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Department of Computer Science

Advisement for Majors

As soon as a student officially declares the computer science or computer information systems major through the department office, he or she is assigned a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor assists the student in planning an academic program consistent with his/her educational goals. Each student's program is designed to optimize the chances of achieving these goals.

In addition, the faculty advisor assists the student in matters concerning career possibilities open to departmental majors. This assistance includes advice in obtaining information on job openings, locally and nationally. Information on graduate programs is also available to interested students.

Students should strive to choose a coherent set of courses aimed at achieving their educational goals. Suggested course sequences for all programs are presented in this Web site. An individual student's program should, however, be discussed with his or her faculty advisor. Each student is required to meet with his/her advisor each semester, to obtain approval for course selection before registering for the forthcoming semester. Students must study their Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) reports carefully, look at the schedule of classes, and make a preliminary selection of courses before seeking an appointment to see their advisors. It is suggested that students consider a minor or a second major in another discipline to complement their computer science or computer information systems major. Students should generally avoid taking more than two courses per semester that are noted as "extensive programming."

If you wish to declare a major in computer science or computer information systems, please contact Dr. K.B. Lakshmanan, Chair, Department of Computer Science, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420; Phone: (585) 395-2146.