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Minor Advising Appointment Options

Brian Miller and Tyrone Stewart are be available for advising, declaring, progress statements, and senior audits regarding minors.

Course Support Options

Instructional Assistants (IAs) are available for in-person drop-in advising in 1140 USB.

Faculty Advising

Instructors are available for office hours per the times and modalities stated on their course syllabi. Course-specific questions should be directed toward the instructor or graduate student instructor (GSI) of the course in question.

What is the Advising Structure in PCAS?

Brian Miller and Tyrone Stewart, will serve as Program Advisors, and are available for advising, declaring, progress statements, and senior audits regarding minors in Computing for Scientific Discovery and Computing for Expression. Appointment  options here. Quick questions may be directed to pcas.advising@umich.edu

Can I transfer credit toward the minor?

PCAS may approve transfer courses from other institutions toward minor requirements through the program’s transfer/exception credit approval process. Transfer courses may be applied toward your minor, but at least 9 of your total credit requirements for the minors must be completed in-residence (through U-M’s Ann Arbor Campus or U-M-AnnArbor Study Abroad). Contact pcas.advising@umich.edu for more information.

 

How do I declare a minor?

Starting winter 2024, any LSA student with a declared major may declare a minor after an advising appointment with a Program Advisor. Students in other colleges may need to wait until the minor is approved by their college.

Meet the PCAS Advisors

Brian Miller

Lecturer

Brian is a lecturer and advisor in the Program in Computing for the Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the role of computation in musical theory and practice, with publications on topics including computer improvisation and the stylistic modeling of jazz, the role of information theory in postwar music theory, and the semiotics of musical algorithms. 

Tyrone Stewart

Academic Program Manager

Tyrone is an advisor and the Academic Program Manager for the Program in Computing for the Arts and Science (PCAS). His duties span collaborative leadership and program management as well as developing an equitable and accessible environment for a diverse group of students, faculty and visitors. He is most excited about introducing a new way to engage with computing and its applications toward a liberal arts education.

Meet the PCAS Instructional Assistants

Lisa Dai

Lisa is from Novi, Michigan and is majoring in Computer Science and Art and Design. She is passionate about technology, art, and all things Michigan. Lisa can usually be found listening to new music, researching art in Detroit, or studying at the Ugli.

Alyssa Flak

Alyssa is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is majoring in Computer Science and Data Science. She is passionate about sports, spending time outdoors, and all things Michigan. Alyssa can usually be found picking up an iced coffee, researching technology, or studying at Hatcher Library. 

Rose Gerson

Rose is from Michigan and is majoring in Mathematics. She is passionate about Star Trek, knitting, and all things Michigan. Rose can usually be found baking, researching algebra, or studying in the math atrium.

Sooyoung Jo

Sooyoung is from South Korea and is majoring in Cognitive Science. She is passionate about music, reading, and all things Michigan. Sooyoung can usually be found cleaning, researching computing or studying at Hatcher Graduate Library.

Claire Keegan

Claire is from Kalamazoo, MI, and is majoring in Computer and Data Science. She is passionate about Disney, dancing, and all things Michigan. Claire can usually be found reading a book, researching justice in computing, or studying at the School of Kinesiology Building (or the PCAS office!). 

Travis McKeller

Travis is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is majoring in Computer Science. He is passionate about swimming, gaming, and all things Michigan. Travis can usually be found swimming at the NCRB, researching AI, or studying at the Union.

Michael McKenna

Mikey is from New York and is majoring in economics. He is passionate about taekwondo, gardening, and all things Michigan. Mikey can usually be found working in the USB, researching no-code app development or studying at the UgLi.

Abigail Marveline Taizar

Abigail is from Indonesia and is majoring in Computer Science. She is passionate about connecting with music, savoring different kinds of food, and all things Michigan. Abigail can usually be found napping, researching places to eat, or studying at Shapiro Library.

Ahmed Uddin

Ahmed is from Michigan and he is majoring in Business. He is passionate about sports, technology, and all things Michigan. Ahmed can usually be found hanging out with friends, researching current events or studying at the Ross building.

Selena Wang

Selena is from Novi, Michigan and is majoring in Computer Science-ENG. She is passionate about art, video games, and all things Michigan. Selena can usually be found drinking boba, eating No Thai, or studying at the Dude.