NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
Academic Advising & Course Registration
Do you have a passion for discovery? A burning need to figure out the "why?" to the challenges our world faces? Do you envision yourself changing the landscape of our world through innovation and research? You have a place at the College of Science.
We welcome all investigators, puzzlers, thinkers and problem solvers. Check out the programs we offer and the opportunities that await you. We look forward to welcoming you to campus, and we're here to help you succeed.
You must complete your New Student Virtual Orientation modules before you meet with an academic advisor. If you have questions about how to complete the Virtual Orientation modules, you can find more information here.
You can contact the Office of Orientation & Transition with further questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from your UMail account or by calling 801-581-7069.
Once you have completed your Virtual Orientation modules, please move on to the Academic Advising section below for information regarding your academic advising appointment.
Now that you have completed your New Student Virtual Orientation modules, you will be able to schedule an appointment for first semester course planning with one of our academic advisors. Use one of the links below to schedule an Orientation - First Semester Planning appointment with an advisor in your department.
Prior to your appointment, ensure that all of your transfer courses have been submitted for evaluation.
Departments & Majors
Biology is the science of life. Given the vast diversity of life on earth, it comes as no surprise that the study of biology has something to offer for every inquiring mind. An education in biology exposes undergraduate students to everything from the miniature molecular motors that power bacteria to whale conservation and the biology of global change.
B.A. or B.S. in Biology
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Biology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Cell & Molecular
- Ecology, Evolution, and Environment
- Genetics & Genomes
- Plant Biology
B.A. or B.S. in Biology Teaching
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Biology Teaching
Majoring in chemistry opens the door to many different pursuits including a myriad of positions as a chemists in private industry, government or education; pursuing professional training in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or other health-related fields; or working in areas such as environmental science and engineering, forensics, business and law.
B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Chemistry
- Atmospheric & Environmental
- Chemical Engineering
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Chemical Physics
B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry
B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry Teaching
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Chemistry Teaching
Mathematics is basic to science, engineering and any analytic endeavor. Mathematicians often work as part of a team of scientists and engineers who conduct research, solve problems, or develop products and systems in technology, industry, finance or business. Others continue studying mathematics in graduate school and conduct basic research in mathematics itself. A mathematics degree also provides a strong background for those who will pursue other interests, such as medicine or law.
B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Mathematics
- Mathematics of Computation
B.S. in Applied Mathematics
H.B.S. in Applied Mathematics
B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics Teaching
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Mathematics Teaching
Our program is one of the most rigorous at the University and our students and faculty are exhilarated by the difficult challenge of figuring out how the world works! Studying Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics is a very effective way to develop imagination, as well as critical and abstract thinking. In addition, it is important to develop a solid understanding of principles that govern science and technology, so as a society of well-informed citizens, we can make decisions on important issues, as the pace of scientific and technological development continues to increase dramatically.
B.A. or B.S. in Physics
H.B.A. or H.B.S. in Physics
- Applied Physics
- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Biomedical Physics
B.A. or B.S. in Physics Teaching
H.B.A. or H. B.S. in Physics Teaching
Frequently Asked Questions
You can expect a 30 minute meeting during which your academic advisor will help you figure out which classes to take in your first semester. You will have opportunities to go more in-depth with your advisor and create a full degree plan during first year mandatory advising in the spring semester.
Prior to your virtual advising appointment, ensure that:
- You have your FERPA pin.
- Your transfer courses have been submitted for evaluation (if applicable).
- Your transcripts have been sent to the University.
Please also note that while our academic advisors can hold your appointment via phone, video appointments are preferred because they allow for screen-sharing.
The Office of Orientation & Transition will remove your university hold after you complete their Canvas course. Your College of Science academic advisor will remove your college hold after you meet with them virtually for first semester course planning.
For details on the different class types and a tutorial on creating a fully online schedule, take a look at this video.
It depends on the major, but in general, College of Science majors are encouraged to spread their general education courses throughout their college career. Meet with an advisor to discuss your major and requirements specifically!
Course Planning Resources