You have encountered a college that offers strong and diverse academic programs in agricultural science, natural resources, and related life, physical, earth, and social sciences.
I would like to invite you to join us in the many opportunities available to students here in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our guiding philosophy, which has become a motto for the college, captures the essence of what it means to be a student in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: “Students: The Reason We’re Here!”
Interim Associate Dean and Director
Academic and Student Programs
Personalized Attention: The College is the right size for getting to know your faculty (10:1 ratio) and receiving personalized attention required for successful classroom and outside of classroom experiences. Many faculty and students know each other on a first name basis and every student has the opportunity to get to know the faculty and staff in their programs. You will be a person, not a number. Please begin by meeting the staff of the Academic and Student Programs Office.
Small Class Size: Personalized attention is facilitated by small class sizes in courses related to your major or minor field of study. Laboratories are usually no larger than 24 students and most lecture sections are no larger than 50 students. Some classes your senior year may even be less than 10 students.
Financial Support: New and continuing students are eligible to compete for a variety of outstanding scholarships by completing the Brand of Excellence Scholarship application. Last year over $360,000 were awarded to over 175 students. We also offer financial support by offering several students part time and summer job opportunities in faculty research laboratories or on field research projects.
Academic Support: Academic support is offered in three ways: tutoring, career counseling, and professional counseling. Academic support/tutoring allows you to improve study and test-taking skills and time management as well as set academic goals and manage test anxiety. Career counseling aids you in assessing career options and in building career skills. Our professional counseling services are available to manage college stressors and improve coping skills as well as assessing mental health screening for learning disabilities, and evaluating for substance abuse.
Hands-on Learning: The part time and summer job opportunities provide hands-on learning in disciplines related to student’s course of study and enhance the overall college learning experience. Also, students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning within their classes through lab and field experience. Some lectures may even take place in the actual arena of study. Many students undertake internships and/or study abroad to broaden their experience and knowledge base.
Clubs, Organizations and Judging Teams: Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many extracurricular activities available, including clubs, competitive teams, professional organizations, honorary societies, and agriculture-related fraternities and sororities. These experiences can enhance your resume, provide leadership opportunities, and help you connect with the agricultural and UW communities.
Pathways to Careers and Advanced Degrees: The combined academic experience, extracurricular activities, jobs and internship experiences are excellent pathways to careers. Approximately 61% of job offers made to College of Agriculture and Natural Resource graduates in 2011-2012 were in the state of Wyoming. We also offer several pathways to reaching your academic goals in a master’s and doctoral program.