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Welcome to the Computer Science program! We are eager to assist you as you begin your progress toward a degree in Computer Science.

You will learn how to apply your knowledge of mathematical sciences, natural sciences, programming fundamentals, and computational theory as you solve problems using software-engineering analysis, design, and development principles. We are here to aid you in becoming a successful student, scholar, and future Monarch alumnus.

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Undergraduate Advising

Advising support is provided to undergraduate students by a team of professionals who are specialists in areas of academic support.

Janet Brunelle

Janet Brunelle

Chief Departmental Advisor

Janet Brunelle is the Chief Departmental Advisor who also coordinates the computer science undergraduate program. She coordinates the internship courses, supervises independent study courses, and manages course equivalency evaluations. Advises students with 60 or more credit hours.

Mirta Williams

Mirta Williams

Computer Science Success Advisor

Mirta Williams is a coordinator for First Year Student Success. She manages all new student orientations, and assists students with academic progress through our 200-level programming courses. Advises students with less than 60 earned credit hours.

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Coordinator, STEM Completion Initiatives

Morgan Morrison

Morgan Morrison

Director of Student Success - Distance Learning

Morgan Morrison coordinates the advising support services for Distance Learning students.

During the summer we ask that students make an appointment:

Janet Brunelle: Please visit https://www.cs.odu.edu/~brunelle/ for an up-to-date "drop-in" schedule or to make an appointment.

Thomas Kennedy: To schedule an appointment visit https://www.cs.odu.edu/~tkennedy/ and click the Schedule an Appointment button.

This is frequently a two stage process. After the Admissions Office receives an official transcript, an initial determination of transfer equivalence will be made. However, when it is unclear what the appropriate course equivalent is, the Admission Office awards only elective credit. A review of the course (via syllabus, text and work performed) can then be requested by the student at the appropriate department. Review of undergraduate Computer Science credits can be conducted by the undergraduate advisors in Computer Science.

LeADERS connects students to courses and real-world experiences in the areas of: Leadership, Academic Internship, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Research, or Service Learning. Students complete courses in three, four, or five of these areas and develop a LeADERSePortfolio to showcase the employer-valued skills they gained through taking the courses listed below. Program graduates are recognized during commencement with bronze, silver, or gold LeADERS graduation medallions.

The CS 367-368, 411W, and 410 courses carry LeADERS designations.

Graduate Advising


Yaohang Li

Yaohang Li

Prospective Student Advising

Danella Zhao

Danella Zhao

Admitted Student Advising

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-1:30 PM, First come first served, or email csgpd@odu.edu