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Academic Advising

Academic advising is an integral part of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences’ (CECAS) commitment to help students meet their academic and personal goals. The college operates on a split-advising model.

A team of professional staff and faculty advisors work with first-year students in General Engineering to ensure that they are in the correct major and are making satisfactory academic progress. Students accepted into Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Geology are assigned to faculty advisors in those departments. These faculty advisors provide the same level of service throughout a student’s academic career.

Faculty and staff advisors begin working with students at new student orientation and continue to work closely with them throughout their academic career. Engineering students are assigned a new advisor once they enter the specific discipline their Sophomore year. 

Find out more about Academic Advising here.


For more than 20 years, the highly successful Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER) has paired minority freshmen with minority upperclassmen who serve as mentors and guides during the transition to college life. PEER also offers personal counseling, tips on study skills and time management, assistance with career planning and résumé review. There’s even help with general academic advising and job-related concerns.

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The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program began in 1995 as an outgrowth of PEER to encourage and support women as they prepare for, obtain and succeed in careers in science and engineering. WISE provides programs and services that help female students connect with other women in their major or field. Some of WISE’s services include:

  • Workshops and guest speakers
  • Academic advising and personal counseling
  • Career planning and preparation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Study hall and study groups
  • Tutoring
  • Lounge area
  • A subscription to the WISEUP electronic newsletter

If you’d like to find out more about WISE, visit

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