General Education

The university's religion requirements and general education requirements (combined, known as the University Core) are displayed below.

If you have questions, you may wish to visit this page or contact the General Education office.

Doctrinal Foundations
Complete 1 requirement from each learning area.
Tchgs & Doctrine of Book of Mormon
Christ and the Everlasting Gospel
Foundations of the Restoration
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
The Eternal Family
BYU Religion Hours
requirement 5 Complete 14.0 hours from the following course(s)
REL 101R - (Not currently offered)
REL 102R - (Not currently offered)
REL 103R - (Not currently offered)
REL 104R - (Not currently offered)
Note: Only 2 credit hours of SFL 200 will count toward total BYU religion credit hours.
The Individual and Society
Complete 1 requirement from each learning area.
American Heritage
requirement 1 Complete 1 option
option 1.1 Complete 1 course
HONRS 240 - (Not currently offered)
option 1.2 Complete 2 groups
group 1.2.1 Complete 1 course
G E 112 - (Not currently offered)
group 1.2.2 Complete 1 course
G E 220 - (Not currently offered)
group 1.2.3 Complete 1 course
G E 114 - (Not currently offered)
option 1.6 Complete 2 courses
option 1.7 Complete 2 courses
G E 114 - (Not currently offered)
Global and Cultural Awareness
requirement 2 Complete 1 option
option 2.1 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
ANTHR 317 - (Not currently offered)
ANTHR 326 - (Not currently offered)
G E 140 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 202 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 208R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 209R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 213 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 231R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 232R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 247R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 261 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 308R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 309R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 331R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 332R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 347R - (Not currently offered)
MUSIC 206 - (Not currently offered)
option 2.2 Complete 1 course
Traditional Language Option:
AFRIK 330 - (Not currently offered)
AKAN 202 - (Not currently offered)
AKAN 330 - (Not currently offered)
ALBAN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ALBAN 330 - (Not currently offered)
ARMEN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ARMEN 330 - (Not currently offered)
AYMRA 202 - (Not currently offered)
AYMRA 330 - (Not currently offered)
BASQ 202 - (Not currently offered)
BASQ 330 - (Not currently offered)
BCLNO 202 - (Not currently offered)
BCLNO 330 - (Not currently offered)
BURMS 202 - (Not currently offered)
BURMS 330 - (Not currently offered)
CAKCQ 202 - (Not currently offered)
CAKCQ 330 - (Not currently offered)
CAMBO 202 - (Not currently offered)
CATLN 202 - (Not currently offered)
CATLN 330 - (Not currently offered)
CEBU 202 - (Not currently offered)
CEBU 330 - (Not currently offered)
CREOL 202 - (Not currently offered)
CREOL 330 - (Not currently offered)
CROAT 202 - (Not currently offered)
CROAT 330 - (Not currently offered)
DARI 202 - (Not currently offered)
DARI 330 - (Not currently offered)
DUTCH 330 - (Not currently offered)
ESTON 202 - (Not currently offered)
ESTON 330 - (Not currently offered)
FIJI 202 - (Not currently offered)
FIJI 330 - (Not currently offered)
GA 202 - (Not currently offered)
GA 330 - (Not currently offered)
GEORG 202 - (Not currently offered)
GEORG 330 - (Not currently offered)
GUARA 202 - (Not currently offered)
GUARA 330 - (Not currently offered)
HAWAI 202 - (Not currently offered)
HAWAI 330 - (Not currently offered)
HILIG 202 - (Not currently offered)
HILIG 330 - (Not currently offered)
HINDI 202 - (Not currently offered)
HINDI 330 - (Not currently offered)
HMONG 202 - (Not currently offered)
HMONG 330 - (Not currently offered)
ILANG 202 - (Not currently offered)
ILANG 330 - (Not currently offered)
