Wyoming, University of

Wyoming, University of

      public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Laramie, Wyoming, U.S. It is a land-grant (land-grant college) university, comprising colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Law as well as the Graduate School. The state's only university, it offers programs leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in about 120 major fields of study and to professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and medicine. There are several university extension centres throughout the state, including a branch in Casper, the Casper College Center. The University of Wyoming–National Park Service Research Center operates a field station in Grand Teton National Park. The Red Buttes Environmental Biology Laboratory is south of Laramie. Campus facilities include the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, a veterinary laboratory, and the Institute for Environment and Natural Resources. Total enrollment is approximately 11,000.

      The university was founded in 1886; instruction began in 1887. The campus is home to the Geological Museum, the Anthropology Museum, and the American Heritage Center, which combine to give a detailed portrait of the history and prehistory of the Rocky Mountain region. Other facilities include an art museum, a planetarium, an insect museum, and a conservatory. Industrial consultant W. Edwards Deming (Deming, W. Edwards) was an alumnus of the University of Wyoming.

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