Mark Lyford, Program Director
Aven Nelson, Room 138
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The Life Sciences Program consists of all LIFE prefix courses. These courses support the life science majors and several non-life science majors across campus. The number of LIFE courses taken by life science and other majors is determined by the departments that offer the majors. The curriculum intends to provide life science majors with both breadth and depth in the basic life sciences, and non-science majors with exposure to key concepts in biology and an understanding of the connections between science and society. The program courses also expose students to the fields of cell biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution, and they familiarize students with the diversity of life on the planet.
Courses within the curriculum address four fundamental goals at a level appropriate for each course: 1) Acquisition, Application and Synthesis of Knowledge, 2) Communication Skills, 3) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and 4) Research Skills.