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UW offers 80 undergraduate and more than 90 graduate academic programs through seven colleges and multiple interdisciplinary institutes and schools. With a small student/faculty ratio of 15:1, UW is a community of scholars and learners committed to excellence. UW’s academic programs of distinction are focused in six broad areas: science and technology, the arts and humanities, environment and natural resources, life sciences, and professions critical to the state and region.


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Serving Wyoming and the world through learning, engagement and discovery

The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources offers programs in the science and economics of reclamation, soils and rangeland management, community economic development including family entrepreneurship, economic impacts of energy development, and has a national reputation in wildlife and livestock health research and management. We regularly lead UW in research dollars awarded per faculty member. In 2013/14, a total of $15 million was awarded to the college, and in the past three years, 35 percent of all patents filed by the university were generated from our departments. Our rangeland ecology and watershed management degree program is the largest accredited program of its kind in the nation. Experience the world with our study abroad programs in Europe, Africa, South America and Australia.

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College of Arts & Sciences

Fostering creativity and critical thinking

The College of Arts & Sciences offers a broad education that matches cultural breadth and disciplinary depth to ensure students gain critical understanding of the visual and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, the world and its languages, and the physical, biological, and mathematical sciences. We encourage our students to conduct student-originated research, work one-on-one with a professor through independent studies, and take advantage of study abroad opportunities. With the 45 majors and 69 minors, the possibilities are endless.

UW’s College of Arts and Sciences carries a proud tradition of students who successfully compete for prestigious national scholarships and fellowships (Truman, Goldwater and Rhodes) and acceptance at respected graduate and professional schools. Our exceptional faculty is continually honored with local, national and international awards and grants.

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With 45 majors and 69 minors, the possibilities are endless in A&S. Apply to UW.

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College of Business

Building a better society through better business

The UW College of Business strives to be the premier provider of ethical business leaders and business/economic scholarship in the areas of ethics, environment, energy, and entrepreneurship in the Rocky Mountain region. We are committed to teaching and expanding the frontiers of knowledge in sustainable business practices to benefit the state of Wyoming and beyond. The College of Business nurtures Wyoming’s future business owners with the Ellbogen 30K Competition, which awards cash prizes to outstanding student entrepreneurs.

Internationally accredited through the AACSB — achieved by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide — the College of Business is housed in a $54 million facility that combines state-of-the-art technology with world-class design and functionality. We also offer an international MBA option in partnership with Germany’s Pforzheim University, where students spend a year at each university, earning an MBA from both UW and Pforzheim.

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College of Education

Preparing education professionals for today’s schools

Dedicated to building stronger educators since 1914, the College of Education is nationally accredited by NCATE/CAEP. Innovations passed by the Trustees Education Initiative will be integrated into the curriculum to continuously improve programs through the implementation of progressive strategies that assure our graduates are well prepared and at the leading edge of their profession. 

A low student-faculty ratio ensures that each student gets the attention and support they need to succeed. Virtual reality technology is utilized to provide additional clinical experiences and online modules allow our students and alumni to improve skills in classroom management, instruction, and ethical understandings and behavior. Expanded residency placements throughout the state of Wyoming and exciting new options to student-teach abroad allow undergraduates to experience teaching in a location that suites their needs. Diverse research and internship opportunities allow graduate students to gain experience and make professional connections while earning their degree.

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College of Engineering and Applied Science

Be part of the solution

Only the most innovative and creative solutions will overcome the energy and technology challenges facing today's world, and the students and faculty of the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) are prepared to take on these obstacles. Our students have opportunities to learn from and work alongside world-class researchers. Our graduates become leaders within many of the world’s most influential corporations and government agencies. Our faculty work with leading national science and technology agencies to devise strategies to make our nation and world safer, cleaner and more technologically sound.
After a significant investment from the state, the Tier-1 Engineering Initiative was created in 2012. The CEAS leads the charge in pursuing excellence in the following areas: undergraduate education, world-class research and graduate education, productive economic development and K-14 STEM education.

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90 percent of our graduates have jobs or go on to graduate programs within six months of graduation. Apply to UW.

