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Undergraduate Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are here to help you connect with university resources and opportunities so that you can maximize your undergraduate experience.  We will assist you in exploring and declaring a physics major or minor, work with you to create an academic plan, and ensure that you understand graduation requirements such as general education, bachelor degree requirements, and course prerequisites.  We are here to help you navigate the U of U from admission to graduation, and everything in between.


Meet Your Advisor

Cyri Dixon

Crocker Science Center 240
(801) 587-0650 






A graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Physical Sciences Education, Cyri also has minors in physics and chemistry teaching. She is currently working on a Masters of Public Administration degree at the U. Originally from Idaho, she returned to Utah after living in the Midwest and teaching middle school science and engineering in Arizona. She loves camping, sports, Wonder Woman, and her dog, Roka.  Cyri is excited for the opportunity to work with students in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Utah.


Scheduling an Appointment

  • Declaring a department major or minor.
  • Explaining University graduation requirements, including general education, bachelor’s degree and course requirements for physics.
  • Developing an educational plan that includes scheduling, timing and using the Degree Audit system.
  • Connecting with University, College, and departmental opportunities and resources.
  • Evaluating physics transfer credits.
  • Navigating the system from admissions to graduation and everything in between.
  • Discussing anything regarding your education at the U of U.




Drop In Hours 

Spring Semester 2020

Monday: 1:00-3:00 pm

CSC Advising Hive

Tuesday: by appointment only

Wednesday: 9:00-11:00 am

CSC Advising Hive

Thursday: 2:00-3:00 pm

JFB 220

Friday: by appointment only



Changes to Drop In Hours:  

Wednesday, February 12th-

9:00-10:00 am

Thursday, February 13th-

no drop in hours 


Director of Undergraduate Studies

John Belz, Ph.D.
(801) 585-9620 

Professor John Belz is the Director of Undergraduate Studies. In this role, he also has the opportunity to meet with current and prospective students to discuss degree programs and opportunities in the Department.



Honors Faculty Advisor

Anil Seth, Ph.D.
(801) 585-7793

Professor Anil Seth is the Department of Physics and Astronomy's liaison to the Honors College. He can help you with finding research opportunities and is the person who will approve your Honors Thesis. Please meet with Professor Seth to discuss how Honors works with Physics and Astronomy.

Career and Professional Development

Crystal Cory
350 SSB
(801) 581-7993 

Crystal is the career coach for the College of Science. She can help you explore career opportunities, find internships, and introduce you to multiple career resources and tools.

Book an appointment now!






Preprofessional Advising

Students in physics desiring to enter the fields of medicine (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathy, optometry, etc.) or law are encouraged to meet with the Pre-professional advisors at the Academic Advising Center.

Schedule an appointment here!

Students in physics interested in entering the field of medicine are also encouraged to meet with Professor Richard Ingebretsen ( ) to review application materials.



Last Updated: 2/12/20