BYU Undergraduate Catalog

2015-2016

 

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Academic Honesty

The first injunction of the Honor Code is the call to "be honest." Students come to the university not only to improve their minds, gain knowledge, and develop skills that will assist them in their life's work, but also to build character. "President David O. McKay taught that character is the highest aim of education" (The Aims of a BYU Education, p. 6). It is the purpose of the BYU Academic Honesty Policy to assist in fulfilling that aim.

BYU students should seek to be totally honest in their dealings with others. They should complete their own work and be evaluated based upon that work. They should avoid academic dishonesty and misconduct in all its forms, including but not limited to plagiarism, fabrication or falsification, cheating, and other academic misconduct:

Plagiarism

Intentional plagiarism is a form of intellectual theft that violates widely recognized principles of academic integrity as well as the Honor Code. Such plagiarism may subject the student to appropriate disciplinary action administered through the university Honor Code Office, in addition to academic sanctions that may be applied by an instructor. Inadvertent plagiarism, whereas not in violation of the Honor Code, is nevertheless a form of intellectual carelessness that is unacceptable in the academic community. Plagiarism of any kind is completely contrary to the established practices of higher education, where all members of the university are expected to acknowledge the original intellectual work of others that is included in one's own work. In some cases, plagiarism may also involve violations of copyright law.

Intentional Plagiarism—Intentional plagiarism is the deliberate act of representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one's own without providing proper attribution to the author through quotation, reference, or footnote.

Inadvertent Plagiarism—Inadvertent plagiarism involves the inappropriate, but nondeliberate, use of another's words, ideas, or data without proper attribution. Inadvertent plagiarism usually results from an ignorant failure to follow established rules for documenting sources or from simply being insufficiently careful in research and writing. Although not a violation of the Honor Code, inadvertent plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct for which an instructor can impose appropriate academic sanctions. Students who are in doubt as to whether they are providing proper attribution have the responsibility to consult with their instructor and obtain guidance.

Examples of plagiarism include:

Plagiarism may occur with respect to unpublished as well as published material. Acts of copying another student's work and submitting it as one's own individual work without proper attribution is a serious form of plagiarism.

Fabrication or Falsification

Fabrication or falsification is a form of dishonesty where a student invents or distorts the origin or content of information used as authority. Examples include:

Cheating

Cheating is a form of dishonesty where a student attempts to give the appearance of a level of knowledge or skill that the student has not obtained. Examples include:

Other Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct includes other academically dishonest, deceitful, or inappropriate acts that are intentionally committed. Examples of such acts include but are not limited to:

Faculty are responsible to establish and communicate to students their expectations of behavior with respect to academic honesty and the student's conduct in the course. Responsible instructors will investigate alleged academic dishonesty, determine the facts, and take appropriate action. In a case where academic dishonesty is determined to have occurred, the instructor must notify the Honor Code Office of the incident as a means of encouraging behavior change and discouraging repeat violations. In addition, the instructor shall consult with the department chair concerning disciplinary actions to be taken. If the incident of academic dishonesty involves the violation of a public law, such as breaking and entering into an office or stealing an examination, the act should also be reported to appropriate law enforcement officials. If an affected student disagrees with the determination or action and is unable to resolve the matter to the mutual satisfaction of the student and the instructor, the student may have the matter reviewed through the university's Student Academic Grievance Procedure.

Applicable Actions

A wide range of possible actions exists for cases of academic dishonesty. Instructors should take actions that are fair and equitable under the circumstances and should attempt to reach an understanding with the affected student on the imposition of an appropriate action. In some cases, the department, the college, or the university may also take actions independent of the instructor. Examples of possible actions include but are not limited to the following:

For instructors (in consultation with the department chair):

For departments and colleges:

For the university:

Honor Code Office Involvement

The Honor Code Office will maintain a record of all violations of the Academic Honesty Policy reported to it by the faculty. If the occurrence is sufficiently egregious or if a pattern of dishonesty or misconduct is discovered, the Honor Code Office may take additional action on behalf of the university based upon the nature of the infraction(s). The Honor Code Office, in consultation with the involved academic personnel, including the associate academic vice president in charge of undergraduate studies as needed, may determine to place a student on probation or to recommend that a student be suspended or dismissed for academic dishonesty and other forms of academic misconduct.

Shared Responsibility Policy Statement

Students are responsible not only to adhere to the Honor Code requirement to be honest but also to assist other students in fulfilling their commitment to be honest.

Faculty Academic Integrity

The substantive standards of academic honesty stated in this policy apply a fortiori to faculty. Indeed, all members of the BYU community are expected to act according to the highest principles of academic integrity.

Honor Code Policy 

 
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Academic Standards

Academic Support Office
2500 WSC
801-422-2723
academic_support@byu.edu

A student's academic standing at BYU is determined according to the grades that the student earns only at BYU. Academic standing is based on a minimum of 6 credit hours as a day-continuing student. Students enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours in a semster or term will have their credits combined with those of their next enrollment until at least 6 credits of graded hours have been accumulated, at which point the academic standing is calculated. The following outline shows the conditions and expectations according to the student's academic standing. For further information, students are encouraged to check their current academic standing by selecting Student Academic Record, then selecting Current Academic Standing in AIM.

GOOD Academic Standing
         Under These Conditions                                                        Expectations
When the most recent GPA*
and BYU cumulative
GPA are 2.0 or above and
the student has NOT been
on academic probation.
The student continues to maintain a
2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU
cumulative GPA.
PREVIOUS Academic Standing
     Under These Conditions                                                           Expectations
The same as good academic standing
but indicates a student has previously
been on academic probation,
CAP, suspension, or dismissal.
The student continues to maintain a
2.0 or higher semester/term and BYU
cumulative GPA. However, the student
goes directly to academic probation if
the student has a GPA* below 2.0.
WARNING Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                          Expectations

When the most recent GPA* is
below 2.0 and the student was in
good academic standing OR When
the most recent GPA* is 2.0 or higher
but the BYU cumulative GPA is
below 2.0 and the student was
on academic warning.

The student is blocked from registrations
beyond the subsequent semester/term
until the student EITHER submits a
completed Academic Improvement Plan
(AIP) to the Academic Support Office by
the appropriate deadline OR the student
earns at least a 2.0 GPA for the
subsequent enrollment (in 6 credits or
more) and has at least a 2.0 BYU
cumulative GPA. Students with less than
a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit
an Academic Improvement Plan during
each fall, winter, or spring-summer in
which they are enrolled.
PROBATION Academic Standing (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                         Expectations

When the most recent GPA* is
below 2.0 and the student was on
academic warning OR When the most
recent GPA* is below 2.0 and the
student was on previous academic
standing OR When the most recent
GPA* is 2.0 or higher but the BYU
cumulative GPA is below 2.0 and the
student was on academic probation.

The student is blocked from registrations
beyond the subsequent fall, winter, or
spring-summer until the student EITHER
submits a completed Academic
Improvement Plan to the Academic
Support Office by the appropriate deadline
OR the student earns at least a 2.0 GPA
for the subsequent enrollment (in 6 credits
or more) and has at least a 2.0 BYU
cumulative GPA. Students with less than
a 2.0 BYU cumulative GPA must submit
an Academic Improvement Plan during
each fall, winter, or spring-summer in
which they are enrolled. Students on
probation who earn less than a 2.0 GPA
for a fall, winter, or spring-summer are
academically suspended or dismissed if
they have previously earned a
suspension status.
CONTINUED ACADEMIC PROBATION (CAP) (Includes a registration block.)
     Under These Conditions                                                      Expectations

When a student is returning to BYU
from academic suspension or dismissal
OR When the most recent GPA* is 2.0
or higher but the BYU cumulative GPA
is below 2.0 and the student was on CAP.

The student is blocked from registration
until the student:
  1. Completes an Academic Improvement
  2. Plan and a Graduation Plan.
  3. Has the AIP signed by either the
    supervisor of the student's college
    advisement center or an assigned
    faculty member in the student's major.
  4. Has the graduation plan signed by
    the supervisor of the student's college
    advisement center or by an assigned
    faculty member in the student's major.
  5. Submits the completed forms to an
    advisor from the Academic Support
    Office and completes an Academic
    Contract with the advisor.

Students remain on CAP until both their
cumulative BYU GPA and fall, winter, or
spring-summer GPA are 2.0 or higher in 6
credits or more. Students on CAP who
earn less than a 2.0 GPA for a fall, winter,
or spring-summer are academically
suspended or dismissed. Students on
CAP taking more than one enrollment to
raise their cumulative BYU GPA to 2.0 or
above will need to complete an AIP for
each enrollment on CAP and visit with an
Academic Support Office advisor.

SUSPENSION Academic Standing
      Under These Conditions                                                    Expectations

When the most recent semester/term
GPA is below 2.0 and the student was
on academic probation or CAP OR
When a student fails to comply with
the conditions prescribed by
the Academic Standards Committee.


1. The student is expected to drop his
or her enrollments in day, evening, or
extension classes
(except Independent Study).


2. The student may not enroll in BYU
day, evening, or extension classes
(except Independent Study) for a
minimum of 12 months. During this
time the student is expected to
resolve all problems leading to the
student's academic suspension.
After 12 or more months, the student
is eligible to return. If the student
completes any college-level work
while on suspension, the student
must receive an overall GPA of 3.2
or higher in that course work to be
allowed readmission. The student
should contact the Admissions
Office, D-155 ASB, (801) 422-2507,
for details and pertinent information
about deadlines and expectations for
readmission. Students who have been
academically suspended must submit
applications for readmission by published
admission deadlines, which may be
before the 12 months have passed.

