The University of Wyoming is making a major revision to its general studies program.
Chad Baldwin of the university's public relations office says the revision will provide undergraduate students with a strong educational foundation while simplifying the course-selection process. He said the most significant change is the addition of a required seminar course for all freshmen.
The new revision, called the University Studies Program, will begin in the fall of next year and consist of coursework required for all students pursuing bachelor's degrees at the university.
Students will choose from more than 60 classes available in a wide range of disciplines. He said school officials believe the first-year courses will help increase student retention, because, as Baldwin alluded, students are expected to gain the skills they need to succeed in college.