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.
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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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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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.
Dedicated to building stronger educators since 1914, the College of Education has been nationally accredited by the NCATE/CAEP for more than 60 years. Students benefit from a low student-faculty ratio, strong partnerships with Wyoming school districts and a rigorous teacher preparation program. With high employment placement statistics and a high demand for the quality of our graduates, we are a leader among education programs. We are committed to expanding, transforming literacy education in Wyoming through the Literacy Research Center and Clinic.
Recognizing the integral role of the College of Education at UW and in the State of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees passed in November 2014 a resolution of support for the College of Education—the UW College of Education Initiative. This resolution seeks to elevate UW’s College of Education to nationally preeminent status in the preparation of educators.
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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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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.
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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UW’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources advances the understanding and resolution of environment and natural resource issues through innovative, interdisciplinary teaching, and dissemination of research and information. Our programs include undergraduate and graduate majors and minors in ENR, a joint JD/MA in law and ENR, and an undergraduate minor in sustainability. Our offerings are expanding. Our academic programs are always concurrent with a primary major from any of UW’s seven colleges. Adding an ENR major or minor helps graduates tackle questions of sustainability in a resource-limited world for just about any career field imaginable.
Our students get into the field in Wyoming and work on international issues abroad. They engage in hands-on experiences that shape their futures as broad thinkers in natural resource science and management. Our initiatives provide important information and balanced processes to support engaged citizens and decision makers working on natural resource issues.
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UW Outreach extends the University of Wyoming's educational programs to the people of the state of Wyoming and across the nation. We were 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 Outreach offers undergraduate and gradate degrees or certificates and endorsements at UW-Casper or via distance technologies. Take control of your future with learning opportunities through audio and video conferencing, correspondence study and web-based courses.
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The School of Energy Resources provides nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate instruction in energy-related disciplines, particularly those of importance to develop Wyoming’s energy resources. Our faculty has internationally recognized energy experts and is actively involved in both energy research and teaching.
UW’s Energy Innovation Center 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, research and outreach. The EIC has six rapidly reconfigurable, ultramodern laboratory spaces, including the Shell 3-D Visualization Center, the Advanced Research Computing Center and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer to record, visualize and analyze complex data sets. The EIC’s Hess Digital Rock Physics Laboratory includes the most advanced high-resolution 3-D X-ray microscope available for studying underground oil and natural gas reservoirs. UW is the world’s first university to provide access to this state-of-the-art tool.
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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.