A student with extenuating circumstances
—who has appropriate support and
justification—may appeal the 12-month
period out of BYU through the Academic
Standards Committee. If students are
planning to petition their time away from
the university, they should not drop their
classes and should continue to attend
their classes until after the petition has
been reviewed. If the petition is denied,
the university will drop their classes for
them. The student should contact the
Academic Support Office for assistance.
DISMISSAL Academic Standing
     Under these Conditions                                                      Expectations

When a student is academically
suspended a second time. OR When
a student fails to comply with the
conditions prescribed by the
Academic Standards Committee.

An academically dismissed student may
not enroll in day, evening, or extension
classes (except Independent Study).
After three years a student is eligible to
enroll in evening or extension classes.
A student may begin the process of
seeking an exception to be readmitted
as a degree-seeking student after two
or more years by petitioning the Academic
Standards Committee. If approved, a
student may be eligible to return as a
degree-seeking student three years after
the date of dismissal. In addition to
petitioning, dismissed students must
apply for readmission by the published
admission deadlines. Students on
dismissal will be required to complete
certain criteria in order to be considered
for readmission to BYU such as the
number of credit hours to take while on
dismissal. For specific information, please
​contact the Academic Support Office.

Note: College advisement centers (CACs) may also set registration blocks on students not progressing toward timely graduation. In such cases, students must also meet with their CAC to
have this block removed.

* Fall, Winter, or Spring-Summer

 
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Admissions

Admissions Services 
A-41 ASB 
(801) 422-2507

General Admission Policies

Brigham Young University exists to provide an education consistent with the religious values taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church). The university prefers admitting members of the Church in good standing but will not unlawfully discriminate against applicants based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status who (1) meet the admission requirements, (2) agree to abide by the Church Educational System Honor Code (Honor Code) and Dress and Grooming Standards, and (3) are otherwise qualified based upon available space.

Students must be in good Honor Code standing to be admitted to BYU and must continue to abide by the Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards while attending BYU, whether on or off campus. An applicant who is currently excommunicated or disfellowshipped from, on probation with, or voluntarily disaffiliated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inadmissible until reinstated to full fellowship.

"The mission of Brigham Young University—founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued."

To this end, the university seeks qualified students of various talents and backgrounds, including geographic, educational, cultural, ethnic, and racial, who relate together in such a manner that they are "no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). It is the university's judgment that providing educational opportunities for a mix of students who share values based on the gospel of Jesus Christ and come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences is an important educational asset to BYU.

Social Security Number: The Admission Office no longer requires students to submit a Social Security number when applying for admission. All students will be assigned an appropriate identification number. If students are applying for any kind of federal financial aid or student employment on campus, however, the government will require the University to collect a Social Security number. Numbers may be obtained at the nearest Social Security office or the local post office.

Full Disclosure: Failure to disclose and submit all documents required for admission, including transcripts from each institution in which the applicant has or is currently enrolled, or any falsification of information required for admission consideration may result in immediate suspension and loss of all credit earned at BYU.

Admission Status and Academic Standing: Admission status (admit or deny) and academic standing (good, warning, or probation) will be determined by the admission committee. This review is for all applicants, including former BYU students.

Official Notice of Admission Committee Action: Applicants will receive electronic notice of the official action taken by the admission committee (oral communication does not constitute a valid offer of admission). Admission can be granted only by the Admission Office and not by any other BYU department. An official offer of admission is valid only for the semester or term indicated. Students who wish to change the entry date specified in their notice of acceptance must request permission to do so from the admission committee before the designated deadline for the entry date they desire.

Admission Deadlines: All materials must be postmarked on or before the deadline date of the semester or term for which the student is applying.

Fall Semester

New Freshman priority deadline: December 1*
New Freshman applicants: February 1
Transfer or former applicants: February 1
*This deadline does not apply to international new freshmen for admission decisions. However, international freshman applicants who meet the December 1 deadline will have priority status when choosing on-campus housing.

Winter Semester

All applicants: October 1

Spring-Summer

Please note: The university president and the admission committee reserve the right to make exceptions to admission procedures and guidelines as deemed appropriate.

US Applicants

New Freshmen

New freshmen are high school or home school graduates with no college credit or with college credit completed prior to high school graduation. Students who are high school age and will not be completing high school are also considered new freshmen.

High School Graduation Alternatives: Those who complete their secondary education through the General Education Development (GED) test, home study, home school, or other programs will be reviewed individually by the admissions committee to determine admissibility. Additional information (achievement tests, personal interview, etc.) may be required as part of the application process.

High School Preparation: Students are encouraged to complete high school courses from the following list of college-preparation courses. Of particular importance are English and mathematics. Writing and math skills are basic for critical thinking. Students who perform well in these classes enhance their possibility of admission. In addition, those who complete Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses will receive additional consideration in admission decisions.

Courses in computer science and the arts (music, drama, painting, etc.) can also be worthwhile. Students should be careful to take classes with substantial content that are challenging. Typing and computer skills are valuable assets in today's world, and should be learned either independently or through high school courses.

LDS Seminary: Students are encouraged to participate in LDS seminary during each year of high school. Brigham Young University is committed to the concept that thoughtful and consistent study of the scriptures is vital to the preparation of those desiring to enter BYU. The number of years of LDS seminary completed (released-time, early morning, or home study) will influence additional consideration in admission decisions.

American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): All new freshman applicants, or students whose high school graduating class has yet to graduate, and transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of college credit at the time of application are required to take the ACT or SAT. The ACT is administered nationally six times each year (September, October, December, February, April, and June). The SAT is offered seven times a year in October, November, December, January, March (or April, alternating each year), May, and June. Students are encouraged to take the test during the last semester of their junior year in high school and again in the first semester of their senior year in high school. Because test results take approximately four weeks after the test date to arrive at the Admission Office, students should plan to take the test at least a month before the deadline for the semester in which they intend to enroll. Standardized test registration information and materials can be obtained from most high school or college counseling offices or from the American College Testing Program, 500 ACT Drive, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168, (319) 337-1270 (www.act.org) or from College Board SAT Program, P.O. Box 025505, Miami, FL 33102, (866) 756-7346 (www.collegeboard.com).

Application: Those applying as new freshman students must complete the following requirements:

*Any college or high school work that is completed internationally will need to be evaluated by a third party. Our preferred evaluation agency is IERF (www.ierf.org).

The application deadlines for new freshmen are as follows:

*This deadline does not apply to international new freshmen.

Admission Criteria: Those who complete their application by the December 1 priority deadline will be given extra consideration in the admission process and will be notified of their admission decision no later than February 28. All new freshman applications go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, unweighted high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, seminary attendance, service, leadership, individual talents, creativity, AP/IB courses taken, unique or special circumstances, and other factors showing a student's ability to strengthen the BYU community.

Note that students who are denied as new freshmen will not be reconsidered for admission until they have completed 24 hours of college credit, with at least one college course having been completed after high school graduation.

Housing: The admission application is also the application for on-campus housing. Students who complete the admission and housing application by the December 1 priority deadline will receive extra consideration in the admission process and priority in on-campus housing selection. Please note that while it is anticipated that all freshman applicants who meet the December 1 priority deadline will have the opportunity to live in on-campus housing facilities, those who apply early in the process will have an advantage in their housing selection.

Early Admission

High school students who would like to be considered for full-time admission to Brigham Young University before high school graduation have the same requirements as new freshman applicants.

Homeschooled Applicants

Applicants who have been homeschooled in lieu of attending a traditional high school environment must receive a composite ACT score of 27 or higher to be competitive for admission consideration. These individuals must also complete all other application requirements for freshman applicants. Applicants should contact Admission Services (801-422-5000) for more details on the application process for homeschooled students.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Transfer Students

Transfer with Fewer than 24 College Credits

This student type refers to students who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded college credit. This does not include AP, IB, or CLEP credit; or institute of religion credit. College credits must be completed by the application deadline. These students will be evaluated for admission based on both their high school and college work.

Students who have completed college work and apply for admission prior to graduating from high school will be evaluated as new freshmen regardless of the number of college hours completed. Once a student has graduated from high school and has taken at least one course at another college or university, this applicant will be considered a transfer student and college credits taken during high school will count toward the 24 credit hour threshold.

Note that students who are denied as new freshmen will not be reconsidered for admission until they have completed 24 hours of college credit, with at least one college course having been completed after high school graduation.

Application: Those applying as transfer students with fewer than 24 credits must complete the following requirements:

*Any college or high school work that is completed internationally will need to be evaluated by a third party. Our preferred evaluation agency is IERF (www.ierf.org).

The application deadlines for transfer students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: All applications of transfer students with fewer than 24 credits go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, unweighted high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, completed college coursework, seminary attendance, service, leadership, individual talents, creativity, AP/IB courses taken, unique or special circumstances, and other factors showing a student's ability to strengthen the BYU community. Transfer applicants will receive their admission decisions no later than February 28.

BYU does not accept vocational transfer credit (college courses leading to an applied associate degree or certification) from any institution. This type of credit includes subjects such as auto mechanics, cosmetology, dental hygiene, and other technical fields. Once admitted, each incoming transcript will be evaluated for vocational credit, and any vocational credits will be marked as non-transferrable credit. If vocational credit is earned as part of an associate of arts or science degree, it will still be marked as non-transferrable. However, the associate degree will still be recognized as long as at least 35% of the credit within the degree is considered to be academic credit.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Transfer with 24 or More College Credits

This student type refers to students who have completed 24 or more semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded college credit. This does not include AP, IB, CLEP or institute of religion credit. College credits must be completed by the application deadline.

Students who have completed college work and apply for admission prior to graduating from high school will be evaluated as new freshmen regardless of the number of college hours completed. Once a student has graduated from high school and taken at least one course at another college or university, this applicant will be considered a transfer student and college credits taken during high school will count toward the 24 credit hour threshold.