ILOCN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ILOCN 330 - (Not currently offered)
INDON 202 - (Not currently offered)
INDON 330 - (Not currently offered)
JAVNS 202 - (Not currently offered)
JAVNS 330 - (Not currently offered)
KAZAK 202 - (Not currently offered)
KAZAK 330 - (Not currently offered)
KICHE 202 - (Not currently offered)
KICHE 330 - (Not currently offered)
LAO 202 - (Not currently offered)
LAO 330 - (Not currently offered)
LATVI 202 - (Not currently offered)
LITHU 202 - (Not currently offered)
M GRK 202 - (Not currently offered)
M GRK 330 - (Not currently offered)
MALAG 202 - (Not currently offered)
MALAG 330 - (Not currently offered)
MALAY 202 - (Not currently offered)
MALAY 330 - (Not currently offered)
MAORI 202 - (Not currently offered)
MAORI 330 - (Not currently offered)
MARSH 202 - (Not currently offered)
MARSH 330 - (Not currently offered)
MAYA 202 - (Not currently offered)
MAYA 330 - (Not currently offered)
MONGO 202 - (Not currently offered)
MONGO 330 - (Not currently offered)
NAVAJ 202 - (Not currently offered)
NAVAJ 330 - (Not currently offered)
NIUEA 202 - (Not currently offered)
NIUEA 330 - (Not currently offered)
PERSI 202 - (Not currently offered)
PERSI 330 - (Not currently offered)
PORT 315 - (Not currently offered)
PSHTO 202 - (Not currently offered)
PSHTO 330 - (Not currently offered)
QUECH 202 - (Not currently offered)
QUECH 330 - (Not currently offered)
RAROT 202 - (Not currently offered)
RAROT 330 - (Not currently offered)
ROM 202 - (Not currently offered)
ROM 330 - (Not currently offered)
SAMOA 202 - (Not currently offered)
SAMOA 330 - (Not currently offered)
SLN 202 - (Not currently offered)
SLOVK 202 - (Not currently offered)
SLOVK 330 - (Not currently offered)
SRBCR 330 - (Not currently offered)
SRBIA 202 - (Not currently offered)
SRBIA 330 - (Not currently offered)
SWAHI 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAGAL 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAGAL 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAHTN 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAHTN 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAIWN 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAIWN 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAMIL 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAMIL 330 - (Not currently offered)
THAI 202 - (Not currently offered)
THAI 330 - (Not currently offered)
TONGA 202 - (Not currently offered)
TONGA 330 - (Not currently offered)
TRUKS 202 - (Not currently offered)
TRUKS 330 - (Not currently offered)
TURK 202 - (Not currently offered)
TURK 330 - (Not currently offered)
TWI 202 - (Not currently offered)
TWI 330 - (Not currently offered)
URDU 202 - (Not currently offered)
URDU 330 - (Not currently offered)
VANTU 202 - (Not currently offered)
VANTU 330 - (Not currently offered)
VIET 202 - (Not currently offered)
VIET 330 - (Not currently offered)
WARAY 202 - (Not currently offered)
WARAY 330 - (Not currently offered)
WELSH 202 - (Not currently offered)
WELSH 330 - (Not currently offered)
XHOSA 202 - (Not currently offered)
XHOSA 330 - (Not currently offered)
option 2.3 Complete 2 courses
option 2.5 Complete 2 courses
REL C 355 - (Not currently offered)
REL C 355 - (Not currently offered)
REL C 356 - (Not currently offered)
REL C 356 - (Not currently offered)
International students may fulfill the Global and Cultural Awareness requirement through any of the American Heritage options. The student is responsible to see that is posted to the progress report through their college advisement center.
Skills
Complete 1 requirement from each learning area.
First-Year Writing
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
HONRS 150 - (Not currently offered)
Adv Written & Oral Communication
requirement 4 Complete 1 option
option 4.6 Complete 2 courses
option 4.7 Complete 2 courses
option 4.9 Complete 2 courses
PHSCS 416A - (Not currently offered)
PHSCS 416B - (Not currently offered)
option 4.10 Complete 2 courses
Quantitative Reasoning
requirement 5 Complete 1 option
option 5.1 Complete 1 course
Students may fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement by earning an ACT math score of 22 or above OR an SAT math score of 500 or above.
