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Achieving a degree in the College of Science can be challenging. Faculty and staff are here to help you succeed!

Below are some services that are intended to empower students to succeed in their course content and develop transferable skills to help them in their academic careers.

Top 5 tips from College of Science advisors:


1. Go to class – and participate.
Class attendance actually does affect your grade. Exams are sometimes based on lectures and not chapters of the book, so it is important to be present in class. Also, instructors will sometimes make important announcements during class pertaining to assignments and exams.

2. Learn how to take notes.
The Learning Center can help you improve on note-taking strategies. Develop good study habits by reviewing your notes often, and writing down questions you have to address with the instructor.

3. Utilize a planner or electronic calendar.
Time management is critical to becoming a successful student. Write down deadlines for items that involve classes, study time, campus activities, and work obligations. Here is the University of Utah’s Academic Calendar for important dates for registration, finals, etc.

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – and don’t wait until it’s too late.
Reach out to instructors, TAs, and LAs during their office hours to get help with assignments and other issues relating to the class. Make an appointment with an advisor, and utilize the tutoring resources below!

5. Don’t give up!
We know college can be hard, and life often throws additional challenges your way. You can do this, and we are here to help.

Student Resources

Forms and Tools

COS Advisors are here to help. Make an appointment for a virtual session.

Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS


The University of Utah and the College of Science have limited emergency funding for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need of emergency funding, please apply through this link

 

The College of Science offers a number of scholarship opportunities for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students. All scholarship applications may be found through Academic Works, the University's scholarship application portal.

 

It is highly recommended that all students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine what state or federal aid for which you may be eligible, including work-study opportunities and grants.

First-year and transfer students must have an active Campus Information Services (CIS) account and University E-mail account (UMail) before applying for scholarships.

Have questions about scholarships and financial aid? Make an appointment with an advisor!

Financial Aid

University of Utah Financial Aid services for students.

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ACCESS Program

A path to STEM success for first year and transfer students.

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Goldwater Scholarship

Goldwater scholarships for freshmen, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Academic Advising

 

Academic Advising


Fall 2020 Update: The Advising Hive will remain closed for the Fall 2020 semester. Please make virtual appointments using the links below. Your advisors are also available via email and phone. Hover over or click on the advisors in each department for their contact information.

 

The Advising Hive
Crocker Science Center, Room 240
office@science.utah.edu

Weekly Virtual Pop-In Hours:

Mondays, 1 - 3 PM

All departments will be available for quick questions during these hours each week. Enter one of the virtual waiting rooms via the buttons below.


Biology Advisors

Denise Brenes

Biology Advisor
 801-581-6244
 denise.brenes@utah.edu

Denise Brenes

Biology Advisor
Building 44, Room 135, >> HOURS
 801-581-6244
 denise.brenes@utah.edu

Jessica Vernon

Biology Advisor
 801-581-6244
 jessica.vernon@utah.edu

Jessica Vernon

Biology Advisor
Building 44, Room 135, >> HOURS
 801-581-6244
 jessica.vernon@utah.edu

Mark Campbell

Biology Advisor
 801-581-6244
 mark.a.campbell@utah.edu

Mark Campbell

Biology Advisor
Building 44, Room 135, >> HOURS
 801-581-6244
 mark.a.campbell@utah.edu

Nicole Shoup

Biology Advisor
 801-581-6244
 nicole.shoup@utah.edu

Nicole Shoup

Biology Advisor
Building 44, Room 135, >> HOURS
 801-581-6244
 nicole.shoup@utah.edu

Chemistry Advisors

Tascha Knowlton

Chemistry Advisor
 801-585-7284
 natascha.knowlton@utah.edu

Tascha Knowlton

Chemistry Advisor
HEB 2112 HOURS
 801-585-7284
 natascha.knowlton@utah.edu

Emily Platt

Chemistry Advisor
 801-587-0645
 emily.platt@utah.edu

Emily Platt

Chemistry Advisor
CSC 240 HOURS
 801-587-0645
 emily.platt@utah.edu

Mathematics Advisors

Angie Gardiner

Mathematics Advisor
 801-581-6837
 advisor@math.utah.edu

Angie Gardiner

Mathematics Advisor
LCB 214, >> HOURS
 801-581-6837
 advisor@math.utah.edu

Natasha Carlton

Mathematics Advisor
 801-587-0648
 advisor@math.utah.edu

Natasha Carlton

Mathematics Advisor
CSC 240 HOURS
 801-587-0648
 advisor@math.utah.edu

Physics & Astronomy Advisor

Cyri Dixon

Physics & Astronomy Advisor
 801-587-0650
 cyri.dixon@utah.edu

Cyri Dixon

Physics & Astronomy Advisor
CSC 240 HOURS
 801-587-0650
 cyri.dixon@utah.edu

General Education Requirement Form

If you see transfer courses on your Degree Audit that you think should clear General Education requirements, but aren’t doing so, and you are a College of Science major, please submit the General Education Requirement petition form.


