion Plan is your road map to graduation and helps you plan which courses to take and when. The sooner you start one, the better! Once you reach 45 or more credits, you are required to have a Degree Completion Plan on file with your adviser.

How Do I Get Started and What Do I Need to Do?

  1. E-mail your adviser to make an appointment. Find your adviser’s e-mail in your PeopleSoft student account. 
  2. Prior to your meeting with your advisor:
    1. Review your Academic Requirements Report in PeopleSoft. This will indicate courses you have taken and ones which you still need to take.
    2. Review the requirements for your major. (See major course sheets below).
    3. Determine which courses you think you should take next semester and complete the Registration Proposal.  
  3. Complete your Degree Plan
    1. Download the Degree Completion Plan Template and save the file name as your student ID number, last name and date as the file name. (Example: 0123456FISHER10-31-14).
    2. After the spreadsheet is open in Excel, input the total earned units up to today and input the number of units you are currently enrolled in.
    3. Fill in the remaining schedule by term. Use the below course sheets to help you determine when a course is offered and its prerequisite(s).
    4. Make sure you have a minimum of 120 credits.
    5. Email your completed Degree Plan to your advisor as an attachment.

Remember to bring or email your Registration Proposal and Degree Plan to your advisor. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.


Computer Science Major – Program Requirements

Computer Science

Computer Science with Security Track

Computer Science with Software Engineering Track

Computer Science and Math

Computer Science and Math with Security Track


Information Systems Major – Program Requirements

Information Systems with Business Track

Information Systems with e-Government Track

Information Systems with Interface Design Track

Information Systems with Systems Track

Information Systems Major (Catalog Year 14-15 through 16-17)


Information Technology Major – Program Requirements

Information Technology Major (Catalog Year 18-19 and later)

Information Technology Major (Catalog Year 16-17 through 17-18)

Information Technology Major (Catalog Year 14-15 through 15-16)

Information Technology Major (Catalog Year 12-13 through 13-14)

Information Technology Major (Catalog Year 10-11 through 11-12)


Towson University also offers the information technology major at TU in Northeastern Maryland

For additional information on student advising procedures, contact , Student Services Coordinator. 


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