As of July 2023, the Academic Senate and Provost have approved the Computer Science, or CS, major to be moved from the College of Letters and Science to the College of Engineering. 

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Computer Science Academic Advising

Advising Announcements

Who We Are

The Computer Science (CS) Undergraduate Advising team provides major academic advising to currently matriculated UCD undergraduate students in Computer Science (CS) and Computer Science & Engineering (CSE). CS Undergraduate Advisors partner with CS and CSE students to provide assistance on their academic journey. Our goal is to teach our students how to understand their academic requirements and navigate the university resources available to help them along the way. Advising is a collaborative process that will require each student to play an active role.



  • Appointments
  • Appointments are available to students declared in the CS and CSE majors only. If you are interested in changing majors, please visit our Change of Major webpage.

    If you are a CS/CSE major, visit our Appointments webpage.
  • Drop-in Hours (Via Zoom)
  • Drop-in hours are for declared CS and CSE majors only. If you are interested in changing to one of our majors, please attend a Change of Major Advising Session. You can view the upcoming dates and register on our Changing Majors webpage.

    Drop-in hours are 10-15 minute sessions for quick questions, for example, Spring 2024 graduation checks or schedules checks.

    CS UG Advising Upcoming Drop-in Hours:

    CS Advisors are working with incoming first year and transfer students. If you are a continuing student in the CS/CSE majors, please schedule an appointment! 

    Week of 7/8: 
    Week of 7/15 
    Tuesday                                  Closed

    To see a CS advisor during drop-ins, please join our Virtual Front Desk during our available drop-in hours.

    Questions about GE and university requirements should be directed to the College Dean’s Office Advisors. Please check their website for available drop-in hours.
    - CS/CSE majors: EUO Express Advising

  • Change of Major/Minor Advising Sessions
  • Change of Major Advising Sessions are only for students outside of the CS/CSE majors interested in changing majors into CS/CSE or adding a double major or minor in CS. If you are a currently declared CS/CSE student, please schedule an appointment to discuss the process for you to switch. 

    The advising sessions will cover:
    - Requirements to be eligible to change majors/double major and minor
    - P/NP rules
    - Taking courses at a community college
    - Advising resources
    - Open Q&A with an advisor

    Advising sessions are open to current UC Davis students only. You must be logged in to your UC Davis Zoom account to register. You can find steps to log into your UC Davis account here if needed.

    - Thursday, July 25th, 11:00am - 12:00pm - Register Here (intended for incoming first-year and transfer students)

    For more information on requirements to change to CS or CSE, please review our Change of Major webpage.


Student Advising Resources:


CS Advising Team

Christina Phan (she/her)
Peer Advisor

Andrea Abrahamson (she/her)
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Joe Clifford (he/him)
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Parinita Kumari (they/them)
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Kari Gage (she/her)
Undergraduate Program Manager