Policies and Procedures

Declaring the CIS and MACS Majors

Students who wish to declare a CIS or MACS major should first go to the CIS Department to schedule a meeting with a faculty advisor who will help with course selection and overall planning. Don't forget to bring your student ID card.

Declaring the CIS and CIT Minors

Students who wish to declare the CIS minor should do so before enrolling in CIS 313 or other upper division CIS courses.

Students who wish to declare the CIT minor should do so before enrolling in CIT 381 or other upper division CIT courses.

Please go to the CIS Department Office to fill out the necessary forms.

Contact Anton Matschek, the Undergraduate Coordinator, for more information.

Satisfactory Progress in the CIS / MACS Major

Lower Division

Students must earn grades of B- or higher in CIS 210, 211, 212 and in Math 231 and 232 for automatic advancement to upper-division CIS courses.

Students with at most one C (any level) in the lower division required courses and no other warning signs regarding preparedness for upper division courses (for example, repeated courses or other low grades) may submit a prerequisite override request to continue in the major.  Students should be aware that requests are not automatically approved; approval depends on individual circumstances and will be conditional. 

Students who receive a prerequisite override to register for a 300-level class must earn a grade of B- or better in that class. Any grade below B- in a class for which an override was given, will be treated as a grade below C-  in an upper division core course.

Upper Division

All upper-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Unless otherwise indicated, all required coursework used to satisfy major requirements must be taken graded. At least 12 credits of CIS upper division elective courses numbered 410 or higher must be taken graded.

Students who receive two grades below C- in upper-division core courses, or three grades below C- in upper division elective CIS classes, will be removed from the major.

 

Minimum Grade Requirements for the CIS and CIT Minors

All required coursework for the CIS minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Unless otherwise indicated, all coursework used to satisfy the CIS minor requirements must be taken graded.

Lower division coursework for the CIT minor must be completed with a grade of B- or better. Upper division courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Unless otherwise indicated, all coursework used to satisfy the CIT minor must be taken graded.

Major Progress Review

CIS majors are required to meet with an advisor and file the 

 while enrolled in the 300-level upper-division core. If you have not already done so, you must specify your track at that time.

MACS majors are required to meet with an advisor and file the 

 while enrolled in the 300-level upper-division core, including at least one course from the CIS and the Math department.

Petitions

Exceptions or modifications to departmental requirements may be requested via written 

 to the Undergraduate Education Committee. It is expected that you will have discussed the matter with a CIS Faculty advisor.

Prerequisites

Admission to a given CIS course requires completion of all the prerequisites listed in the UO Catalog. Waiver of a prerequisite is possible only through a 

 to the Undergraduate Education Committee.

Prerequisite Override Requests

Prerequisite Override Requests should be submitted 10 days before the registration time for which the student needs that exception.

Students with at most one C in the lower division required courses may submit a prerequisite override request to continue in the major. Other warning signs regarding preparedness for upper division courses for example, repeated courses or other low grades are taken into consideration. 

Students who receive a prerequisite override to register for a 300-level class must earn a grade of B- or better in that class. Any grade below B- in that class for which an override was given will be treated as a grade below C-  within major requirements. (See Satisfactory Progress Policy above)

Students should be aware that requests are not automatically approved; approval depends on individual circumstances and will be conditional.

 

Academic Honesty

When you turn in a paper with your name on it, you are stating that it is your work (or your team's work, in the case of team learning) exclusively, so please make sure that it is.

To turn in another's work under your name is plagiarism, and qualifies as academic dishonesty. The results can be quite serious. Basing your assignment on work done in a previous year is also prohibited, as is using the work of students not presently enrolled in the course. Also, do not hand your work over to another student to read. If you allow anyone to copy your work, in part or in whole, you are liable as well.

Academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on exams, etc.) is a serious violation of the rules of fair play; the consequences can be both severe and permanent, up to and including expulsion.