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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!

Schedule an Appointment with Your Advisor:

Cyri Dixon: Students with Last Names A-G

Jeremy Thomson: Students with Last Names H-Z and Physics Minors

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Meet Your Advisors


Cyri Dixon

(Students with Last Names A-G)

(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 recently graduated with a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah. Originally from Idaho, she returned to Utah after living in the Midwest and teaching middle school science and engineering in Arizona. She loves hot air ballooning, Wonder Woman, and her dog, Roka. Cyri enjoys helping students find their path, especially first generation and non-traditional students.

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Jeremy Thomson

(Students with Last Name H-Z and Physics Minors)

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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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.

Faculty Honors Advisor

Shanti Deemyad, Ph.D

311 JFB   |   (801)585-5955

Dr. Shanti Deemyad serves as liaison to the Honors College. She 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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