Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Courses & Course Descriptions


  • PRELIMINARY Fall 2020 Course List
  • Course Schedule
  • Course Descriptions
  • Course Schedule (PDF)
  • Course Descriptions (PDF)
  • Eligibility/Prereq Registration Information (PDF)


Offering Pattern Exceptions - Academic Year 2020-2021
(See Offering Pattern - Other helpful links below)



Spring 2020 - OVERRIDE Requests for CICS, COMPSCI and INFO courses

Process for students who require special permission to enroll in courses offered by the college.
There are CHANGES for some students, so please read Override Infomation to see how this affects you.

    Override Information  Override form for Spring 2020 is closed down as of 1/28/20 NOON.

    UPDATE (1/23/2020):  Many instructors will begin to CLOSE ENROLLMENT, which means further adds will cease, even if SPIRE shows available seats.  The first wave of courses to close has begun.  Once a course closes, it will be removed from the override form.


    The following course is on SPIRE, but is not set-up correctly (still a prerequisite issue).  Access to sections will be delayed temporarily (no override requests/registration) until the Faculty Senate approved prerequisite can be accommodated on SPIRE:

    • CICS 305 Social Issues in Computing, 3 credits (Junior Year Writing)
      • All sections


    FALL 2019


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    Courses outside the College

    Additional computer science-related courses are also offered in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMass and at nearby Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges. The Five College Course Catalog combines course schedule information from these colleges as well as UMass.