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Academic Advising

Academic Advisors are here to help you connect with university resources and opportunities so that you can maximize your undergraduate experience. We are a friendly face and a part of your team for success. 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!

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Jeremy Thomson

Jeremy received degrees in English Teaching and Psychology from the University of Utah. He taught middle and high school English in Salt Lake County. While he was born in Washington State he moved around a lot and has lived in Oregon, Idaho, and now Utah. People are his passion and he loves getting to know anyone and everyone. In his free time he games, reads, and writes, frequently while being tormented by his cats Loki and Plum. Jeremy likes helping students and is more than happy to spend his time planning with students.

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Isaac Reyes Altamira

Isaac received his bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has worked in higher education as a financial aid counselor, financial aid processor, and now as an academic advisor. Isaac is originally from Mexico but grew up in Southern California and now lives in Utah. In his spare time, he likes to play and watch sports like basketball and soccer but specially loves to spend time with his family. He has seen the positive impact that higher education has had on his life and enjoys helping current students reach their own educational goals.

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Why should I meet with an advisor?

  • Building a support system on campus.
  • 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.
  • Navigating the system from admissions to graduation and everything in between.
  • Overcoming challenges in academics and outside of the classroom.
  • Discussing anything regarding your education at the U of U.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Anil Seth, Ph.D.

330 INSCC   |   (801) 585-7793

Dr. Anil Seth 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.

Departmental Honors Liaison

Jordan Gerton

464 INSCC   |   801-585-0068

Jordan Gerton serves as liaison to the Honors College. He can help you with finding research opportunities and is the person who will approve your Honors Thesis.

Career & Professional Development

Erik Carino

350 SSB   |

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

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