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About Our College

Our Mission

The mission of the University of Wyoming Honors College is to provide a diverse body of motivated students with an interdisciplinary academic experience that positions them for success. The Honors College is an inclusive community that challenges students to think ethically, creatively, and collaboratively and to cultivate inquiry, reflection, and personal growth. We ask students to explore multiple academic fields, experience co-curricular activity, and produce original research or creative work. Honors promotes the intellectual experimentation and discovery that attract and retain some of UW’s finest students and faculty. 

Our Vision

The vision of the Honors College at the University of Wyoming is to be a diverse and dynamic hub of innovative excellence. We create opportunities for students and faculty, support them in pushing the frontiers of knowledge and self-discovery, and cultivate their engaged citizenship to strengthen society.


Why Join Honors?

  • Unique transdisciplinary classes

  • Smaller class sizes with more opportunities to develop relationships with faculty

  • Strong sense of community, surrounded by academically strong and like-minded students

  • Classes taught by enthusiastic and committed faculty

  • Increased opportunities for research, internships, and presenting work at national meetings

  • Great housing options

  • Priority registration

  • Honors students graduate a semester faster on average than students who have never done Honors, regardless of incoming ACT score

  • Honors scholars graduate with a higher GPA on average than students who have never done Honors, regardless of incoming ACT score

  • Opportunities and resources to study abroad 

  • Active student organization (called WHO)

Contact Us

The Honors College

Guthrie House

1200 Ivinson St.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4110

Fax: 307-766-4298


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