Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

College of Health Sciences

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235 Health Sciences Center

Jacob Warren, Dean
(307)766-6556 FAX: (307)766-6608
Web site: www.uwyo.edu/hs

The College of Health Sciences is the place for students interested in improving and maintaining the physical, mental, and social health of others. We offer challenging degree programs in the health and wellness professions and serve as the gateway to schools of medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapy, physician’s assistant study, optometry, and more.

Health sciences students receive not only a superior education from knowledgeable and caring faculty but also precise and personal guidance from conscientious advising personnel. Students benefit, too, from practical experiences that help them refine and test the skills acquired in lectures and labs as well as opportunities to participate in dynamic, interdisciplinary research projects.

The college is also the home of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND); two Family Medicine Residency Centers; and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

We serve as the state certifying office for the Wyoming, Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) medical education contract program with the University of Washington School of Medicine; WYDENT, the dental education contract program with the University of Nebraska and Creighton University; and two programs for the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE): the Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) and the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Refer to the sections on WWAMI, WYDENT, and WICHE in this catalog for program descriptions or go to www.uwyo.edu/certwy.

Any student seeking admission to programs in the College of Health Sciences will be required to obtain a background check as specified by college policy. Please contact your school or division for specific information.

The College of Health Sciences retains the right to deny or revoke admission to any of its programs for academic, disciplinary, ethical, or professional standards reasons.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Degrees


Dental Hygiene, B.S.D.H.  

Kinesiology and Health Promotion, B.S.  

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.  

Nursing, B.S.N., Basic BSN Option  

Nursing, B.S.N., BRAND Option    

Nursing, B.S.N., BSN Completion - ReNEW Option  

Nursing, B.S.N., BSN Completion - RN-BSN Option  

Physical Education Teacher Education K-12, B.S.  

Social Work, B.S.W.  

Speech, Language and Hearing Science, B.S.  


Disability Studies Minor  

Graduate Degrees

Master of Science

Health Services Administration  
Kinesiology and Health  
Speech-Language Pathology  

Master of Social Work  

Professional Degrees

Doctor of Nursing Practice  
Doctor of Pharmacy  

Health Sciences and Pre-Professional Health Advising Office

Health Sciences Center, 112-114

The Health Sciences and Pre-Professional Health Advising Office (www.uwyo.edu/preprof/) provides pre-professional health advising to all UW students regardless of their academic majors, who are interested in pursuing future study in athletic training, chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other health care careers such as public health or genetic counseling. A bachelor’s degree is usually required for admission to a professional program. The University of Wyoming offers professional education in pharmacy, social work, speech-language pathology, and nursing, but not in other health care fields. Students may pursue any UW degree program in which they have an interest and at the same time complete the admissions requirements for the professional program they wish to attend. Students are advised by a career advisor from the Pre-Professional Health Advising Office as they work toward completing their academic and experiential prerequisites to become a strong applicant for a professional program. A primary advisor will also be assigned to each student for their degree program.

Through this office, pre-health students can access current information about admissions requirements, entrance examinations, the application process, professional program curricula, interviewing skills, and test preparation. Specific professional programs may have additional requirements; students are urged to check with the programs they wish to attend.

Information about and applications to certify Wyoming state residency for the WICHE PSEP program, the WWAMI Medical Education program, and the WYDENT dental education program may be found online at http://www.uwyo.edu/certwy.

Please view individual division and program pages list for full course and curriculum listings

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