Undergraduate Programs

As the only computing-focused school in the University of California system, the Bren School offers a broad array of undergraduate majors and minors in virtually every principal area within its three departments — Computer Science, Informatics and Statistics — as well as many interdisciplinary topics.

We invite you to explore the links on this page, which feature our courses, majors, and policies, as well as opportunities for student life in ICS. If you need assistance with specific questions about the undergraduate student experience, please contact our Office of Student Affairs, whose information is listed below.

Contact Information

Bren School Student Affairs
ICS Building, Suite 352 
Irvine, CA 92697-3430

Phone: (949) 824-5156
Fax: (949) 824-4163
E-mail: ucounsel@uci.edu


Student Affairs Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Questions submitted through e-mail will be reviewed by a peer academic advisor or undergraduate counselor.

  • Due to the volume of e-mails received, expect to wait a minimum of 2-3 business days for a response.
  • If your question is complex or time sensitive, we recommend that you come to walk-in hours or schedule an appointment.


Undergraduate Student Affairs Staff

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS STAFF
Kristine Bolcer

Director of Student Affairs

Neha Rawal

Associate Director of Student Affairs

Jessica Shanahan

Undergraduate Counselor

Michelle Nguyen

Undergraduate Counselor

Edna Valdez

Undergraduate Counselor

Joell Emoto-Johnson

Undergraduate Counselor

Kaelyn Costa

SAO Assistant

Lumen Hwang

Instructional Support Manager


PEER ACADEMIC ADVISORS
Byron Padilla

Peer Academic Advisor

Harit Desai

Peer Academic Advisor

Kelly Zhang

Peer Academic Advisor

Kevin Ke

Peer Academic Advisor

Peer counselors have completed intensive training from the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Bren School's SAO counselors. They are available for walk-in advising in the ICS Student Affairs Office (CS Building 1, Ste. 352) during the regular academic year only.

Most walk-ins during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters will be with a Peer Academic Advisor. For more information on when appointments and walk-ins are available and how the types of meeting differ, please see the Appointments and Walk-In Advising page.

 


» Career Counseling

Career Counseling is available in the ICS Student Affairs office.  Students can meet with Mark Carolino on a walk-in basis during these hours:

Thursday: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

*There will be no drop-ins on the following days: 1/26 and during finals week.

Career Counseling drop-ins are available to discuss any career-related concerns such as finding internships, full-time jobs, resume review, or exploring career options.

Mark also does drop-in hours at the Career Center on Mondays from 1-2pm and Thursday from 11-12pm.

Students may also sign up for an appointment with Mark using Zotlink.  Please note that appointments typically book 1-3 weeks in advance based on demand.

 


» Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Gopi Meenakshisundaram

Please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at adsa@ics.uci.edu to discuss concerns (not related to specific academic advising), or share your thoughts and recommendations about any aspect of the Bren School's undergraduate program.

Associate Dean Meenakshisundaram holds weekly office hours in the Bren School Student Affairs Office (SAO), ICS, Suite 352. Please call the SAO's front desk at (949)824-5156 to find out his hours of availability.