Languages of Learning
requirement 6 Complete 1 option
option 6.1 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
option 6.2 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
AFRIK 330 - (Not currently offered)
AKAN 202 - (Not currently offered)
AKAN 330 - (Not currently offered)
ALBAN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ALBAN 330 - (Not currently offered)
ARMEN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ARMEN 330 - (Not currently offered)
AYMRA 202 - (Not currently offered)
AYMRA 330 - (Not currently offered)
BASQ 202 - (Not currently offered)
BASQ 330 - (Not currently offered)
BCLNO 202 - (Not currently offered)
BCLNO 330 - (Not currently offered)
BURMS 202 - (Not currently offered)
BURMS 330 - (Not currently offered)
CAKCQ 202 - (Not currently offered)
CAKCQ 330 - (Not currently offered)
CAMBO 202 - (Not currently offered)
CATLN 202 - (Not currently offered)
CATLN 330 - (Not currently offered)
CEBU 202 - (Not currently offered)
CEBU 330 - (Not currently offered)
CREOL 202 - (Not currently offered)
CREOL 330 - (Not currently offered)
CROAT 202 - (Not currently offered)
CROAT 330 - (Not currently offered)
DARI 202 - (Not currently offered)
DARI 330 - (Not currently offered)
DUTCH 330 - (Not currently offered)
ESTON 202 - (Not currently offered)
ESTON 330 - (Not currently offered)
FIJI 202 - (Not currently offered)
FIJI 330 - (Not currently offered)
GA 202 - (Not currently offered)
GA 330 - (Not currently offered)
GEORG 202 - (Not currently offered)
GEORG 330 - (Not currently offered)
GUARA 202 - (Not currently offered)
GUARA 330 - (Not currently offered)
HAWAI 202 - (Not currently offered)
HAWAI 330 - (Not currently offered)
HEB 431 - (Not currently offered)
HILIG 202 - (Not currently offered)
HILIG 330 - (Not currently offered)
HINDI 202 - (Not currently offered)
HINDI 330 - (Not currently offered)
HMONG 202 - (Not currently offered)
HMONG 330 - (Not currently offered)
ILANG 202 - (Not currently offered)
ILANG 330 - (Not currently offered)
ILOCN 202 - (Not currently offered)
ILOCN 330 - (Not currently offered)
INDON 202 - (Not currently offered)
INDON 330 - (Not currently offered)
JAVNS 202 - (Not currently offered)
JAVNS 330 - (Not currently offered)
KAZAK 202 - (Not currently offered)
KAZAK 330 - (Not currently offered)
KICHE 202 - (Not currently offered)
KICHE 330 - (Not currently offered)
LAO 202 - (Not currently offered)
LAO 330 - (Not currently offered)
LATVI 202 - (Not currently offered)
LITHU 202 - (Not currently offered)
M GRK 202 - (Not currently offered)
M GRK 330 - (Not currently offered)
MALAG 202 - (Not currently offered)
MALAG 330 - (Not currently offered)
MALAY 202 - (Not currently offered)
MALAY 330 - (Not currently offered)
MAORI 202 - (Not currently offered)
MAORI 330 - (Not currently offered)
MARSH 202 - (Not currently offered)
MARSH 330 - (Not currently offered)
MAYA 202 - (Not currently offered)
MAYA 330 - (Not currently offered)
MONGO 202 - (Not currently offered)
MONGO 330 - (Not currently offered)
NAVAJ 202 - (Not currently offered)
NAVAJ 330 - (Not currently offered)
NIUEA 202 - (Not currently offered)
NIUEA 330 - (Not currently offered)
PERSI 202 - (Not currently offered)
PERSI 330 - (Not currently offered)
PORT 321 - (Not currently offered)
PSHTO 202 - (Not currently offered)
PSHTO 330 - (Not currently offered)
QUECH 202 - (Not currently offered)
QUECH 330 - (Not currently offered)
RAROT 202 - (Not currently offered)
RAROT 330 - (Not currently offered)
ROM 202 - (Not currently offered)
ROM 330 - (Not currently offered)
SAMOA 202 - (Not currently offered)
SAMOA 330 - (Not currently offered)
SLN 202 - (Not currently offered)
SLOVK 202 - (Not currently offered)
SLOVK 330 - (Not currently offered)
SRBCR 330 - (Not currently offered)
SRBIA 202 - (Not currently offered)
SRBIA 330 - (Not currently offered)
SWAHI 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAGAL 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAGAL 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAHTN 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAHTN 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAIWN 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAIWN 330 - (Not currently offered)
TAMIL 202 - (Not currently offered)
TAMIL 330 - (Not currently offered)
THAI 202 - (Not currently offered)
THAI 330 - (Not currently offered)
TONGA 202 - (Not currently offered)
TONGA 330 - (Not currently offered)
TRUKS 202 - (Not currently offered)
TRUKS 330 - (Not currently offered)
TURK 202 - (Not currently offered)
TURK 330 - (Not currently offered)
TWI 202 - (Not currently offered)
TWI 330 - (Not currently offered)
URDU 202 - (Not currently offered)
