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Welcome to Synergy

Synergy is one of UW’s highly acclaimed first-year programs. Read more below!

What is Synergy?

Synergy is a learning community for first-year students.  Each year approximately 300 students participate in the two first-year options Synergy provides: Seminar and Core.

Some of the features of Synergy:

QUALITY INSTRUCTION: The instructors in the Synergy Program are committed and trained in teaching first-year students.  Additionally, the Synergy Program provides smaller class sizes, which allows the students to connect and engage more in class and with their instructors.

CONNECTIONS: Synergy offers two first-year options that help new students fulfill University Studies Program classes in a cohesive and connected environment. Synergy’s courses deliver increased opportunities for optional study groups, more one-on-one time with instructors, and time with a peer mentor.           

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT: Students in the Synergy Program will receive priority enrollment in high demand courses.

FIRST-YEAR ADVISING: In the fall, students in Synergy courses access a trained advisor to plan for spring course enrollment, long-term academic mapping, and resources on campus for financial, academic, and other issues.

Other benefits of Synergy:

  • All courses in the Synergy Program fulfill University Studies Program components.
  • The Synergy Program meets the requirements for students who have high school indicators outside of UW's admission guidelines (GPA, ACT, high school curriculum).  You can find UW’s admission guidelines here.

Beginning as an undeclared major

Tap into the benefits of launching your college career as an undeclared major! College statistics show that starting as an undeclared major can shorten your time to graduation and increase your satisfaction with first-year advising.

If you decide you would like to declare a major, be sure to speak with an advisor before June orientation about your plans as well as prerequisites to enter the major. You must speak with an advisor before registering for courses within the major. Advisors can be reached during business hours: please call 307-766-2398.

See the links to the left for more information!

From Cameron Nazminia, former Student Body President and Synergy student

The Synergy program provided me the opportunity to broaden my horizons at a top tier university and simultaneously support the beginning of my academic career with supportive and top notch faculty. Participation in the Synergy program was hands down the most important factor to solidifying the success I ultimately had while pursuing my undergraduate degree at The University of Wyoming.

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