 

Academic Resources

Resources for academic success.

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Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid

Scholarships for first-year, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Late Withdrawals

Withdrawal instructions and downloadable Petition forms.

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Student Wellness

Tools for you to maintain a safe and healthy life both in and out of class.

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Student Visas

Proposed changes in visa restrictions have been rescinded.

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Science Ambassadors

science ambassadors


Our College of Science Ambassadors are a group of University of Utah students who are passionate about science and their education. Ambassadors participate in recruitment events including Red White and U day, College of Science events, high school visits, and other STEM recruitment programs, where they assist and communicate with prospective College of Science students.


Alex

Science Ambassador

Alex

Science Ambassador
Hello! I'm Alex, a fourth-year student pursuing a BS in Biology with a Cell and Molecular emphasis and minors in Chemistry and African American Studies. I was born in Venezuela but have lived in Salt Lake for the majority of my life. I am currently a student researcher in Dr. Martin Tristani-Firouzi's lab where I use molecular biological processes to investigate the genetic components of Familial Atrial Fibrillation. My passions include social justice, travel, and family.

Anna

Science Ambassador

Caitlin

Science Ambassador

Caitlin

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin, and I am in my second year pursuing an HBS degree in Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis. I’m originally from Richland, WA – and no, that’s not near Seattle. I’m currently involved in Dr. Sophie Caron's research lab studying the olfactory system in Drosophila (fruit flies). In my free time, I love spending time with friends, hiking, camping and trying new things! I love meeting new people, so stop and say hi if you see me around campus!

Corvin

Science Ambassador

Corvin

Science Ambassador
My name is Corvin. I am majoring in Biological Chemistry and Biology and am currently in my second year. I am an avid skier and spend as much time as possible up in the mountains. My goal is to pursue a PhD/MD and eventually become an oncologist in a research lab or teaching hospital.

Harini

Science Ambassador

Kenzie

Science Ambassador

Kenzie

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Kenzie and I am a sophomore majoring in math. I am getting a double minor in linguistics and economics. I love taking fun ESSF classes, going to math-department events, traveling, and being a student at the U!

Mary

Science Ambassador

Mary

Science Ambassador
My name is Mary and I am originally from Denver, Colorado. I am a first year double majoring in Math and Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication. With my degrees, I aim to focus more on the communication and presentation side of science, such as modeling epidemiology or climate change. I am in the Honors College here at the U. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rafting, hanging out with friends, and adventuring. I am super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador and share my love for science with others!

Sahana

Science Ambassador

Sahana

Science Ambassador
Hi, I’m Sahana. I’m a local Utahn from Sandy and am so excited to be attending the University of Utah. I’m a first year student double majoring in Honors Mathematics and Computer Science. I am looking forward to combining the power of computing with the intricacies of mathematics. While I love all things STEM, I hope to use my knowledge to solve real life problems and bring social reform. My recent computer science research with Dr. Suresh and in conjunction with the ACLU of Utah does just that by using web scraping and data querying to understand trends and identify potential flaws in Utah’s county jails. In my free time, I enjoy performing and teaching Indian classical dance. I also love animals and can talk your ear off with different fun facts. If you ever see me around campus, please introduce yourself! I would be happy to help anyway I can-except with directions!

Sophia

Science Ambassador

Sophia

Science Ambassador
My name is Sophia and I am from Redondo Beach, California. I am a fourth year at the U double majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Genomics and Social Work with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to one day pursue an M.D./Ph.D to work in translational medicine. I am currently a student researcher in the McMahon/Kinsey Lab studying pancreatic and colorectal cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. I love weight training at the gym, any water sport (surfing, sailing, swimming), and RuPaul’s Drag Race/Dragula.

