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Academic Advising

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

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

Continuing students in chemistry and the ten engineering disciplines are assigned faculty members who monitor their academic progress and help them select courses at each registration period. Faculty and staff advisors begin working with students at new student orientation and continue to work closely with them throughout their academic career.

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.

Every summer, PEER offers its Math Excellence Workshop (MEW) to all incoming minority students majoring in computer science, engineering, the life sciences, the physical sciences or mathematics. MEW pays all expenses for committed students to take either the calculus or pre-calculus class required for their major. In many cases, MEW participants average much higher grades than other students in their math classes. Even better, they find they’re prepared with the knowledge and study skills they need to master the technical classes ahead.

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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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