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Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Regular academic advising is essential to your success as it keeps you on track to graduate. Meeting with your advisor at least once a semester will ensure that your educational goals and your career goals align. Contact your department representative to set up a time for a one-on-one meeting.

Academic Advising Contacts


Location Phone Contact
Bioengineering Peterson Hall 3100


Claudia Borke
Civil & Infrastructure Engineering ENGR 1300


Lisa Nolder
Computer Science and Applied Computer Science ENGR 4300 703-993-1530 CS Department
Cyber Security Engineering ENGR 2100 703-993-1670 CYSE Advising
Electrical Engineering and
Computer Engineering
ENGR 3100 703-993-1569 ECE Department
Information Technology ENGR 5400 703-993-3565 IST Department
Mechanical Engineering ENGR 3300 703-993-1712 Dr. Colin Reagle
Statistics ENGR 1705 703-993-9116 Dr. Elizabeth Johnson
Systems Engineering ENGR 2100 703-993-1670 SEOR Department
Undeclared & Undecided Students ENGR 2500 703-993-3088 Alison Bartnek

Bachelor of Applied Science


  • Cyber Security
  • Defense Information Systems Technology
  • Technology and Innovation
BRH 102 (SciTech Campus) 703-993-2799 Krystal Dains
Academic Plans

To provide students with the resources they need to plan for their time at Mason and in the Volgenau School of Engineering we have developed 4-year academic plans and degree worksheets. The plans contain course-by-course progression to graduation while the degree worksheets act as a check-list.

When used in combination with academic advising, these tools allow students to create their own personalized road map for success and degree completion.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Applied Computer Science


Bioengineering (Pre-Health concentration)

Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Cyber Security Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering


Systems Engineering

Undecided Engineering

2019-2020 Academic Plans

Accelerated Master's Program

If you have a strong GPA and have shown yourself to be a motivated student, the accelerated master’s path might be right for you. Students who pursue this program can graduate with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years, giving them a head start on a successful career. See your Undergraduate Academic Advisor for more details before you apply.

Pre-Orientation Advising for admitted Transfer Students

To prepare for your in-person Transfer Student Orientation, Mason offers the option to request a pre-orientation advising meeting with an academic advisor from your college or school.

If you seek pre-orientation advising, please be aware that not all the departments provide the service. If a department provides the service, however, you must first request a transcript evaluation from admissions. 

Pre-orientation advising is most effective after your transfer credits have been evaluated. Please continue to monitor your Patriot Web account after you submit your request. When your credits are reflected on your Mason transcript, contact your department to inquire if they are available for an appointment.

The school's academic advisors assist students in personal development and creating strategic course plans to meet the requirements of their majors and minors. Academic Advisors also suggest opportunities that can enhance their experience at Mason.