Students seeking advising in the Computer Science major should contact your assigned advisor. If you are unable to reach your advisor, please contact the Department Chair (see CS Faculty & Staff). Before your advising appointment, please consult the CS Advising Frequently Asked Questions and your Academic Requirements Report in MySSU.

Be aware that the CS Department is not your only advising resource: there are university-level advising resources available to you, and School of Science and Technology advising resources available.

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Advisor Office Hours
Faculty Contact Office Hours
Gurman Gill
Darwin 116G
(707) 664-2806
11:30 am-1:00 pm in-person
11:30 am-1:00 pm Zoom (via appointment)

Gill appointment sign-up

Mark Gondree
Darwin 116H
(707) 664-3854‬
10:00 am-11:30 am

Also available by appointment: Gondree appointment sign-up

Ali A. Kooshesh
Darwin 116F
(707) 664-2088
2:30 pm-4:00 pm in Darwin Lobby
10:45 am-12:00 pm in Darwin Lobby
Suzanne Rivoire
Darwin 116E
(707) 664-3337
1:15 pm-2:45 pm in Darwin 116E and via Zoom
11:30 am-12:45 pm in Darwin 116E and via Zoom
11:30 am-12:00 pm in Darwin 116E and via Zoom
Also available by appointment
Rivoire appointment sign-up page

Advising FAQs

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The Chair of the Computer Science Department, listed on the CS Faculty & Staff page.

No. There is a minimum grade requirement of C- for major courses that serve as prerequisites to other courses in the major.

No. All that is needed is to complete the Change of Major form to declare a Computer Science major.

In general, yes. You may contact the instructor of any course you are interested in taking without having met the prerequisites to discuss the specifics of your situation and to request waiving of the prerequisites.

There are a number of resources available to help in planning your course of study. Check out the CS Advising resources and the CS section of the SSU Catalog.

Yes. MySSU should show your assigned advisor. If it does not, please see Who can I speak with in the CS Department to learn more about the major? All CS faculty are happy to meet with students to discuss their courses, academics, career plans, graduate school, etc. Just come by the CS Department office...