Department of Computer Science


Student advising is an important element of your success as a student. Advising can guide you to take the best courses for your ability level and to ensure you are progressing optimally toward your degree completion.

All of us in the Computer Science Department take advising seriously!

Each student in the department is automatically assigned an advisor upon declaring their major. (Students in a minor program or a certificate program also receive an advisor.)

Students may change advisors based on career interests and preference.

If you are a new student or need assistance in finding your advisor, contact the office at (207) 780-4499 or visit us at 106E Science Building, Portland Campus near the Planetarium entrance.

You are encouraged to stop by and check in with your advisor anytime.

At a minimum, students should consult with their advisors each semester before preregistering for the next semester to ensure that all degree requirements are being addressed. A student may also meet with his or her advisor or the administrative assistant to help find university resources and generally navigate university procedures. The student's advisor is the chief point person and advocate for the student. Whenever you are unsure about what you should do, contact your advisor or the administrative assistant for guidance.

Be prepared! To chart your degree progress, be sure to use the COS Major Checklist that matches your matriculation year. Here is a copy of the current 2020-2021 Curriculum Checklist.