Application: Those applying as transfer students with 24 or more credits must complete the following requirements:

*Any college or high school work that is completed internationally will need to be evaluated by a third party. Our preferred evaluation agency is IERF (www.ierf.org).

The application deadlines for transfer students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: All transfer applications go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, leadership experience, GPA, course selection, quality of coursework, Institute of Religion involvement, academic goals, and other similar factors. Transfer students with 90 or more graded semester credit hours are unlikely to be admitted. Transfer applicants will receive their admission decisions no later than 4 weeks after the final admission deadline.

BYU does not accept vocational transfer credit (college courses leading to an applied associate degree or certification) from any institution. This type of credit includes subjects such as auto mechanics, cosmetology, dental hygiene, and other technical fields. Once admitted, each incoming transcript will be evaluated for vocational credit, and any vocational credits will be marked as non-transferrable credit. If vocational credit is earned as part of an associate of arts or science degree, it will still be marked as non-transferrable. However, the associate degree will still be recognized as long as at least 35% of the credit within the degree is considered to be academic credit.

Evaluation of Transfer College Credit: All college transcripts will be evaluated to determine admissibility of an applicant even if all or any of that credit is not accepted for transfer. Transfer Services in the Registrar's Office will determine the transferability of undergraduate credit to BYU.

The transfer institution must be accredited by one of the following regional associations or is an institution sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  1. AdvancED
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  3. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  4. Western Association of Schools and Colleges

In addition to accreditation, the following criteria are also considered when determining the transferability of credit and equivalencies: comparable credit hours, course level, seat time, and course descriptions. Vocational credit is not accepted, even if earned at an accredited institution.

Additional factors that can affect the transfer of credit:

  1. Military courses are evaluated using the ACE recommendations in the upper-division baccalaureate category from the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.
  2. An associate of arts or science degree from any one of the main feeder institutions (BYU-Idaho, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State College, Mesa Community College, LDS Business College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, and Utah Valley University) will fill most BYU university core requirements with the exception of Advanced Written and Oral Communication, Languages of Learning, and the religion hours at BYU. Advanced Written and Oral Communication and the Languages of Learning requirements may be filled by completing specific courses at other colleges. Students who have questions about the completion of university core courses are invited to contact Transfer Services in the BYU Registrar's Office, (801) 422-8522, for further information.
  3. Most associate of arts or science degrees from other approved transfer institutions not listed above will fill most BYU university core requirements with the exception of American Heritage, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, Languages of Learning, and the religion hours at BYU. American Heritage, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, and the Languages of Learning requirements may be filled by completing specific courses at other colleges. NOTE: Associate of arts or science degrees must include at least 35% solid, academic classes (i.e., general education) in order to fulfill BYU's university core requirements as stated above. Associate of arts or science degrees that include more than 65% vocational courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Students who have questions about the completion of university core courses are invited to contact Transfer Services in the BYU Registrar's Office, (801) 422-8522, for further information.
  4. Credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis for students who do not complete an associate of arts or science degree. Transfer guides have been established for some of BYU's main feeder institutions. A list of these transfer guides can be found at http://transfer.byu.edu.
  5. Credit earned more than eight years before admission or readmission (including transfer credit) may, at the discretion of the university, be accepted to meet general education and university graduation requirements as well as major requirements.
  6. Credit earned from an LDS institute of religion must receive a Pass (P) grade and be posted to an official CES transcript.

Note: Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the academic vice president.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 

Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Former Students

Former students are students who were admitted to the university as fully-matriculated students, completed coursework at BYU, but have been absent from the university for more than one major semester. Students who have attended only BYU's Visiting Student Program, Evening Classes, Salt Lake Center, or other Continuing Education programs are not considered fully-matriculated students and will not be classified as former students.

Application: Those applying as former students must complete the following requirements:

The application deadlines for former students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: Former student status is not a guarantee of admission. Former students with additional transfer credit must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA or higher on additional work.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Visiting Student Program

The Spring/Summer Visiting Student Program is available to students who are not currently admitted to BYU; the program is for those who will be pursuing a degree at another university or who would like to receive some credit from BYU. Admission to the Visiting Student Program does not imply continued enrollment at BYU beyond spring-summer.

Application: Applicants interested in the Visiting Student Program must complete the following requirements:

*Any college or high school work that is completed internationally will need to be evaluated by a third party. Our preferred evaluation agency is IERF (www.ierf.org).

Admission Criteria: The application deadline for the Visiting Student Program is the week before classes begin. Admission to the Spring/Summer Visiting Student Program is determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must have a 2.5 college GPA or a 2.5 high school GPA and an 18 or higher on the ACT.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admissions policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

BYU Concurrent Enrollment

Local high school students who wish to be considered for admission as part-time students while enrolled in high school will apply as concurrent enrollment students.

Application: Applicants desiring to attend BYU as concurrent enrollment students must meet the following criteria:

Note that a new concurrent enrollment voucher must be submitted for each semester of enrollment at the university.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admissions policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Post-baccalaureate Studies (PBS)

Students who have already received a baccalaureate degree or higher from any institution, including BYU, are not eligible for admissions consideration to pursue another baccalaureate degree or major. However, these students may use university resources during spring-summer through Evening Classes or through BYU Independent Study. Fall and winter admission resources are reserved for undergraduate students and students who have been officially admitted into a graduate program.

Application: Post-baccalaureate applicants must complete the following requirements:

*Any college or high school work that is completed internationally will need to be evaluated by a third party. Our preferred evaluation agency is IERF (www.ierf.org).

The application deadline for the Post-baccalaureate Studies program is the first day of classes. International students are not normally eligible for this program.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Evening Classes

All students who are admitted to BYU (day students, Bachelor of General Studies students, Evening Classes students, Salt Lake Center students, and post-baccalaureate students) may register for BYU Evening Classes. Students not currently admitted to BYU may register for Evening Classes after receiving clearance to register. For details, please visit the Evening Classes website at http://eveningclasses.byu.edu or contact the Evening Classes Office:

Phone: 801-422-2872 
E-mail: evening_classes@byu.edu 
Mail: 211 HCEB, Provo, UT 84602

Salt Lake Center

Any student who is currently admitted to BYU may register for undergraduate level classes at the BYU Salt Lake Center. Students not currently admitted to BYU may also register for undergraduate classes at the BYU Salt Lake Center provided they satisfy the requirements for registration (see http://slc.byu.edu for more information).

Phone: 801-933-9400 
E-mail: slc@byu.edu 
Address: 345 West North Temple Street, 3 Triad Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84180

Deferments

Continuing Student Leave of Absence

BYU daytime eligible students may take a leave of absence for one major semester (fall or winter) per academic year without prior notification to the university. An academic year begins with fall semester and continues through the next spring-summer.

Note: International students must obtain clearance from International Services before taking a leave of absence.

Consider the following prior to taking a leave of absence:

Missionary Deferment

BYU students who want to defer their enrollment for an LDS mission must complete a Missionary Deferment form, available at http://admissions.byu.edu/mission-deferments. The deferment form should be submitted after receiving a mission call, and before the end of the semester in which the student was due to enroll. The following conditions are given to students:

Return from MissionEnroll No Later Than
October-AprilFall Semester
May-SeptemberWinter Semester

Students wishing to discontinue after classes begin should contact OneStop Counseling at 801-422-4104.

International Applicants

To be considered for admission as an international applicant, students will need to demonstrate strong academic qualifications, evidence of competencies in English, and a willingness to adhere to the Honor Code and Dress and Grooming Standards.

Once admitted to the university, all international students must make a deposit of $4,000 USD before they will be able to register for classes. The deposit will be held in an escrow account with the intent to be released to the student during his final semester before graduation. Students who experience unforeseen financial hardship while studying at BYU may petition to use up to $3,000 of their deposit before their final semester. International students who have already accessed the $3,000 USD from their deposit and who find they are unable to cover the costs associated with continued education at BYU will receive the final $1,000 in the form of a plane ticket to return to their home country.

In addition to the deposit, international students requiring an I-20 must provide proof of finances for the first year of study. The I-20 will not be issued and a registration hold will be placed on the student's file until the proof of finances has been provided. Once the financial support requirement has been cleared, the I-20 will be processed and sent to the student, and the registration hold will then be released.

International New Freshmen

New freshmen are secondary or homeschool graduates with no college credit or with college credit completed prior to secondary school graduation. Students who are secondary school age but will not be completing secondary school are also considered new freshmen.

Secondary School Graduation Alternatives: Applicants who complete their secondary education through the General Education Development (GED) test, home study, home school, or other alternative secondary education programs will be reviewed individually by the admissions committee to determine admissibility. Additional information (achievement tests, personal interview, etc.) may be required as part of the application process.

LDS Seminary: Students are encouraged to participate in LDS seminary during secondary school. Brigham Young University is committed to the concept that thoughtful and consistent study of the scriptures is vital to the preparation of those desiring to enter BYU. The number of years of LDS seminary completed (released-time, early morning, or home study) will influence additional consideration in admission decisions.

American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): All new freshman applicants (or students whose secondary school graduating class has yet to graduate) and transfer students who have completed fewer than 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of college credit at the time of application are required to take the ACT or SAT. The ACT is administered throughout the year; consult their website (www.act.org) for more specific dates. The SAT is also administered throughout the year; consult their website (www.collegeboard.com) for specific test dates. Because test results take approximately four weeks after the test date to arrive at the Admission Office, students should plan to take the test at least a month before the deadline for the semester in which they intend to enroll. Registration information can be obtained from each of the aforementioned websites.

Application: Those applying as international new freshman students must complete the following requirements:

*If the secondary school/college is located in the United States or is a US-accredited school, the transcripts will not need to be evaluated by a third party. Transcripts should be sent to A-41 ASB, Provo, UT 84602.