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College of Health Sciences

Wyoming’s gateway for health professionals

The College of Health Sciences embodies the World Health Organization statement: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (WHO, 1948). We teach new models of affordable healthcare, the Patient Centered Medical Home concept, and expanded roles for practitioners, electronic medical records and telehealth. Students take advantage of opportunities to conduct research and volunteer through our many national and international clubs, organizations and programs.

UW Health Sciences educates the Wyoming health care workforce to provide high quality care to Wyoming and beyond. We proudly participate in WWAMI, a regional medical education program with the University of Washington School of Medicine. WWAMI is the primary means of access for allopathic medical education in Wyoming. UW Health Sciences also supports two Family Medicine Residency programs in Casper and Cheyenne.

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If care is your calling, begin your healthcare career with us. Apply to UW.

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College of Law

Advancing justice through the knowledge of law

Consistently named as one of the best values for legal education, the UW College of Law offers top programs in energy, natural resources, legal writing, family law, criminal law, international law and more. Students learn to analyze, assess, advocate, litigate and negotiate. They participate in clinics that represent clients, prepare legal documents, and appear in court under the supervision of an experienced faculty member. With state-of-the-art courtroom facilities, we host the Wyoming Supreme Court and U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and students have even handled jury trials and argued appellate cases before the Wyoming Supreme Court. A degree from the College of Law opens doors to international law programs, multi-cultural studies and access to study abroad opportunities.

For the second year in a row, the College of Law was named as one of the 56 law schools on the 2016 practical training honor roll by PreLaw Magazine and the National Jurist.

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Become a future leader and problem-solver

UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources advances the understanding and resolution of complex environment and natural resource challenges. Our students come from departments across the UW campus to solve real-world environmental issues. We prepare students to be future leaders, collaborators, and critical thinkers who will build robust, durable solutions to the most important challenges of our era.

Come to the Haub School to study environmental science, natural resource policy, outdoor leadership, sustainability, or environmental law. You’ll take courses from a wide range of departments to develop broad thinking. You’ll bring expertise from your second major or concentration to real-world team projects addressing natural resource challenges. And you’ll get outside, meeting on-the-ground professionals who are tackling natural resource issues throughout Wyoming and around the world.

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UW at a Distance


The University of Wyoming was the first university west of Missouri to offer correspondence courses. For nearly a century UW has sent its faculty across the state to meet with citizens, students, teachers, business owners, ranchers, and farmers to help them learn.

UW's colleges and departments offer courses, degree programs, and additional learning opportunities to students across the nation through online and combination deliveries. You can even take UW distance courses as a non-degree seeking student! Most distance classes follow the same academic calendar as on-campus University of Wyoming classes. In addition, many on-campus services provided through the University of Wyoming are available to distance students.

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UW at a Distance delivers the University of Wyoming to you!

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School of Energy Resources

Leading the way to our energy future

The School of Energy Resources (SER) offers a unique multidisciplinary program designed to meet 21st century challenges through innovation, entrepreneurship and critical analysis. The Energy Resource Management and Development program allows students the opportunity to learn modern energy technologies, business skills and key practices essential to navigate the future energy economy. A core curriculum is designed to provide breadth of learning and one of two concentrations offers specialization in Professional Land Management (Landman) or Energy Air, Land and Water.

UW’s Energy Innovation Center (EIC) is a state-of-the-art research and collaboration facility that supports SER’s mission of positioning Wyoming as a global leader in energy education and research. The EIC has six rapidly reconfigurable, ultramodern research laboratory spaces and is home to the Shell 3-D Visualization Center. The visualization center proudly houses the only four-walled, 3-D CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) in Wyoming and enables scientists and engineers to visualize and interact with highly complex data sets.

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Our Professional Land Management program is accredited by the American Association of Professional Landmen. Apply to UW.

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Graduate Education

Reach higher by challenging yourself to earn an advanced degree at UW. Apply to UW.

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Take your life and career to the next level

UW offers more than 90 graduate degrees, providing the variety of subjects, the rigor of high quality education, and the depth of research you’re looking for. UW offers a sense of belonging in a close-knit community and faculty dedicated to mentoring graduate students, as well as the support services and outside-of-the-classroom opportunities you’d associate with a large university. Many of UW’s graduate programs are nationally ranked for their excellence in teaching and research.

By matching their education with their career goals, UW graduate students will earn advanced degrees along with the tools and expertise they need to succeed.

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