The University Studies Program requires students to develop skills necessary for full
participation in a technologically complicated world. These skills are developed through
six categories that focus on Communication, Human Culture, the Physical & Natural
World, Quantitative Reasoning, the U.S. & Wyoming government, and a First Year Seminar. Within
these courses, students will learn the ability to express oneself in speech and writing,
to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information, and to examine problems from
quantitative, qualitative, and scientific perspectives. A general education encourages
students to become active citizens in a diverse democracy. Through multi-and inter-disciplinary
inquiry, students gain the perspectives necessary to deal with complex issues, appreciate
the viewpoints of others, function effectively in multicultural communities, understand
the responsibility to participate in democratic society, and communicate clearly in
a civic environment.
The University Studies Program ensures that each student's program includes the elements
essential to a lifetime of personal and professional growth: habits of mind, practices
of active citizenship, and development of intellectual skills.
(COM 1, COM 2, COM 3)