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Distance Education Offers More Options

Written by on August 24, 2017

The University of Wyoming is estimating 1,730 freshmen could enroll this semester, which would break the university’s record for the largest freshman class.
But for those who aren’t attending UW or one of the state’s community colleges, there are other options to further your education. Jeff Edgens, Dean of the University of Wyoming’s Casper and Regional Centers, says that distance education is often an ideal way for some individuals to reach their career goals.

Edgens was formerly the associate dean of the University’s Outreach school, which has undergone structural changes since the UW Board of Trustees voted to dismantle the organization and re-distribute duties based on funding shortfalls from the state.
But because of this restructuring, Edgens says the University has decided to offer more degree opportunities with distance learning than ever before.

Some examples of degrees that are being offered through the University’s distance education programs include Bachelors of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership, and Masters of Health Science Administration.
Edgens added that for those who have an interest in furthering their education through the University’s distance programs, the time to apply for spring classes is now. He encouraged those interested in enrolling to visit with Lisa Harsch at the UW Outreach office in the Park County Complex in Cody.

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