Computer Science

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Undergraduate Advisement

General Questions:
Students who are not in the Computer Science or Computer Information Technology majors but who have general questions about the department and its programs should contact the Computer Science Department Office in JD 4503, phone 818-677-3398, or email . Students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Technology who are currently taking primarily lower division (100 and 200-level) courses should contact the College of Engineering and Computer Science Student Services Center in JD 1501. CS and CIT students with questions about upper division courses should contact a Computer Science Department faculty advisor, see the list below if you don't have a particular faculty in mind.  

Entering and Continuing Freshmen (mandatory advisement):
Freshmen students need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center in JD1501 or by calling 818-677-2191.

Entering Transfer Students (advisement is strongly recommended):
Students transferring courses from another college or university should make an appointment to see the department transfer advisor, Professor Shan Barkataki, by visiting JD 4503 or calling 818-677-3398. If you are transferring courses from a local community college, you should review the assist.org website before meeting with the transfer advisor so that you can be familiar with existing transfer credit agreements between CSUN and other local campuses. 

All 2nd Bachelors Students (mandatory advisement):
All post-baccalaureate students working on a 2nd bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Technology need to make an appointment to see the Computer Science Department chair, Professor Rick Covington, prior to registering for classes. Appointments can be made in JD 4503 or by calling 818-677-3398.

Graduate Students: 
Graduate students should make an advisement appointment with the Computer Science Department Graduate Coordinator, Professor Ani Nahapetian, by emailing her at

Academic Probation (mandatory advisement):
Students on academic probation need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center by visiting JD 1501 or calling 818-677-2191 for required advisement prior to registration.

Disqualified Students (mandatory advisement after receiving readmission letter):
Recently disqualified students and students with questions regarding their readmission academic contracts should make an appointment to see the Computer Science Department chair, Professor Rick Covington. Appointments can be made in JD 4503 or by calling 818-677-3398.

MEP/EOP Students (mandatory advisement):
Students participating in the MEP/EOP programs need to make an appointment with the CECS Student Services Center by visiting JD 1501 or calling 818-677-2191 for required advisement prior to registration.

Graduation Evaluations and Career Advisement by Faculty Advisors:
Approximately two semesters before graduation, all undergraduate students should meet with an academic advisor to complete a graduation evaluation. To visit with an advisor to discuss career advisement, the selection of senior electives, or graduation evaluation, please consult the following table. Students who wish to schedule an appointment should contact their advisor by email. To help expedite the appointment process, students should include their telephone number and their reasons for wishing to see their advisor in the email message. Note: Students may elect to stay with a previously assigned advisor or select a different faculty advisor, if that advisor agrees.

Student's Last NameFaculty AdvisorE-mailOffice
A-BBarnes, M JD 4443
C-EFitzgerald, S JD 4435
F-GGabrovsky, P JD 4427
H-JKaplan, A JD 4445
K-LLorentz, R JD 4403
M-NMcIlhenny, R JD 4413
O-PNoga, H JD 4429
Q-RPham, S JD 4419
S-UWang, T JD 4447
V-WWiegley, J JD 4407
X-ZZartoshty, B JD 4441

Second bachelor's students who need to complete a graduation evaluation should contact the Computer Science Department chair, Professor Rick Covington. Contact the office in JD 4503, at extension 3398, or email to schedule an appointment.

When meeting with an advisor for a graduation evaluation, come prepared with a recent Degree Progress Report and a list of planned courses for the remaining semesters before graduation.