URDU 330 - (Not currently offered)
VANTU 202 - (Not currently offered)
VANTU 330 - (Not currently offered)
VIET 202 - (Not currently offered)
VIET 330 - (Not currently offered)
WARAY 202 - (Not currently offered)
WARAY 330 - (Not currently offered)
WELSH 202 - (Not currently offered)
WELSH 330 - (Not currently offered)
XHOSA 202 - (Not currently offered)
XHOSA 330 - (Not currently offered)
option 6.3 Complete 3 courses
Traditional Course Option:
option 6.4 Complete 1 course
Major Option:
Note 1: Nonnative speakers of English (i.e. those who took the TOEFL exam as part of the application process) may fulfill the foreign language option by completing a discrepancy form at their advisement center. Since non-native speakers of English are taking almost all their courses in English, they fulfill this requirement without the need to take specific foreign language courses.
Note 2: All approved foreign language courses have prerequisites.
Note 3: Where multiple courses have been approved for Languages of Learning credit in the same language, a higher level course may be designated for those who come with previous language learning experience (e.g. missionary service, heritage language learners, student enrolled in dual language immersion classes, etc.). Please consult your College Advisement Center in choosing the appropriate courses.
Note 4: If enrollment in a class for a less-commonly taught language is too low for the class to be offered, the Center for Language Studies may instead offer FLANG 202R and FLANG 330R as an Independent Study course. The Independent Study course can be arranged through a special enrollment process. For information on the availability of language courses and Independent Study courses, please contact the Center for Language Studies, (801) 422-1201. To receive graded credit for the lower-division courses covered by the foreign language challenge exam, students must take the challenge exam while enrolled in the designated upper-division language course (regular or Independent Study). The department responsible for the course will schedule challenge exams.
Arts, Letters and Sciences
Complete 1 requirement from each learning area.
Arts
requirement 9 Complete 1 option
option 9.1 Complete 1 course
Arts Traditional Course Option:
DES 101 - (Not currently offered)
G E 121 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 202 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 204R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 209R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 304R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 306R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 309R - (Not currently offered)
MUSIC 206 - (Not currently offered)
VASTU 104 - (Not currently offered)
VASTU 105 - (Not currently offered)
option 9.3 Complete 2 groups
Arts Major Option:
group 9.3.2 Complete 1 course
option 9.4 Complete 1 group
Art Major Option:
Letters
requirement 10 Complete 1 option
option 10.1 Complete 1 course
Letters Traditional Course Option:
G E 122 - (Not currently offered)
GERM 250 - (Not currently offered)
HEB 431 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 202 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 203R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 205R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 206R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 208R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 212 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 303R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 305R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 308R - (Not currently offered)
PHIL 218 - (Not currently offered)
Biological Science
requirement 11 Complete 1 option
option 11.1 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
HONRS 260 - (Not currently offered)
option 11.2 Complete 2 courses
Traditional Course Option:
option 11.3 Complete 1 course
Major Option:
Physical Science
requirement 12 Complete 1 option
option 12.1 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
option 12.2 Complete 2 courses
Traditional Course Option:
PHY S 110A - (Not currently offered)
PHY S 110B - (Not currently offered)
option 12.3 Complete 2 groups
Traditional Course Option:
Social Science
requirement 13 Complete 1 option
option 13.1 Complete 1 course
Traditional Course Option:
G E 110 - (Not currently offered)
G E 222R - (Not currently offered)
G E 229R - (Not currently offered)
G E 231R - (Not currently offered)
G E 231R - (Not currently offered)
G E 231R - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 261 - (Not currently offered)
HONRS 331R - (Not currently offered)