The application deadlines for international new freshmen are as follows:

Admission Criteria: All new freshman applicants will be notified of their admission decision no later than the last day of the month of the final deadline. All new freshman applications go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, secondary school GPA, ACT or SAT score, seminary attendance, service, leadership, individual talents, creativity, unique or special circumstances, and other factors showing a student's ability to strengthen the BYU community. It is recommended that new freshmen have a 3.65 GPA (US equivalent) and an ACT score in the mid-to-high 20s to be competitive for admission.

English: Applicants whose native or primary language is not English AND/OR has citizenship in a country where English is not the official language will be required to prove English proficiency. We require proof of proficiency regardless of time spent studying in the U.S. These exams expire eery two years. A new score will be required if the exam expires before the deadline, even though the system will not currently show that on the Status page. If the requirement was waived for a former student, we will honor that and not require a test score.

BYU accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE. The minimum scores for each test are:

Homeschooled International Applicants

These individuals must complete all application requirements for international new freshman applicants. Their academic qualifications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. International homeschooled applicants should contact the International Admissions Office at 801-422-5000 or submit a quesiton on ymessage.byu.edu for more information.

Housing: The admission application is also the application for on-campus housing. Housing Services will contact the students with further information once admitted.

Registration and Completion Requirements: All undergraduate international students in attendance must register for and complete at least 12 hours of daytime credit per semester (6 hours per term).

Official University Visa Policy: Students should not attempt to enter the United States to attend BYU as a full-time student without presenting an I-20 form from BYU (certificate of eligibility), a valid passport, and a valid F-1 visa, or other appropriate immigration documents. Maintaining visa status is the responsibility of the student.

Note: All international students must report to International Services, 1351 WSC, (801) 422-2695, within one week of arrival on campus.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

International Transfer Applicants

International Transfer Applicants with Fewer than 24 College Credits

This student type applies to applicants who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded college credit. This does not include AP, IB, CLEP, or LDS institute of religion credit. College credits must be completed by the application deadline in order to count toward the 24 credit hour threshold. These students will be evaluated for admission based on both their secondary school and college work.

Students who have completed college work and apply for admission prior to graduating from secondary school will be evaluated as new freshmen, regardless of the number of college hours completed. Once a student has graduated from secondary school and taken at least one course at another college or university, this applicant will be considered a transfer student and any college credits taken during secondary school will count toward the 24 credit hour threshold.

Note that students who are denied as new freshmen will not be reconsidered for admission until they have completed at least 24 hours of college credit, with at least one college course having been completed after secondary school graduation.

Application: Those applying as international transfer students with fewer than 24 credits must complete the following requirements:

*If the secondary school/college is located in the United States or is a US-accredited school, the transcripts will not need to be evaluated by a third party.

The application deadlines for international transfer students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: All applications of transfer students with fewer than 24 credits go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, secondary school GPA, college GPA, ACT or SAT score, seminary attendance, service, leadership, individual talents, creativity, unique or special circumstances, and other factors showing a student's ability to strengthen the BYU community. It is recommended that students have a 3.4 GPA and an ACT score in the mid 20's to be competitive for admission. Transfer applications will receive their admission decisions no later than February 28.

BYU does not accept vocational transfer credit (college courses leading to an applied associate degree or certification) from any institution. This type of credit includes subjects such as auto mechanics, cosmetology, dental hygiene, and other technical fields. Once admitted, each incoming transcript will be evaluated for vocational credit, and any vocational credits will be marked as non-transferrable credit. If vocational credit is earned as part of an associate of arts or science degree, it will still be marked as non-transferrable. However, the associate degree will still be recognized as long as at least 35% of the credit within the degree is considered to be academic credit.

English: Applicants whose native or primary language is not English AND/OR has citizenship in a country where English is not the official language will be required to prove English proficiency. We require proof of proficiency regardless of time spent studying in the U.S. These exams expire eery two years. A new score will be required if the exam expires before the deadline, even though the system will not currently show that on the Status page. If the requirement was waived for a former student, we will honor that and not require a test score.

BYU accepts the TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE. The minimum scores for each test are:

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.


International Transfer Applicants with 24 or More College Credits

This student type applies to students who have completed 24 or more semester hours (36 quarter hours) of graded college credit. This does not include AP, IB, CLEP, or LDS institute of religion credit. College credits must be completed by the application deadline in order to count toward the 24 credit hour threshold.

Students who have completed college work and apply for admission prior to graduating from secondary school will be evaluated as new freshmen, regardless of the number of credit hours completed. Once a student has graduated from secondary school and taken at least once course at another college or university, this applicant will be considered a transfer student and any college credits taken during secondary school will count toward the 24 credit hour threshold.

Application: Those applying as international transfer students with 24 or more credits must complete the following requirements:

*If the secondary school/college is located in the United States or is a US-accredited school, the transcripts will not need to be evaluated by a third party.

The application deadlines for international transfer students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: All transfer applications go through a holistic review process which is comprised of the following elements: ecclesiastical endorsement, leadership experience, GPA, course selection, quality of coursework, institute of religion involvement, academic goals, and other similar factors. It is recommended that transfer students have a 3.65 GPA (US equivalent) to be competitive for admission. International transfer applicants with three or more years of work at another college or university are unlikely to be admitted. International transfer applicants will receive their admission decisions no later than 4 weeks after the final admission deadline.

Evaluation of Transfer College Credit: All college transcripts will be evaluated to determine admissibility of an applicant even if all or any of that credit is not accepted for transfer. Transfer Services in the BYU Registrar's Office will determine the transferability of undergraduate credit to BYU.

Factors which can affect the transfer of credit include:

The transfer institution must be accredited by one of the following regional associations or is an institution sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

  1. AdvancED
    • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  2. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  3. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  4. Western Association of Schools and Colleges

In addition to accreditation, the following criteria are also considered when determining the transferability of credit and equivalencies: comparable credit hours, course level, seat time, and course descriptions. Vocational credit is not accepted, even if earned at an accredited institution.

Additional factors that can affect the transfer of credit:

  1. An associate of art or science degree from any one of the main feeder institutions (BYU-Idaho, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State College, Mesa Community College, LDS Business College, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, and Utah Valley University) will fill most BYU university core requirements with the exception of Advanced Written and Oral Communication, Languages of Learning, and the religion hours at BYU. Advanced Written and Oral Communication and the Languages of Learning requirements may be filled by completing specific courses at other colleges. Students who have questions about the completion of university core courses are invited to contact Transfer Services in the BYU Registrar's Office, (801) 422-8522, for further information.
  2. Most associate of arts or science degrees from other approved transfer institutions not listed above will fill most BYU university core requirements with the exception of American Heritage, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, Languages of Learning, and the religion hours at BYU. American Heritage, Advanced Written and Oral Communication, and the Languages of Learning requirements may be filled by completing specific courses at other colleges. NOTE: Associate of arts or science degrees must include at least 35% solid, academic classes (i.e., general education) in order to fulfill BYU's university core requirements as stated above. Associate of arts or science degrees that include more than 65% vocational courses will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Students who have questions about the completion of university core courses are invited to contact Transfer Services in the BYU Registrar's Office, (801) 422-8522, for further information.
  3. Credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis for students who do not complete an associate of arts or science degree. Transfer guides have been established for some of BYU's main feeder institutions. A list of these transfer guides can be found at http://transfer.byu.edu.
  4. Credit earned more than eight years before admission or readmission (including transfer credit) may, at the discretion of the university, be accepted to meet general education and university graduation requirements as well as major requirements.
  5. Credit earned from an LDS institute of religion must receive a Pass (P) grade and be posted to an official CES transcript.

Note: Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the academic vice president.

Registration and Completion Requirements: All undergraduate international students in attendance must register for and complete at least 12 hours of daytime credit per semester (6 hours per term).

Official University Visa Policy: Students should not attempt to enter the United States to attend BYU as a full-time student without presenting an I-20 form from BYU (Certificate of Eligibility), a valid passport, a valid F-1 visa, or other appropriate immigration documents. Maintaining visa status is the responsibility of the student.

Note: All international students must report to International Services, 1351 WSC, (801) 422-2695, within one week after arrival on campus.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

International Former Students

Former students are students who were admitted to the university as fully-matriculated students, completed coursework at BYU, but have been absent from the university for more than one major semester. Students who have attended only BYU's Visiting Student Program, evening classes, Salt Lake Center, or other continuing education programs are not considered fully-matriculated students and will not be classified as former students.

Application: International applicants who are applying as former students must complete the following requirements:

The application deadlines for international former students are as follows:

Admission Criteria: Former student status is not a guarantee of admission. Former students with additional transfer credit must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA or higher on additional work.

Print material is subject to change. Please refer to our websites for the most accurate information. 
Regardless of printed admission policies and procedures, the university reserves the right to refuse or rescind admission to any applicant.

Visiting Students

International students are not normally eligible for this program.

Post-baccalaureate Studies (PBS)

International students are not normally eligible for this program.

Deferments

Continuing Student Leave of Absence

BYU day-time eligible students may take a leave of absence for one major semester (fall or winter) per academic year. An academic year begins with fall semester and continues through the next spring-summer. International students must obtain clearance from the International Student Services Office before taking a leave of absence.

Students should consider the following prior to taking a leave of absence:

Missionary Deferment

International students who want to defer their enrollment for an LDS mission must complete a Missionary Deferment form, available at http://admissions.byu.edu/mission-deferments. This form needs to be completed by the student, and signed by a representative from International Services. The deferment form should be submitted after receiving a mission call, and before the end of the semester in which the student was due to enroll. The following conditions are given to students:

Return from MissionEnroll No Later Than
October-AprilFall Semester
May-SeptemberWinter Semester

Students wishing to discontinue after classes begin should contact OneStop Counseling at (801) 422-4104.

