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College of Arts and Sciences
  • Humanities

    "When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature." ~ Maya Angelou

  • "Botany, the eldest daughter of medicine"  German Physician Johann Hermann Baas (1838-1909)

    "Botany, the eldest daughter of medicine." ~ German Physician Johann Hermann Baas (1838-1909)

  • Dance is the hidden language of the soul

    "Dance is the hidden language of the soul." ~ Dancer and Choreographer Martha Graham



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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
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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 Researcher Unravels Relationships Between an African Herbivore’s Fear of Predators and Tree Distributions

October 16, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member was part of a research team that used global positioning system tracking to understand how interactions between impala (an antelope) and their predators shape patterns of Acacia tree distribution patterns across African savannas.

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Renovated UW Planetarium to Offer Many Opportunities for Campus and Public

October 15, 2014 — Before Abraham Lincoln was president, he was a lawyer who saved a life. During a murder trial in 1858, Lincoln, using the 1857 Farmers’ Almanac, disproved a witness who claimed he saw the crime and identified the suspect under the light of the moon. According to the almanac, there was very little moonlight that night, which convinced the jury to acquit the accused.

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National Publication Cites UW Anthropology Program for Attracting College Majors

October 13, 2014 — Business Insider lists anthropology/archeology as Wyoming’s leader in an article titled “Here’s the College Major That Defines Each State.” The publication explains that anthropology/archaeology is disproportionately represented as a college major in Wyoming in comparison to other states.

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UW Researchers Head Study of Elevated CO2 and Climate Warming in Mixed Grasslands

October 13, 2014 — Twenty-five small plots in a mixed-grass prairie northwest of Cheyenne may very well provide the clues that Wyoming ranchers and land managers need to make grassland ecosystems more resistant to wide fluctuations in rainfall and temperatures that are forthcoming with future climate change.

skull and two jawbones from ancient mammal

UW Researcher Contributes to Large Mammal Bone Discovery of Extinct Animal in Asia

October 8, 2014 — A University of Wyoming faculty member contributed to the discovery of a long-extinct group of mammals previously thought to have originated in Africa.

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College of Arts and Sciences and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Combined December 2014 Commencement

Friday, December 12, 2014, A&S Auditorium, 4 p.m. Candidates for December Commencement need to: 1. Go to the Office of the Registrar Website (click on link below) to locate the Anticipated Graduation Date form (Undergraduate Graduation Information or Graduate Student Graduation Information). 2. Pay their graduation fee (click on the link below). For more information, click on the December Commencement link below.

Cap and Gown Ordering Information for Graduates

Caps and gowns for December Commencement must be ordered before November 3, 2014, to avoid late fees and to ensure that graduates have appropriate regalia. To order your cap and gown, click on the Jostens and University of Wyoming link below. For more commencement-related information, visit the University Store Website (see link below).

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