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2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University of Wyoming at Casper

Serving Casper for More Than 30 Years

In 1976 the University of Wyoming and Casper College pioneered a new era in the delivery of higher education in central Wyoming by forming a partnership to create the University of Wyoming at Casper. Using the personnel, services, and facilities of both institutions, students are able to earn a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Approximately 700 students enroll in UW courses through UW-Casper each semester, and more than 3,000 students have received their UW degrees. Part of the Outreach School, UW-Casper is the location in central Wyoming at which students have access to UW statewide degree programs and courses.

UW’s branch campus in Casper was established to meet the needs of students unable to move to Laramie. These students tend to be nontraditional students who may be older or have families, homes, or jobs in the Casper area. UW-Casper meets the academic needs of these students. Courses are taught by resident and visiting faculty who are regular or part-time members of UW academic departments. A full-service office handles admission, registration, financial aid, and advising.

Most classes are taught in the new Union/University Building on the Casper College campus. Students will find state-of-the-art technology, study rooms, computer labs, and several student lounge areas throughout the building.

Director’s Message

Dear Student,

Winston Churchill once gave a commencement speech that ran only nine words long: “Never give up. Never give up. Never give up.” A reasonable commencement speech today could run the same length: “Never stop learning. Never stop learning. Never stop learning.” How can a person hope to remain economically competitive if he or she doesn’t add new skills? For the sake of one’s career, we must never stop learning. Many UW-Casper students are parents. How will our children learn about the importance of ideas, the wonders of science, and the beauty of the arts unless we model for them how these things impact our lives? For the sake of our families we should never stop learning. Finally, how will our community grow unless persons challenge themselves to try new things by volunteering, serving on a non-profit board, or establishing a civic group? For the well-being of our community, we need to never stop learning.


Brent Pickett, PH.D.


UW Programs in Casper

Courses offered for these degree programs may be onsite, online, audio/visual conference or a combination of delivery methods.

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Applied Science
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Science Education, Biology
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Technical Education

Master’s Degrees

  • Adult and Post-Secondary Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Leadership
  • English
  • Executive MBA
  • Instructional Technology
  • Kinesiology and Health
  • Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Doctorate Degrees

  • Adult/Post Secondary Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Nursing Practice

Certificates and Endorsements

  • Early Childhood, Birth to five
  • Early Childhood, Birth to eight
  • Early Childhood, Program Director
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Land Surveying
  • Literacy
  • Online Instruction
  • Principal
  • School Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Special Education Director
  • Superintendent
  • Teachers of American Indian Children