BYU Independent Study

BYU Independent Study is a distance education program that offers online and paper courses for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The program offers more than 500 university, high school, middle school, and personal enrichment courses that can help students make up credit, graduate on time, enhance their curriculum, or earn university credit. For further details, please visit the Independent Study website (is.byu.edu) or contact the Independent Study Office:

Phone: 801-422-2868 or 1-800-914-8931 (toll-free) 
E-mail: indstudy@byu.edu 
Mail: 120 Morris Center, Provo, UT 84602-0300

Graduate Studies

BYU offers over 100 different masters and doctoral degrees in a variety of subjects from law to food science. For information on available programs and their admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Studies website (gradstudies.byu.edu) or contact the Graduate Studies department:

phone: 801-422-4091 
E-mail: gradstudies@byu.edu 
Mail: 105 FPH, Provo, UT 84602

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

BYU discontinued giving credit for general exams in 2000. Additionally, BYU does not give credit for subject exams.

 
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Dates & Deadlines

The annual calendar at BYU includes fall, winter, and spring-summer (which includes spring term and summer term). Fall semester 2015 begins August 31st and ends before the Christmas holidays. Winter semester is from early January to late April. Spring-summer begins April 28. Registering for spring-summer allows students to accelerate their progress in many degree programs.

Admissions Dates & Deadlines
Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline
Financial Aid & Scholarship Deadlines
Graduate Student Dates & Deadlines
Graduation Dates & Deadlines
Health Plan Dates & Deadlines
Records/Registration Dates & Deadlines
Tuition Dates & Deadlines
University General Dates & Deadlines

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Admission Application Deadline
Last day new freshman, transfer, and
former students may submit 
admission applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
International Student Admissions
Last day international students may
submit admission applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Dec 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016

Additional information 

Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline

 FallWinterSpring-Summer
 Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Ecclesiastical Endorsement Deadline
All enrolled continuing undergraduate,
graduate, intern, or Study Abroad
students' Continuing Student
Ecclesiastical Endorsements are due
to avoid registration delays
Mar 15Mar 15Mar 15Mar 15

Additional information 

Financial Aid & Scholarship Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016

Scholarship Application Deadlines

New Freshmen/International 
Last day new freshmen and 
international 
students may submit 
undergraduate applications for 
academic scholarships and talent 
awards
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
Continuing Students 
Last day continuing undergraduate 
students may submit scholarship 
applications
Mar 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2016
Mar 1,
2016
Transfer Students 
Last day transfer undergraduate 
students may submit scholarship 
applications
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Feb 1,
2016
Feb 1,
2016
Former Students Last day former 
undergraduate students admitted
spring-summer, or fall semester 2015
may submit scholarship applications
Mar 1,
2015
Oct 1,
2015
Mar 1,
2016
Mar 1,
2016

Financial Aid Deadlines

BYU Short-term Loans Due
Full payment due on BYU short-term
loans
Nov 1Mar 1Jun 1Aug 1
FAFSA Deadline 
Last day federal government will
accept Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) for this
academic year
Jun 30Jun 30Jun 30Jun 30

Additional information 

Graduate Student Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Application Deadlines
Departmental application deadlines
for entry to graduate studies may
be as early as this date. For specific
program and department deadlines
and requirements, refer to the
degree programs on the Graduate
Studies website:
graduatestudies.byu.edu
Dec 1,
2014
Feb 1,
2015
Oct 15,
2015
Jan 15,
2016
Apply for Graduation
Last day graduate students may
apply for graduation to receive a
diploma for this semester
Oct 23Jan 29Apr 29May 20
Schedule Thesis/Dissertation
Defense Deadline

Last day graduate students in
dissertation or thesis programs may
schedule a final oral examination
(defense of their work) and submit
copies of their work to their
graduate committee for graduation.
Note: Ample time should be
allowed to make corrections in a
dissertation or thesis after the
final oral examination and before
the deadline for submitting the ETD
Nov 20Feb 19May 13Jun 10
Thesis/Dissertation Defense
Deadline

Last day graduate students in
dissertation or thesis programs may
have a final oral examination
(defense of their work) for
graduation. Note: Ample time
should be allowed to make 
corrections in a dissertation or
thesis after the final oral
examination and before the
deadline for submitting the ETD
Dec 4Mar 4Jun 3Jun 24
Submission to Dean Deadline
Last day graduate students may
submit their dissertation or thesis
along with ADV Form 8d for
signature to the dean of their
college for graduation
Dec 11Mar 11Jun 10Jul 1
Final Submission Deadline
Last day graduate students may
submit the ETD of their dissertation
or thesis so that the status shows
Grad Office Review and take ADV
Form 8d to Graduate Studies
(105 FPH); complete remaining
degree requirements; pay fees; and
submit exam results and any I and
T, etc., grade changes to the
Registrar's Office for graduation
(including any prerequisite
Independent Study)
Dec 18Mar 18Jun 16Jul 8

Additional information 

Graduation Dates & Deadlines


FallWinterSpring-Summer

December 2015April 2016June 2016August 2016
Apply for Graduation
Last day for undergraduates to
apply and pay fee for
graduation
Sep 15Nov 15,
2015
Feb 15Apr 15

Last day undergraduates may
submit to the Registrar's Office
all incompletes,T grades,
special exams, GE challenges,
military credit, official
transcripts of work completed
at other schools, and any
other information pertaining
to graduation

Nov 20Mar 25May 20Jul 15

Last day Independent Study
final exams may be submitted
for graduation

Nov 24Apr 1May 26Jul 21
Graduation – University
Commencement
Dec 18
(no exercises)
Apr 21Jun 16
(no exercises)
Aug 11
Graduation – College
Convocations
Apr 22Aug 12

Additional information 

Health Plan Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall 2015Winter 2016Spring 2016Summer 2016
Health Plan Deadline
Last day for new and continuing
students to submit Student Health
Plan enrollment or certification of
other coverage through the MyBYU
Web site
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27

Additional information 

Records/Registration Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Priority registration beginsMar 23,
2015
Oct 26,
2015
Feb 1Feb 1Feb 1
Discontinue Before Semester
Last day to officially discontinue
enrollment without a withdraw date
posted on the transcript
Aug 30Jan 3Apr 25Jun 19Apr 25
Add/Drop Deadline
Last day to add classes Last day
to drop classes without incurring a
pro-rata tuition charge Last day to
drop a class without a W (official
withdrawal) appearing on the
transcript
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27May 3
Withdraw Deadline 1st Term
Last day to withdraw from a first
 term class for academic reasons
Oct 5Feb 8May 31N/AN/A
Discontinuance Deadline 1st Term
Last day to officially discontinue
from first term classes for
nonacademic emergencies
Oct 5Feb 8May 31N/AN/A
Add/Drop Deadline 2nd Term
Last day to add second term
 classes Last day to drop a second
term class without a W (official
withdrawal) appearing on the
transcript
Oct 28Mar 3N/AJun 27N/A
Withdraw Deadline
Last day to withdraw from a class
for academic reasons
Nov 9Mar 15N/AJul 22Jun 13
Withdraw Deadline 2nd Term
Last day to withdraw from a second
term class for academic reasons
Nov 24Mar 30N/AJul 22N/A
Discontinuance Deadline
Last day to officially discontinue
from the university or withdraw
from all classes for nonacademic
emergencies
Nov 24Mar 30May 31Jul 28Jun 13
Grade rolls availableDec 10Apr 12Jun 13Aug 8Aug 8
Grades dueDec 30Apr 28Jun 24Aug 19Aug 19
Grades availableJan 4,
2016
May 2Jun 27Aug 22Aug 22

Additional information 

Tuition Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Tuition Deadline
Tuition due in full. Ability to add
additional courses will be restricted
due to non-payment
Aug 24Dec 28Apr 19Jun 13Apr 19
Final Tuition Payment Deadline
Final tuition deadline. Current class
enrollment will be dropped for
non-payment. Late payments will not
be accepted.
Sep 8Jan 11May 3Jun 27May 3

Additional information 

University General Dates & Deadlines

 FallWinterSpring-Summer

Fall
2015
Winter
2016
Spring
2016
Summer
2016
Semester-length
2016
Annual University
Conference
Aug 24-26



New Student
Orientation
Aug 27-29Jan 2
Jun 17-18
Classes beginAug 31Jan 4Apr 26Jun 20Apr 26
Last day of first term
classes
Oct 20Feb 24


Second term classes
begin
Oct 21Feb 25


Friday class
instruction – no
 Tuesday classes
Nov 24



No classes heldNov 25



Last day of class
instruction
Dec 10Apr 12Jun 13Aug 8Aug 8
Exam preparation daysDec 11Apr 13-14Jun 14Aug 9Aug 9
Final examsDec 14-18Apr 15-16,
18-20
Jun 15-16Aug 10-11Aug 10-11
Monday class
instruction – no
Tuesday classes

Feb 16


Holidays

Labor Day holidaySep 7



Thanksgiving holidayNov 26-27



Christmas holidayDec 24-25



New Year’s Day
holiday
Dec 31-Jan 1



Martin Luther King Day
holiday

Jan 18


Presidents’ Day
holiday

Feb 15


Memorial Day holiday

May 30

Independence Day
holiday



Jul 4
Pioneer Day holiday


Jul 25

Additional information 

 
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Discontinuance

OneStop Counseling Center 
D-148 ASB 
(801) 422-7075 
http://onestop.byu.edu/discontinuance

Discontinuance is defined as withdrawing from ALL classes for the current semester or term. A student who discontinues is no longer considered to be currently enrolled. Note: Newly admitted students (new freshman, transfer, and former students) discontinuing from the semester or term they were admitted will lose their admission status and will need to reapply to attend a future semester. Students should contact a OneStop counselor in D-148 ASB about being readmitted.

