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Department of Computer ScienceAdvising

Welcome to the Computer Science program! We are eager to assist you as you begin your progress toward a degree in Computer Science.

You will learn how to apply your knowledge of mathematical sciences, natural sciences, programming fundamentals, and computational theory as you solve problems using software-engineering analysis, design, and development principles. We are here to aid you in becoming a successful student, scholar, and future Monarch alumnus.

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Undergraduate Advising

Advising support is provided to undergraduate students by a team of professionals who are specialists in areas of academic support.

Soad Ibrahim

Soad Ibrahim

Chief Departmental Advisor

Dr Soad Ibrahim is the Computer Science Chief Departmental Advisor. She is the primary advisor for all on-campus BSCS seniors (students with 90 earned credit hours or more). She manages all requests for catalog related clarifications and degree requirement exceptions, manages all transfer course equivalency evaluations, coordinates the CS Exit Exam, evaluates all candidates for graduation, advises all students minoring in computer science and web programming, and assists with the advising of all BSCS majors

Jeremiah Ammons

Jeremiah Ammons

Computer Science Advisor - Juniors and Transferring Students

Jeremiah Ammons is the primary advisor for students transferring 24 or more credit hours. He is also the primary advisor for all on-campus BSCS juniors (students who have earned 60 – 90 credit hours). He will become the primary advisor for traditional freshmen when they are able to enroll in MATH 211 and CS 250.

Mirta Williams

Mirta Williams

Computer Science Success Advisor

Mirta Williams is a coordinator for First Year Student Success. She manages all new student orientations, and assists students with academic progress through our 200-level programming courses. Advises students with less than 60 earned credit hours.

Prerequisite Structure

During the summer we ask that students make an appointment:

Janet Brunelle: Please visit https://www.cs.odu.edu/~brunelle/ for an up-to-date "drop-in" schedule or to make an appointment.

Thomas Kennedy: To schedule an appointment visit https://www.cs.odu.edu/~tkennedy/ and click the Schedule an Appointment button.

Students who are considering transferring to Old Dominion University may schedule pre-transfer advising appoints here. For additional information on transfer policy and guidelines, use the links below.

LeADERS connects students to courses and real-world experiences in the areas of: Leadership, Academic Internship, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Research, or Service Learning. Students complete courses in three, four, or five of these areas and develop a LeADERSePortfolio to showcase the employer-valued skills they gained through taking the courses listed below. Program graduates are recognized during commencement with bronze, silver, or gold LeADERS graduation medallions.

The CS 367-368, 411W, and 410 courses carry LeADERS designations.

Graduate Advising


Yaohang Li

Yaohang Li

Prospective Student Advising

Andrey Chernikov

Andrey Chernikov

Admitted Student Advising

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