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College of Arts and Sciences
  • Science

    "If you don't invest in basic research, at some stage, you start losing the basis of applied research." Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Physicist

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    "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie: In Search of America

  • art

    "I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter's hand." Janet Fitch, White Oleander



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College of Arts and Sciences
Dept. 3254, 1000 E. University
113 A&S Building
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307.766.4106
Fax: 307.766.2697

Prepare for Complete Living

If you want to live a fulfilling and stimulating life, then you need to prepare by cultivating broad perspectives, empathetic approaches to people throughout the world, and the ability to look at situations through a reasonable lens. If you desire to learn how to think, rather than what to think, begin your academic adventures with the College of Arts and Sciences where undergraduate students are encouraged to conduct student-originated research, work one-on-one with a professor through independent studies, and take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

People with liberal arts and sciences degrees can become journalists, public relations professionals, museum curators, national park rangers, archivists, scientific researchers working in the private or public sector, writers and editors, policy makers and politicians, performers on Broadway or with the Metropolitan Opera, professional artists and graphic designers, or they can create their own businesses. Many A&S graduates continue their educations at law, medical, and other professional schools; others continue studying their area of interest in graduate school and become college and university professors. The possibilities are endless!

With a liberal arts and sciences degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, you can realize your ambitions and help to bring about positive change in the world—now that is complete living!

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UW Researchers Discover Sediment Size Does Matter in High-Elevation Erosion Rates

November 16, 2015 — When it comes to sediment in the High Sierra, size does matter, according to two University of Wyoming researchers.

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UW Alumni Named National Geographic Adventurers of the Year

November 13, 2015 — University of Wyoming alumni Joe Riis and Arthur Middleton have been named 2016 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year for their work studying, photographing and exploring wildlife migrations in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE).

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UW Researchers Advance Understanding of Mountain Watersheds

October 29, 2015 — University of Wyoming geoscientists have discovered that the underground water-holding capacity of mountain watersheds may be controlled by stresses in the earth’s crust. The results, which may have important ramifications for understanding streamflow and aquifer systems in upland watersheds, appears Oct. 30 in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals.

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UW Research Backs Human Role in Extinction of Mammoths, Other Mammals

October 26, 2015 — Radiocarbon analysis of the decline and extinction of large mammals in the Americas supports the idea that hunting by humans led to the animals’ demise -- and backs the generally accepted understanding of when humans arrived in, and how they colonized, the Western Hemisphere.

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Presenting the College of Arts and Sciences Magazine, Elevations

College of Arts and Sciences to host Fall Semester Commencement

December 11, 2015 4 p.m. A&S Auditorium, UW Campus

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