Continuing students who discontinue from a major semester (fall or winter) will have that semester counted as a leave of absence. (For more information, see the Leave of Absence section of this catalog). Discontinuance may also have an impact on other areas of campus where students are required to be enrolled in a certain number of credit hours, such as:

The OneStop counselors in D-148 ASB are available to consult with students or parents regarding these issues.

The discontinuance process includes the following:

  1. Before the first day of classes, students may drop all of their classes with no record on the transcript.
  2. Between the first day of class and the add deadline, students may discontinue by dropping all their classes online through MyMAP in MyBYU. However, discontinuance on or after the first day of class will result in a withdraw date being posted on the student's transcript.
  3. After the add deadline, students must discontinue by submitting the Request for Discontinuance form (front side only) available from the OneStop Counseling Center at D-148 ASB or the website (http://onestop.byu.edu/discontinuance).
  4. If discontinuing after the withdraw deadline, students will need to obtain signatures from their instructors (back side of form) indicating whether the student should be withdrawn passing (W) or withdrawn failing (WE).
  5. Once the Request for Discontinuance form is completed and submitted to the OneStop Counseling Center (D-148 ASB), the student will be withdrawn from classes.
  6. After the discontinuance deadline, if non-academic circumstances arise, students may work with their instructors to get an incomplete contract. (See information about incompletes in the Grading section of this catalog.) If a student desires to discontinue after the deadline, including first term classes, it will be necessary to file a petition (see http://petitions.byu.edu).

Please Note

 
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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Office 
C-144 ASB 
(801) 422-4104

Over the past decade the cost of obtaining an excellent university education has increased considerably. As a result, many students and their families have found it difficult to obtain the funds to pursue an education. The university is sensitive to this situation and to those students who are hard-pressed to finance their studies. Major changes have been made by the university to improve the delivery system through which students can receive financial aid. There is a firm commitment to assist those who truly need the resources to further their studies.

Financial aid at BYU comes from various federal, state, and university programs in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. The Financial Aid Office coordinates these financial aid programs and assists students in identifying the financial resources for which they might qualify. Because the number of students applying for financial assistance usually exceeds the funds available through university programs, the distribution of financial aid at BYU is based on an assessment of the student's and family's financial need. There are some exceptions to need-based awarding, e.g., BYU academic scholarships, performance, talent and athletic awards, and BYU short-term loans.

The process of determining a student's eligibility for financial aid is called need analysis. In a need analysis, income and asset information from both students and parents is examined to determine the family's ability to contribute toward educational costs. This figure, called the expected family contribution (EFC), is subtracted from what it will cost the student to attend BYU for a specific length of time (typically, one academic year). If the cost of education is more than the family can contribute, the student has demonstrated financial need.

BYU uses the government need analysis form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in determining how much the student and family should be able to contribute. All students applying for federal financial aid must complete this form. The application process is not complete until the results of the FAFSA have been received by the Financial Aid Office.

Even though a standard formula is used to analyze a student's financial situation, the Financial Aid Office is willing to consider unusual circumstances regarding a student's/parent's financial situation.

Applying for financial aid can be complicated and time consuming. Considerable delays and frustrations can arise from filling out forms incorrectly or failing to submit the proper documents in a timely manner. Students and their parents are encouraged to read instructions carefully and to complete all forms and documents correctly. Professional counselors are available and eager to assist in answering questions and helping with the application process, and can be reached by calling 801-422-4104.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for federal financial aid (Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Direct PLUS Loans) must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In addition, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to have federal financial aid disbursed to them. Any student enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and meeting these requirements, may apply for financial aid.

Students who have a baccalaureate degree and are returning to receive a teaching certificate may also apply for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans if they have a cumulative 2.0 GPA and are admitted to the teacher licensure program. In addition, post-baccalaureate students may be eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans if they are enrolled in prerequisite courses for admission to a graduate program.

Rules and regulations governing the disbursement of federal financial aid are subject to change. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have additional questions regarding your eligibility for financial assistance.

Scholarships

Brigham Young University offers scholarships to select students who have demonstrated a serious and diligent commitment to spiritual preparation and academic excellence as an investment in their education. Scholarship funds are provided through the tithes of the LDS Church and the offerings of generous individuals. They are given to encourage continued commitment to spiritual and intellectual growth. The gift of a scholarship assumes an obligation on the part of the recipient to use that investment to prepare for expanded and purposeful service in the Lord's kingdom. The principle of replenishment is endorsed, and all are invited to make a similar investment in someone else's future by contributing to the university's scholarship programs when in a financial position to do so.

Although the contributions of the Church and others have been generous, funds are still insufficient to invest in all students. Consequently, policies and procedures have been established to better ensure fairness in awarding available scholarship funds consistent with the university's aims and donors' wishes.

For additional information about our policies and procedures, please contact the Financial Aid Office:

Addr​ess:
C-144 ASB
Provo, UT
84602-1009
Telephone: (801) 422-4104
E-mail: scholarships@byu.edu
Web: http://financialaid.byu.edu/section/scholarships

Academic

The majority of BYU scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit. After the scholarship application deadline, students are ranked by their academic preparation and performance. Beginning at the top of the ranked order, scholarships are awarded until funds are exhausted.

BYU scholarships are not renewable, and most are awarded for two semesters only. Unless students receive a four-year award,they must reapply every year by the appropriate deadline to be considered. Applicants must also officially declare a major by the end of their sophomore year.

Heritage Scholarships are eight-semester, full LDS tuition awards to incoming freshman students. These scholarships honor the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural heritage of the Church and the university.

National Merit Scholarships are eight-semester, full LDS tuition awards sponsored by BYU for a number of the incoming freshman students who qualify as finalists in this competition. To be considered, finalists must inform National Merit Corporation that BYU is their first-choice university. National Merit Corporation will then forward necessary materials to BYU. Because funds are limited, finalists are not guaranteed a BYU-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Brigham Young Scholarships are generally two-semester awards that cover either half or full LDS tuition. Students must reapply each year by the appropriate deadline to be considered for future scholarships.

New Freshman Students

New freshman academic scholarships are based on a candidate's unweighted high school GPA and composite ACT/SAT score, as calculated and certified by BYU Admissions Services.

Former Students

Academic scholarships are based on overall academic performance. Primary considerations are based on the student's cumulative BYU grade point average. Candidates will be considered in the same applicant pool as continuing students.

Continuing Students

Academic scholarships are based on overall scholastic performance. Primary considerations are based on the student's cumulative BYU grade point average.

Alumni Association

Generations of BYU students have benefited from the generous support of the Church and private individuals. With that support they have received a first-rate education that has helped them "go forth to serve." Part of that service includes providing for the education of future generations.

Applicants for the Alumni Replenishment Grant are considered based on need and other criteria along with a moral commitment to repay the amount of the grant, so that future students can receive and continue such financial assistance.

Alumni Association Replenishment

The Alumni Association Replenishment Grant is available to junior, senior, and graduate students whose total cost of education may not be met through other financial aid programs. Scholarships are awarded annually in amounts equal to half or full LDS tuition. The scholarship recipients will be asked to replenish the fund once they are in a financial position to do so.

To be considered, both the cumulative and BYU GPA must be at least 3.0 by the end of fall semester. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and be willing to replenish the scholarship fund at a later date. To apply, complete the online scholarship application available through myBYU, including the Financial Need section as well as the Alumni Replenishment Grants section.

Alumni Association Regional Replenishment

Several chapters of the BYU Alumni Association offer replenishment grants to students whose permanent residence lies within their boundaries.

To apply, complete the online scholarship application available through myBYU, including the Financial Need section as well the Alumni Regional Replenishment Grants section.

Athletic

The university awards grants-in-aid to outstanding athletes who qualify under the rules and regulations of the West Coast Conference and the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).

For program applications, deadlines, and additional information, apply directly to the coach of the sport in which you wish to participate or contact Intercollegiate Athletics:

Address:
331 SAB
Provo, UT
84602
Telephone: (801) 422-2046
E-mail: athletics@byu.edu

College and Departmental

In addition to the scholarship programs described in this bulletin, other private scholarships are available through the colleges and some departments. Students can check with their college or department for additional information and applications.

International

International students are eligible to apply for academic scholarships after completing one full enrollment (12 credits) at BYU. The deadline to submit the continuing student scholarship application is March 1. Scholarships are awarded annually.

The university offers a limited number of grants each year to international undergraduate students who demonstrate unusual financial need. Eligible candidates must have an F-1 visa, have earned 24 credit hours at BYU, and be in good academic standing.

Generous friends of the university have established a few additional scholarships to assist international students with their studies. To apply, complete the online scholarship application through myBYU.

International Study Programs

The International Study Programs Office offers scholarships and grants to assist undergraduate students participating in its programs. These program discount award amounts vary depending on financial need, GPA, year in school, major, length and type of program, and other pertinent factors.

To apply, students must apply for a program through the ISP website, and complete the ISP Financial Aid portion of that application. All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, as well as a current FAFSA on file with BYU. The FAFSA is found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

For program applications, deadlines, and additional information on scholarships, please contact International Study Programs:

Address:
101 HRCB
Provo, UT
84602
Telephone: 801-422-3686
Email: isp@byu.edu
Website: http://kennedy.byu.edu/isp/.

Jerusalem Center

The Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies offers financial aid to undergraduate students participating in the various Jerusalem Center study programs. This financial aid is administered under the following categories:

Grants are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need. These grants will vary according to the applicant's financial need and the funds available. Individual FAFSA information must be on file at BYU for students to be considered.

Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic performance and will vary as stated above. A minimum GPA of 3.40 is required to be considered.

For program applications, deadlines, and additional information, contact the Jerusalem Center Office:

Address:
301 HCEB
Provo, UT
84602-1524
Telephone: (801) 422-6017
E-mail: jerusalem@byu.edu
Website: http://ce.byu.edu/jc

Need-Based

While the majority of its scholarships are merit-based, BYU budgets a limited number of need-based awards for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Each applicant's circumstances and resources are reviewed and evaluated; unfortunately, there is always more need than available funding. Interested students must complete the Financial Need section of the scholarship application available through myBYU, as well as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), by the appropriate deadline.

