Freshmen Advising Spring 2013

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Freshmen Advising Spring 2013

  1. 1. Computer Science Department Group Advising Meeting Spring 2013 Tim Richards (cua@cs.umass.edu) Lecturer / Chief Undergraduate Advisor
  2. 2. Today’s Goals• Today and Tomorrow – Courses you are taking – Courses you will be taking• Planning – Advisor & Tips – What you should be thinking about• Remove the hold on your account – Ask your questions
  3. 3. Courses You Are Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ Introductory sequence in Java programming
  4. 4. Courses You Are Taking ✓✗CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 Introductory sequence in Java programming
  5. 5. Courses You Are Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 Offered Summer 2013! ~9 week intensive version of the same course and topics. Introductory sequence in Java programming
  6. 6. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240
  7. 7. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Intensive Programming
  8. 8. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Intensive Programming Mathematical Foundations of Computing
  9. 9. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ Require 1 year of Calculus 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Intensive Programming Mathematical Foundations of Computing
  10. 10. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240BS-CMPSCI: Must take all 4 200-level cores.BA-CMPSCI: Must take at least 3 200-level cores.
  11. 11. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Recommended Sequence:CMPSCI 220 and CMPSCI 250
  12. 12. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Recommended Sequence:CMPSCI 230 and CMPSCI 240
  13. 13. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Bad Idea!
  14. 14. Courses You Will Be Taking ✓CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 ✓ 200-Level CoresCMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240Also, Bad Idea!
  15. 15. Courses You Will Be Taking CMPSCI 121 CMPSCI 187 200-Level Cores CMPSCI 220 CMPSCI 250 CMPSCI 230 CMPSCI 240 CMPSCI >=300 CMPSCI >=300 CMPSCI >=300 CMPSCI >=300 CMPS 300-Level and AboveBS-CMPSCI: Must take 8 to satisfy a track.BA-CMPSCI: Must take any 5.
  16. 16. BS-CMPSCI Tracks• General CMPSCI • Robotics, Vision, 7• Artificial Intelligence Graphics• Computer Architecture • Search & Data Mining• Networking • Security & Privacy• Programming • Software Engineering Languages & • Software Systems Compilers• Theory of Computation
  17. 17. Advisor & Tips• Your Advisor – Will be assigned over the Summer – Appear in Spire• Tips for Fall 2013 – Keep tracking form up-to-date! – Meet with you advisor! – Be prompt! – Visit ACE (does not replace advisor) – Bring your tracking form!
  18. 18. What you should be thinking about• Study Habits?• Attendance / Participation?• Office Hours?• How did my classes go?• What did I like/dislike?• Is CS for me?• Honors College: Departmental Honors?• Internships?
  19. 19. Get Involved!• ACM (http://umass.acm.org)• UMass Programming Team• CS Women• USpace• Leadership Committees – ACE Peer Advising – ROCKs Recruiting & Outreach• First Friday Events• REU Program
  20. 20. Hold Release and QuestionsFor more detailed questions or concernsplease send email to: cua@cs.umass.edu

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