Tayla

Science Ambassador

Tayla

Science Ambassador
My name is Tayla. I am in my second year pursuing a Biology degree with a Neurobiology Emphasis and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. I was born and raised in Utah and originally from Herriman, Utah. After my undergrad, I hope to be accepted into an MD-PhD program. With this dual degree, I will be able to combine my love for medicine with research. I am currently doing research in Dr. Sophie Caron's neuroscience lab and I get to work with Drosophila (fruit flies) as an animal model. During my free time, I enjoy long-distance running, hiking, exercising, going to sporting events, eating Asian food, and volunteering.

Warren

Science Ambassador

Warren

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Warren, and I am starting my second year at the U pursuing a Biology major with a Physiology and Anatomy emphasis and a Chemistry minor. After graduating, I plan to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. program with a research-focused surgical practice. At present, I work in Dr. Hong Mu’s immunology research laboratory as an undergraduate research assistant, exploring immunological pathways and analyzing the effects of environmental factors, specifically Mycoplasma arthritidis mitogen, on the induction and proliferation of rheumatoid arthritis. I also spend at least one day a week working in procedure rooms or the operating room in Endoscopy at the University of Utah medical center. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking, skiing, kayaking, exercising, stargazing, and baking!

Alice

Science Ambassador

Alice

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Alice and I’m from Northern California. I’m a sophomore at the U double majoring in Chemistry and International Studies, with a minor in Chinese. Currently I work as an undergraduate researcher in the Puri Lab where we study how bacteria interact with the environment and each other, and how bacteria produce anti-fungal and anti-cancer compounds. Outside of school and research, I love hiking, skiing, playing piano, and volunteering with the American Chemical Society.

Brian

Science Ambassador

Brian

Science Ambassador
Hi, I'm Brian! I am a freshman majoring in physics and piano performance. I'm from Syracuse - Utah, not New York - and I love books, food, and board games. I play piano and cello, and between the two of my majors, I spend far more time locked alone in a practice room or laboratory than is healthy for any sane human being, but I also love being around friends and other people. I am a part of the U's Center for Acoustic Cooling Technology, and build and test thermoacoustic engines. Whether you see me walking around with or without the bow tie, come say hello!

Candace

Science Ambassador

Candace

Science Ambassador
My name is Candace and I am a junior majoring in astrophysics and anthropology. I am from Layton, Utah. I love planning, reading, and origami!

Ella

Science Ambassador

Ella

Science Ambassador
Hey there! My name is Ella and I am entering my junior year at the University of Utah. I am a Chemistry major with a double emphasis in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Biology. Once I graduate with my HBS, I would like to attend graduate school, possibly out of the country if I can swing that. I tend to spend my infrequent free time training on the aerial hoop, going down Googling rabbit holes about random science facts, or trying to catch up on reading all of the classics I missed by not taking AP Lit. If you see me around campus, feel free to ask me questions about chemistry or just say hello!

Jacob

Science Ambassador

Jacob

Science Ambassador
My name is Jacob! This is my fourth year at the U. I'm studying Applied Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Spanish. I plan on working in cryptography and then teaching high school. I love to sing, dance, read, and just hang out.

Liz

Science Ambassador

Liz

Science Ambassador
My name is Liz, and I am originally from Chicago, Illinois (The Windy City, best deep-dish pizza and hotdogs, and home of the Chicago Cubs)! Currently, I’m a Senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology. My plan is to attend the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy, earn a PharmD/PhD, and spread the knowledge of pharmaceuticals to anyone willing to listen. What makes me so special you ask? I enjoy video games, coaching volleyball, all things summer, watching baseball games, building forts with my daughter, and have a passion for science!

Michelle

Science Ambassador

Michelle

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am originally from South Korea. I will be starting my senior year this Fall 2020 with a major in Biology with a Genetics & Genomic Emphasis and a minor in Chemistry. I am also in the Honors College. I’m currently working in Dr. Nitin Phadnis’s lab on studying sex-ratio traits in D. pseudoobscura. Other than research and studying, I enjoy running, baking (gluten-free!), climbing, reading, and spending time with my cats. I’m excited to share my passion for the sciences this year!

Shaistah

Science Ambassador

Shaistah

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Shaistah and I am from Sandy, Utah. I’m a second year pursuing an honors double major in Health, Society, and Policy and Biology along with minors in Chemistry and Medical Humanities. With my degrees, I aim to focus on both the humanities and scientific aspects of medicine and I plan to pursue medical school after graduating. In the future, I hope to volunteer my time as a physician serving the most vulnerable populations abroad. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family.