Other Private

Generous friends of the university have contributed a number of private scholarships. Many of these scholarships carry specific stipulations and restrictions. To be considered for these scholarships, complete the online scholarship application available through myBYU, including the Other Scholarships section if applicable.

Research

The following scholarships promote and reward research:

The Undergraduate Scholarship Awards are given to a select number of students in good academic standing—generally juniors and seniors—to fund research projects. To obtain the application instructions and guidelines, deadlines, and additional information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activities

Address:
A-285 ASB
Provo, UT
84602-1231
Telephone: (801) 422-3841

Students should also contact their department and college to learn about other research opportunities and awards.

ROTC

Both the Army ROTC and the Air Force ROTC offer competitive scholarships to qualified students enrolling in their programs. ROTC scholarship recipients may receive full tuition and fees, or room and board, plus a book allowance each semester. In addition, both scholarship and non-scholarship cadets who are contracted with ROTC receive a monthly stipend [$300 (up to $500) a month as they progress through the program]. For further information and application requirements, contact the Military Science Department (Army ROTC):

Address:
320 Wells ROTC Building
Provo, UT
84602-8301
Telephone: (801) 422-3601
E-mail: armyrotc@byu.edu 

Or the Aerospace Studies Department (Air Force ROTC):

Address:
380 Wells ROTC Building
Provo, UT
84602-8301
Telephone: (801) 422-2671
E-mail: afrotc@byu.edu

Students with Disabilities

Generous donors have established a few private scholarships to assist students with disabilities. Because funds are limited, the Scholarship Committee will consider the nature of the applicant's disability and its impact on his or her ability to function in class and earn a living. Academic performance and financial need will also be considered. Interested students must complete the appropriate section (under "Other Scholarships") of the scholarship application available through myBYU and submit appropriate current documentation of the disabling condition from a licensed professional to the University Accessibility Center:

Address:
2170 WSC
Provo, UT
84602
Telephone: (801) 422-2767

Talent Awards

BYU offers talent awards in the areas of communications, dance, music, theatre and media arts, and visual arts. For these awards, demonstrated talent is a more important criterion than scholastic achievement. Awards range in value from $100 to full tuition for one year. For further information and application materials, contact the appropriate department directly:

Communications: Department of Communications

Address:
360 BRMB
Provo, UT
84602-6403
Telephone: (801) 422-2997
E-mail: comms_secretary@byu.edu

Dance: Department of Dance

Address:
294 RB
Provo, UT
84602-2005
Telephone: (801) 422-5086
E-mail: dance@byu.edu

Music: School of Music

Address:
C-550 HFAC
Provo, UT
84602-6410
Telephone: (801) 422-4784
E-mail: music@byu.edu

Theatre and Media Arts: Department of Theatre and Media Arts

Address:
D-581 HFAC
Provo, UT
84602-6405
Telephone: (801) 422-6645
E-mail: tmasec@byu.edu

Visual Arts: Department of Visual Arts

Address:
E-509 HFAC
Provo, UT
84602-2500
Telephone: (801) 422-8773
E-mail: sonya_schiffman@byu.edu

General University Scholarship Policies

Students granted university scholarships must do the following to remain eligible for their award:

  1. Abide by the Honor Code and adhere to the Dress and Grooming Standards of BYU, and
  2. Register as a full-time student and complete a minimum of 14 credit hours per semester.

    Note: Scholarships may be applied to approved International Study Programs and the BYU Jerusalem Center. Scholarships may not be used for Independent Study or Continuing Education courses, BYU-Idaho or BYU-Hawaii courses, audited classes, or credit earned through special examination.

    Additional provision:

    Students who have received scholarships for a total of eight semesters, excluding spring and summer terms, are ineligible for future fall/winter scholarships through the Financial Aid Office, but may be considered for spring/summer scholarships.

    Discontinuance

    A student claims a scholarship by registering for classes and using the scholarship to pay tuition. If the student then does not attend school or, once enrolled, discontinues for nonemergency reasons, the scholarship will be cancelled and the student will be billed for the appropriate tuition and discontinuance fees. Students who need to discontinue because of illness, injury, or extenuating circumstances should contact OneStop Student Services (D-155 ASB) for appropriate action.

    Note: Exceptions to these policies may sometimes be granted according to individual needs and circumstances. Students wanting an exception must submit a formal written petition to the Financial Aid Office prior to the necessary change.

    Petitions may be submitted to:

    Address:
    D-155 ASB
    Provo, UT
    84602
    E-mail: sch-petitions@byu.edu.

    BYU Short-Term Loan

    A short-term loan is available to full- or part-time day students or full-time evening students admitted to day school. A student may borrow up to the cost of tuition only, and because the loan is "short-term" the loan must be repaid during the same semester or term in which the money is borrowed. The loan is not available for Independent Study, job interviewing, or debt payments. Students can apply for a short-term loan by logging onto myBYU and, under campus links, clicking the School tab, clicking on My Financial Center, clicking Account Summary and then applying for the short term loan.

    Federal Programs

    Federal Pell Grant

    A Federal Pell Grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education based on financial need. A Pell Grant is not a loan and does not have to be repaid. Only undergraduate students who have not already earned a bachelor's degree are eligible for a Pell Grant. (Students who pay graduate tuition are not eligible.) In addition, students must meet other eligibility requirements (see preceding Eligibility Requirements). Federal Pell Grants are based on an eligibility index determined by a federal formula. Pell Grant payments are disbursed to BYU students one semester at a time and vary with the number of hours for which a student is enrolled per semester (spring and summer terms combined are considered one semester).

    In determining hours for Federal Pell Grant payments, please note that:

    1. Audit hours, hours through Special Courses and Conferences, and hours obtained by challenging classes may not be used.
    2. Continuing Education, Salt Lake Center, Study Abroad, and Jerusalem Center classes, etc., may be used only during the term or semester for which the student is admitted to BYU day school.

    William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

    Direct Loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Students must meet the eligibility requirements described previously. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 6.0 credit hours per semester or term; graduate students, at least 4.5 credit hours per semester or term. Audit hours, hours through Special Courses and Conferences, and hours obtained by challenging classes may not be used in determining hours. Repayment begins six months after a student graduates, drops below half-time enrollment, or discontinues from the university.

    The Direct Loan Program offers the following types of loans:

    To avoid the burden of excessive debt, students should consider other forms of financial aid such as grants, scholarships, part-time employment, savings, and family assistance. Students should also contact their state educational agency to apply for state grants and other state aid that may be available. High school counselors and employers may also provide information regarding other sources of financial aid.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

    Federal regulations require schools to establish, publish, and apply reasonable standards for determining whether a student receiving federal financial aid is maintaining satisfactory academic progress in his or her course of study. Satisfactory Academic Progress is measured using qualitative and quantitative standards as follows:

    Undergraduate Students

    Pace (Rate of Progress): Students must successfully complete at least 66.67% of all credits attempted. Rate of progress is determined by dividing the total number of earned hours by the total number of attempted hours.

    Maximum Time Frame (Attempted Hours): Federal regulations allow for a student to attempt 150% of the number of credit hours required for graduation. The majority of BYU undergraduate degree programs require 120.0 hours. This allows a maximum time frame of 180.0 attempted credit hours as defined above. For students in majors requiring more than 120.0 hours, the maximum attempted hours will be adjusted to 150% of the number of hours needed for graduation.

    The following adjustments to the maximum attempted credit hour limit will also be made upon request from individual students:

    Graduate Students

    Qualitative standard based on assessment by Graduate Studies Office.

    Qualitative standard of maximum time frame defined by program of study.

    Annual Review of SAP

    SAP is evaluated once a year at the end of winter semester. After all winter grades post, there will be a review of all student's SAP eligibility.

    Petition for Override of SAP

    In rare circumstances, a student who has extenuating reasons for not meeting SAP may meet with his or her financial aid counselor to determine if a financial aid probation period is appropriate.

    Important Tax Information

    Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, only scholarship, fellowship, benefit, and grant amounts used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses of instruction are excluded from the recipient's gross income. Any of these funds used for other expenses, such as room and board, must be included in income. If funds are received from any of these sources, a detailed record should be kept of all expenditures for tuition, fees, books, and required equipment and supplies. For more detailed information, consult a personal tax advisor.

    Exception to University Financial Aid Policy

    Students desiring an exception to University Financial Aid Policy must meet with their OneStop counselor to discuss their situation. Students may call 801-422-4104 to schedule an appointment.

    Additional Information Regarding Financial Aid

    Students with questions regarding financial aid at Brigham Young University are invited to visit the web site: http://financialaid.byu.edu.

    Estimated College Expenses

    On entering the university, students are responsible for making arrangements to cover enrollment expenses and should have sufficient funds on hand for at least the first semester.

    For estimated costs, please see the Financial Aid Web site: http://financialaid.byu.edu.

     
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    Grading & Records

    Grading

    Grade point averages are computed by assigning numeric values to the letter grades:

    Letter Grade Values

    A4.0
    A–3.7
    B+3.4
    B3.0
    B–2.7
    C+2.4
    C2.0
    C–1.7
    D+1.4
    D1.0
    D–0.7
    E, I, IE, WE0.0

    The grade given in a course is the teacher's evaluation of the student's performance, achievement, and understanding in that subject as covered in the class. The following adjectives indicate the meaning of the letter grades:

    AExcellent
    BGood
    CSatisfactory
    DMinimum passing
    EFailure

    Hence, the grade A means that the student's performance, achievement, and understanding were excellent in the portion of the subject covered in the class.

