Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Manning CICS Information Sessions for Prospective Undergraduates


We are so pleased you are interested in learning more about the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) community!

This summer we are hosting information sessions online on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Please send any questions or let us know which session you plan to attend by e-mailing futureugrads [at] cics.umass.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!


Meet our student guides



Brady Callaghan

Hometown: Danbury, CT
Major/Minor: Double major in Computer Science and Physics
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 326 Web Programming and COMPSCI 220 Programming Methodology
Internships/Research: AI and Machine Learning Intern at Sonalysts, Inc.; working in a physics lab programming simulations involving coupling oscillators. 
Co-curricular Activities/interests: Playing the tuba and guitar, and golfing
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: I love the sense of community and friendship that I have found in my CICS classes and UMass as a whole. All of my CICS courses have been both enjoyable and excellent in progressing my skills and creating opportunities for me!

Meghana Vadassery

meghana vadassery

Hometown: Westford, MA
Major/Minor: Double major in Computer Science and English
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 230 Computer Systems Principles, COMPLIT 131H Brave New World (Honors), ECON 104 Intro to Macroeconomics, ART-HIST 110 Survey: Renaissance - Modern Art, COMPSCI 240 Reasoning Under Uncertainty
Co-curricular activities/interests: Treasurer of UMass Theater Guild, member of The Scribe (literary magazine in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts), music
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: UMass is such a large school with so many opportunities, be it academically or socially. I enjoy attending different clubs, exploring my different interests, and meeting new people constantly.

Cyril bou-harb

Major/Minor: Double major in Computer Science and Mathematics, Member of Commonwealth Honors College
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 187 Programming with Data Structures, COMPSCI 250 Introduction to Computation (Discrete Math), COMPSCI 383 Artificial Intelligence, MATH 132 Calculus II, MATH 235 Linear Algebra
Co-curricular activities/interests: Soccer, music, podcasts, F1 racing, reading.
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: At UMass, you have access to all the resources essential to your success, including Undergraduate Course Assistants (UCAs) and Teaching Assistants (TAs), Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders, one-on-one tutoring, and office hours. In addition, the University offers a wide range of computer science groups, such as the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and Cybersecurity Club, that foster learning and community. Personally, I've benefitted from one-on-one tutoring, which helped me improve my programming skills and grades. These resources have allowed me to explore different ares of computer science and find my passion and have allowed me to make friends with similar interests. UMass truly provides everything you need to succeed in computer science.

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Hometown: Manchester, NH
Major/Minor: Computer Science major, Mathematics minor
Favorite Course(s) at UMass: COMPSCI 230 Computer Systems Principles, COMPSCI 311 Algorithms, COMPSCI 377 Operating Systems
Internships/Research: TechStart Intern at Liberty Mutual; researched Alzheimer's disease brain degredation in the Early Research Scholars Program 
Co-curricular activities/interests: South Asian Students Association (SASA), Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), Women in Informatics and Computer Science (WICS), dancing, hiking, working out
Something I love about CICS/UMass Amherst: UMass Amherst is my home away from home, and I love meeting new people and learning both inside and outside the classroom. With all of the academics, clubs, the beautiful campus and the surrounding area, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


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Three major options:

Transfer Credit:

University (General Education) requirements

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Accelerated (4+1) Master's Degree in Computer Science

Bay State Programs (Scholarships for Master’s Degree)


Student Organizations:



Other links you may find useful:

Campus maps 

New CICS Building - opening Spring 2025!

CICS Pictures