Science and Engineering Academic Resources

Your academic success is our top priority. Please click any of the options below to learn more about tutoring and student resources that are available to you.

Not sure where to get started? Visit the CSE Student Success Center. Trained advisors are available to guide you from your first steps on campus to your final steps across the graduation stage.

For CSE students

Chemistry Peer Assistance Center


    • PAC Tutoring - Dow 265
      • Orgo & Gen Chem: 12-2 p.m. (Emma)
      • Gen Chem: 12-3 p.m. (Jonah)
      • Analy. & Gen Chem: 2-4 p.m. (Bryce)
    • S.I. Tutoring
      • CHM 131 - Dow 175 - 4:30-6 p.m.
      • CHM 345 - Dow 136 - 5-7 p.m.
      • CHM 132 - Dow 107 - 6:30-8 p.m.
      • CHM 346 - Dow 170 - 7:30-9 p.m.


    • PAC Tutoring - Dow 264
      • Orgo & Gen Chem: 4-6 p.m. (Emma)
      • Analytical & Gen Chem: 3:30-6 p.m. (Bryce)


    • PAC Tutoring - Dow 265
      • Analy. & Gen Chem: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Bryce)
      • Orgo & Gen Chem: 12-2 p.m. (Emma)
      • Gen Chem: 12-3 p.m. (Jonah)
      • Analy. & Gen Chem: 2-4 p.m. (Bryce)
    • S.I. Tutoring
      • CHM 131 - Dow 175 - 4:30-6 p.m.
      • CHM 345 - Dow 136 - 5-7 p.m.
      • CHM 346 - Dow 170 - 7:30-9 p.m.


    • PAC Tutoring - Dow 265
      • Orgo & Gen Chem: 4-7 p.m. (Emma)
    • S.I. Tutoring
      • CHM 132 - Dow 107 - 6:30-8 p.m.


    • S.I. Tutoring
      • CHM 131 - Dow 170 - 3:30-5 p.m.

    * No S.I. tutoring during student breaks

    Check the white board in Dow 265 for PAC schedule during breaks

    Faculty office hours

    Faculty provide office hours every week for students to come and ask questions and receive feedback on their assignments/exams. This is a great time to get more one on one interaction with your faculty members and because they are the experts in their area of study, they are very helpful in answering questions and explaining topics.

    Tutoring services

    • Up to 3 hours of tutoring is available for most 100, 200, 300 level courses. Tutoring begins the second week of classes and ends the week before final exams.
    • Email for more information.

    CPS/ITS tutoring

    Pearce Hall.  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 5-10 p.m. and Sundays 12-5 p.m.

    EGR and IET tutoring

    Please contact your professor for assistance.

    Geography and Environmental Studies tutoring

    Contact your professor for assistance.

    Geology tutoring

    Physics tutoring

    • PHY 130, PHY 131, PHY 145, PHY 146
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Sunday 6-9 p.m. in Dow 231A.

    Resources for all students

    Below you'll find information about departments and resources available to all students, regardless of major or academic interest.

    Career Development Center

    • The Career Development Center will assist students in choosing a major, connecting with major careers, internships, and job search resources. Students can also participate in Mock Interviews and have cover letters and resume's critiqued.
    • Ronan 240
    • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    CMU Writing Center

    • The Writing Center is a free resource to provide assistance with writing, at any level, for all students.
    • Park Library 360 - Located on the south end of the 3rd floor
    • Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Sunday 5-8 p.m.
    • 989-774-2985

    Counseling Center

    • Free services provided to enrolled CMU students including confidential individual counseling or referral for:
      • Anxiety, depression, homesickness, loneliness, identity concerns, sexual orientation, strengthening coping skills, alcohol/drug abuse, eating concerns
      • Couples concerns, family stress, grief/loss techniques, relapse prevention, primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence, stalking and harassment
      • Improving academic success by reducing stress and focused anxiety
    • Counseling Center services are located in Foust Hall 102 - By Appointment.

    Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center

    • The Volunteer Center has a variety of programs such as Adopt-A-Grandparent, Alternative Breaks, America Reads, Lunch Buddies, and Safer Sex Patrol.
    • Bovee University Center 106 | 989-774-7685
    • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Mathematics Assistance Center

    Help and tutoring options are available in person and online. Learn more about the Mathematics Assistance Center.

    McNair Scholarship Program

    • The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair Scholars are from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate strong academic potential. Program staff work closely with the scholars through their undergraduate career, providing training for entrance into graduate programs and track their progress through the successful completion of advanced degrees.
    • Robinson Hall 118
    • 989-774-1424
    • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Office of Student Activities and Involvement

    Personal statement materials

    Presentation Skills Center

    • Park Library 308: Sunday - Wednesday 3-8 p.m.
    • Consultants at the Presentation Skills Center will brainstorm and provide feedback, offer strategies for managing speech stress, provide suggestions for researching topics and help you record your speech.

    Supplemental Instruction

    • Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly peer-led review session for students taking historically difficult courses at CMU. Each session is led by a leader, a student who previously excelled in the course. Attend the class to take notes and discuss important concepts.
    • Ronan 250
    • 989-774-3465

    Student Disability Services

    • CMU is committed to providing students with disabilities the academic accommodations and auxiliary aids necessary to ensure access to all university services, programs, and activities.
    • Student Disability Services - Park Library 120
    • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Student Ombuds Office

    • An Ombudsperson is a confidential and off-the-record resource for students who can assist with the resolution of disputes, conflict management, and problem solving. Students can benefit from connecting with the Student Ombuds Office in a variety of ways, including: gaining assistance with conflicts, general information-seeking or simply finding someone to talk to.

    Study Abroad

    • Study Abroad offers a unique opportunity to take classes in nearly 50 countries on 6 continents. Students can choose a low-cost program and pay CMU tuition.
    • Ronan 330
    • 989-774-4308