Undergraduate advising and resources

Making an Appointment

You can make an appointment online by selecting your advisor below and clicking Request an appointment.

Undergraduate Academic AdvisorTransfer/Exchange/Honors AdvisorDirector of Mentoring and Advising
Alec Down
(801) 581-4657
alec.down@utah.edu
Request an appointment 
Dr. Neil Cotter
(801) 581-8566
eceadvisor@ece.utah.edu
Request an appointment
Dr. Angela Rasmussen
(801) 581-6952
eceadvisor@ece.utah.edu
Please email for appointment

Note: Advisors cannot create your entire academic plan. Please use the checklists and sample plans below to create your own academic plan, and then bring it to your advising appointment. Your advisor will check it for any issues.

Preparing for Your Appointment:

Your advising appointment will be more beneficial if you come prepared. You can do this by:

  • Generating a Degree Audit Report
  • Writing down any questions you want to ask your advisor (check out the FAQs first)
  • Filling out the Degree Checklist for your selected major
  • Creating your academic plan using the Degree Checklist and sample plans below
  • Knowing your uNID or bringing your UID card with you

 

Click Here for Advising FAQs

 

Degree Information

 

Applying for EE or CE Major Status

Students looking to apply for major status are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor as soon as possible. Preferably, this will take place in the semester before you are looking to apply. 

B.S. Electrical Engineering Entry RequirementsB.S. Computer Engineering Entry Requirements
Complete the following classes:
ECE 1250 ECE Design
Math 1310/1210 Calculus I
Math 1320/1220 Calculus II
Phys 2210 Physics for Engineers I
Complete the following classes:
ECE 1250 ECE Design
Math 1310/1210 Calculus I
Math 1320/1220 Calculus II
Phys 2210 Physics for Engineers I
CS 1410 Intro to Object-Oriented Programming
CS 2420 Algorithms & Data Structures
WRTG 2010 2nd Year College Writing
Pre-Major GPA of 2.8 or higherPre-Major GPA of 2.8 or higher
Cumulative U of U GPA of 2.5 or higherCumulative U of U GPA of 2.5 or higher
Apply for major status hereApply for major status here

Note: Classes may only be retaken one time. If a class is taken a third time, only the second grade will be used in calculating the pre-major GPA.

 

Freshmen (Non-Transfer) Students

  1. Choose a program depending on how many years you plan to be in college:
    4-Year Program
    5-Year Program
    6-Year Program
  2. Register for the fall semester courses as noted on that program.
  3. Apply for major status during the semester in which you are completing the required pre-major classes.
  4. All Incoming Freshmen are required to meet with an academic advisor during their first semester. You will also discuss your plan of study during this appointment.

 

Transfer Students

  1. The University of Utah requires all transfer students to attend a Transfer Student Orientation and to meet with an advisor in your area of study.
  2. Apply for transfer credit from your previous school(s). For courses that transfer from Utah schools, see the List of Articulated Transfer Classes. Transferring credits from non-Utah schools will require an appointment with an advisor.
  3. Choose a program depending on how many years you plan to be in college:
    4-year program
    5-year program
    6-year program
  4. Plan your program of study, including AP and transfer classes. 
  5. Apply for major status during the semester in which you are completing the required pre-major classes.
  6. Follow up in 4-6 weeks to be sure that your transfer classes transferred by running a Degree Audit Report.

 

Advising Pages for Concentrated Electives and Coursework

Control Systems
Electromagnetics
Power Engineering