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Current 2020 BSW students in the Division of Social Work.

Welcome to the Division of Social Work


Prospective Students: Apply now for admission to the BSW program.

Click on the link to begin your application: Application for Fall 2020

  • Applications submitted in spring term for the Fall 2020 cohort are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • If mailing your application, it must be postmarked by the above dates.
  • Completed applications and all related materials can also be submitted via email to Christina Lepper at


 Division News

BSW Student Haley Jones.Haley Jones – Helping Out, On The Front Lines

For many individuals throughout Wyoming, one of the most notable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been increased isolation from neighbors and friends, due to the necessity of social distancing. For others, it has increased their concern over the availability of food and basic every day needs for individuals and families already facing economic stress.

Haley Jones, a native of Houston Texas, is a senior in the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work’s Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. Haley’s internship experience has allowed her to lend needed support during these uncertain times. Through the oversite of her field instructor, Amanda Widup and on-site supervisor, Barbara Fecht, Haley has worked as an intern at Needs, Inc., a Cheyenne based food pantry and clothing closet, since September 2019.

“The mission statement of Needs, Inc. is to provide clients with the basic necessities of life,” says Haley, “along with the tools to help them improve their lives, through an environment based on human dignity.” A typical day in Haley’s internship includes not only providing essential supplies to community members, but also a willingness to serve on the ‘front lines’ during the difficult times created by the coronavirus.

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Students enjoying ice cream.BSW Student Launches Business with Ellbogen Entrepreneurial Grant - Supporting Community Members with Disabilities 

TeaLayna Hill, a senior in the BSW program, and her sister Tesa Halter were delighted to have the opportunity to compete in the University of Wyoming John P. Ellbogen Business Competition. They developed a detailed business plan throughout the year and presented Torch Creamery at the final competition in April. They received the third place prize in the amount of $10,000. 

Torch Creamery is a new company with a mission to advocate for people with disabilities while also establishing meaningful employment. To accomplish this Torch Creamery will provide quality ice cream to the community.

The business will make its first appearance June 2020, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and will franchise within the next couple of years. Although Torch Creamery will be selling ice cream, it is imperative to note that this is more than just ice cream; it is a way to advocate for and empower the highly valuable people that are often dismissed in the workforce. By doing so, Torch Creamery will give this community the opportunities that they deserve and fight to diminish the typical yet harmful beliefs about people with disabilities.

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Would You like to Make a Difference? 

Think Social Work at the University of Wyoming!

This is Our Vision

The Division of Social Work envisions a global community in which our graduates serve as ethical social work leaders who promote social, economic and environmental justice, human rights, and health and well-being for individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

  • Dynamic student centered faculty 
  • Small class size with individualized attention on student success 
  • Providing diverse career opportunities in Social Work


Contact Us

University of Wyoming
College of Health Sciences
Division of Social Work
Dept. 3632
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
Phone: (307) 766-6112
Fax: (307) 766-6839

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