Sydney

Science Ambassador

Sydney

Science Ambassador
Hi! I’m Sydney and I am starting my second year as a Chemistry major with an emphasis in Biology on the pre-med track. I am involved in research through the Velayutham Lab in the Department of Nutrition. In my free time I like to snowboard, climb and paint.

Tushig

Science Ambassador

Tushig

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Tushig and I’m currently a sophomore pursuing an Honors Biology Degree with a Spanish minor. I grew up in Park City, but I’m originally from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Right now, I work as an undergraduate assistant where I help research the function of Tfh cells in development of germinal center B cells during a Malaria infection in the Lamb Lab. During my free time I love to hang out with my friends, sketch random objects, and learn new K-pop dances!

Amaya

Science Ambassador

Bridget

Science Ambassador

Bridget

Science Ambassador
Hello, my name is Bridget and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a freshmen studying Cellular and Molecular Biology with a minor in Math. I’m currently in the Dr. Micheal Shapiro Lab working with pigeons to study vertebrae variation and embryonic limb development. I adore journaling, Microbiology, office supplies, and all things science!

Chelsea

Science Ambassador

Chelsea

Science Ambassador
Hi, my name is Chelsea and I will be starting my third year here at the U in Fall 2020. I’m from Saratoga Springs, and I have lived in Utah for most of my life. I am majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. I am on the pre-med track, hoping to eventually work in pediatrics. I am also a member of the Honors College. I love watching early 2000’s cartoons, documentaries, and playing with my pets.

Emma

Science Ambassador

Emma

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Emma Kerr and I am from Fruit Heights, Utah. I am pursuing a Math and Physics major here at the U seeking an emphasis on computation. I have loved my college experience thus far, and have especially loved my research in the Physics department studying spin dependent electronic processes. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I hope to work towards a math Ph.D and become a professor and researcher. I love meeting new faces around campus, and when I'm not in school, I enjoy being in the outdoors.

Kay

Science Ambassador

Kay

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Kay and I'm going into my 3rd year here at the U. I love the ocean! I'm actually studying math and biology in hopes of doing the mathematical side of marine biology. I'm from the small town of Enterprise, Utah and I'm super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador!

Madi

Science Ambassador

Madi

Science Ambassador
My name is Madi! I am starting my second year here at the University of Utah majoring in Chemistry and Biology. I am currently working as an undergraduate researcher in the Myers Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute studying transmembrane proteins, extracellular communication and the effects this has on the Hedgehog Pathway. When I’m not studying I enjoy yoga, running, and reading.

Sahar

Science Ambassador

Sahar

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Sahar, and I am a second year majoring in biology and business administration. In the future, I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD degree. I was born and raised in Sugarhouse, but my family is originally from Afghanistan. I hope to one day return to Afghanistan and provide medical care and resources. In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends, hike, and online shop. Go Utes!

Shaylee

Science Ambassador

Shaylee

Science Ambassador
Hey! My name is Shaylee and I'm from Saint George. I am entering my sophomore year pursuing an HBS in Chemistry with an emphasis in Chemical Engineering and Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry. I'm currently working with fuel cells and electrochemistry in the lovely Dr. Shelley Minteer's lab on campus. I love getting outdoors, Thai food, applying for things I'm not necessarily qualified for (how I ended up here), and long walks in the rain. I'm always here if you have any questions, so feel free to reach out!

Taverly

Science Ambassador

Taverly

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Taverly and I’m from Castle Rock, Colorado. I am a fourth year student double majoring in Biophysics & Biochemistry. I one day hope to pursue a PhD in neurobiology studying alternate methods of medicating for mental disorders. I also spend an abundance of my time as a cheesemonger at the Harmons downtown. In my free time you can find me planning events for a service organization or watching movies with my roommates.

Vivek

Science Ambassador

Vivek

Science Ambassador
Heyo! My name is Vivek, hailing from Draper, Utah. I am a freshman majoring in physics with a minor in astronomy. I have had a great time at the U so far and I am thrilled to be one of your College of Science Ambassadors! I aspire to become a professional astronomer and pun master. When I am not approximating cows as spheres, I enjoy doing astronomy outreach, browsing Reddit, learning useless fun trivia, and eating really spicy food!