    There are prerequisites that qualify students to be admitted to the more advanced classes offered by a department. A senior has added experience, understanding, and preparation. Consequently, a senior progresses in courses that would have been impossible as a freshman. The level of performance, achievement, and understanding required to qualify for each grade that carries credit is higher in a more advanced class than in those classes that precede it, and the student is prepared to work at this higher level.

    Additional grade designations are as follows:

    1. If a student drops from a class by the add/drop deadline, the transcript will not show any registration for that class. If the student officially withdraws from a class after the add/drop deadline but by the withdraw deadline, the record will be marked W (official withdraw). A W is not calculated into the GPA.

    2. WE grade will be given if a student petitions to withdraw from a class after the withdraw deadline and he or she is failing the class at that time. A WE is calculated into the GPA.
    3. A grade of P indicates a passing grade. It has no effect on the GPA.

    4. The letter grade I (Incomplete) is given on a contractual basis with the instructor to students who are unable to complete the work by the end of the semester or term. An incomplete grade may be given for nonacademic extenuating circumstances (serious illness, personal injury, death in the immediate family, etc.) that arise after the discontinuance deadline (the twelfth week of a semester or the sixth week of a term). To be eligible for an incomplete, the student must have attended up until the discontinuance deadline and be passing the class. If extenuating circumstances arise before the discontinuance deadline, the student should discontinue or petition through the Registrar's Office to be officially withdrawn from the class(es). The Incomplete Grade Contract should be completed and signed by the instructor before submission of the official grade roll at the end of the semester. A copy of the Incomplete Grade Contract must be submitted to the Registrar's Office. A grade of E will be posted until a valid Incomplete Grade Contract is submitted to the Registrar's Office.
      Class attendance in a subsequent semester or reregistration is not permitted to make up the incomplete. In some special instances, such as a lab class, attendance may be required for the portion of the class or lab section missed. Once all the work has been completed, the instructor should complete the portion of the Incomplete Grade Contract, showing the grade earned, and submit the form to the Registrar's Office (B-150 ASB). 
      The instructor may designate the specific length of time the student has to complete the course requirements (not to exceed one year). If the work is not completed and the new grade submitted by the instructor within the agreed upon deadline, the I grade will be changed to an IE (the IE grade is considered and calculated as a failing grade). (To extend the contract date within the one-year deadline contact the Registrar's Office, B-150 ASB.)

    5. A grade of T indicates course work in progress and is only used in certain approved courses in which work may extend beyond the semester. It is not calculated into the GPA. The T grade may be changed to A, B, C, D, E, or P, depending on the grade rule for the course, when the work is completed.

    6. The grade NS is placed on the student record when a grade roll has not been submitted to the Registrar's Office by the grade submission deadline. After the deadline, an official grade change must be submitted by the instructor, either online through the grade roll or with a Grade Change Authorization form. An NS is not calculated into the GPA.

    Numeric Grade Values (Law School)

    In fall semester 1987 the Law School was granted permission to grade their courses on the numeric grading system. In fall semester 1994 the Law School was granted permission to change the numeric grading system to a new numeric scale. All current Law School students with previously earned numeric grades had their grades converted to the new numeric scale:

    1987–1994DescriptionFall 1994
    80–90Superior3.7–4.0
    75–79Excellent3.3–3.6
    71–74High pass3.0–3.2
    66–70Pass2.7–2.9
    59–65Low pass2.2–2.6
    50–58Fail1.6–2.1

    Grade Changes

    After the final grade submission deadline, grades may be changed only for the following reasons:

    When such corrections need to be made, an official grade change must be submitted by the instructor, either online through the grade roll or with a Grade Change Authorization form.

    If a student completes any additional work beyond the end of the semester or term (original T grades excluded), grade changes should not be made. Instead, the student should request to have an Incomplete Grade Contract.

    A previous grade cannot be changed to a W (Official Withdrawal). If the student had a nonacademic emergency, he or she should file a petition for withdrawal with the Registrar's Office.

    Student Academic Grievance Policy

    There may be occasions when a student believes her/his academic work or conduct has been unfairly or inadequately evaluated1by the faculty.2 Usually such differences of opinion can be amicably resolved informally between the student and teacher. If not, the following procedures are intended to encourage satisfactory resolution of academic grievances with a minimum of formal procedure.

    1. The grievance must be initiated by the student no later than four months (120 days) from the last day of the examination period of the semester in which the alleged unfair or inadequate evaluation occurred. A grievance related to restrictions limiting participation in university academic programs must be initiated within 30 days of the decision in question.

    2. The student should initially address the grievance in writing to the faculty member or administrator responsible, requesting review and resolution. If the faculty member or administrator is unavailable or the student has a valid reason to believe the matter will not be dealt with fairly or that retribution may result, the student may submit the grievance directly to the applicable department chair. (The faculty member, administrator, or department chair shall have the right to consult others regarding the matter as reasonably necessary and with due regard to the student's right to privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.)

    3. If the grievance is addressed to the faculty member, and it is not resolved satisfactorily, the student may submit a written request for further review to the department chair within 30 days of the faculty member's decision.

    4. The department chair's decision shall be given in writing to both the student and the faculty member within 30 days after receiving the student's request and all supporting material for review.

    5. If the matter is still unresolved, the student may submit a written request for formal review to the dean or director of the applicable college or school within 30 days of the department chair's written decision.

    6. If formal review is requested, the applicable dean or director shall be assisted in reviewing the grievance by a committee, as described in the following paragraphs.

    Notes

    1. Academic evaluations which are subject to this policy include grading, restrictions limiting participation in university academic programs, dismissal from the university or a university program for academic reasons, actions arising from incidents of academic dishonesty, the withholding, and/or revocation of a diploma for academic reasons, and the withholding of or special notation on transcripts for academic reasons. Evaluations relating to admissions to the university, ecclesiastical endorsements, discipline administered by the Honor Code Office, or petitions are not covered by this policy. Persons who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against or sexually harassed should contact the Equal Opportunity Office.

    2. For purposes of this policy, "faculty" means any teacher or other individual authorized by the university to academically evaluate students, or who has a legitimate need to know regarding the processing and disposition of an academic grievance.

    Scholastic Recognition Each Semester

    The dean of each academic college at the close of each semester will post a list of names of undergraduate students who are ranked in the top 5 percent of their college for the given semester, who have earned a minimum of 14 credit hours, and who have earned a minimum grade point average of at least 3.5 for the semester.

    Grades

    After the semester/term has ended and all grades have been submitted by the faculty, students may access their grades through AIM in MyBYU.

    Records

    Registrar's Office 
    B-150 ASB 
    (801) 422-2631

    The Registrar's Office is the official guardian of all permanent records of all academic work done at the university. The office is also responsible for issuing official transcripts of credit. Official transcripts include only credit completed through BYU.

    Classification of Students

    Students are classified as follows:

    Credit Hours EarnedClassification
    0.5–29.9Freshman
    30–59.9Sophomore
    60–89.9Junior
    90 and overSenior

    Access to Education Records—FERPA

    Student education records at BYU are generally accessible to eligible students according to the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). BYU has adopted Access to Student Records Procedures that explain in detail student rights relating to their education records.

    The following is notice of student rights to their education records, a summary of the procedures for exercising those rights, and a description of student directory information that may be disclosed to the public without the students' consent as required by law:

    Eligible students, admitted and enrolled at BYU, generally have the right to:

    1. Inspect and review their education records within a reasonable period of time upon submitting to the appropriate department managing their education records a written request, with proof of identification, specifying the records to be inspected. The department will notify the student of the time and place the records may be inspected.

    2. Petition BYU to amend or correct any part of the education record believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights. Students may submit a written request to the department holding the record, clearly identifying the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the department decides not to amend the record as requested, the department will notify the student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures as outlined in university procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

    3. Control the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education record, except as otherwise authorized by law. BYU will disclose student education records without the written consent of the student in the following limited circumstances:
      1. To school officials and to specified agents of the university who have a legitimate educational interest in the records.
        • A school official or specified agent of the university is:
          • the Board of Trustees or its agents; or
          • a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position, (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); or
          • a person or company, with whom the university has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using university employees or officials (such as Student Clearinghouse, an attorney, auditor or collection agent); (the contracted party is subject to the same conditions of use and redisclosure of education records that govern other school officials); or
          • a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks; or
          • a person employed by, under contract to, or designated by the university to perform a specific task.
        • A school official or specified agent has a legitimate educational interest if the official is:
          • performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by contract agreement;
          • performing a task related to a student's education;
          • performing a task related to student discipline; or
          • performing a service or benefit relating to the student or the student's family, such as health care, counseling, job placement, or financial aid.

        • To officials of another school, upon request, in which a student is enrolled, or seeks or intends to enroll.
        • To the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, the Attorney General of the United States, the Comptroller General of the United States, and state and local educational authorities, in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs.
        • In situations where a student has sued the university, or the university has taken legal action against a student, as necessary for the university to proceed with legal action as a plaintiff or to defend itself.
        • In connection with a student's request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
        • As required by state law disclosure that was adopted before November 19, 1974.
        • To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the university on condition that the organizations conducting the studies not permit the personal identification of students by anyone other than the organizations' representatives. Additionally, all information provided must be destroyed by the requesting organizations when no longer needed for the study's purpose.
        • To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions.
        • To either parent of an eligible student if the student is claimed as a dependent for income tax purposes regardless of which parent claims the student as a dependent. Parents requesting information from a student's file shall be responsible to demonstrate that the student in question is a dependent pursuant to Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, BYU may disclose to parents of an eligible student information regarding violations of local, state, or federal law or of the Church Educational System Honor Code regarding the use or possession of controlled substances for student violators under the age of 21.
        • To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena in which case the order or subpoena shall be directed to the Office of the General Counsel for review prior to dissemination of the education record. The university will make a reasonable attempt to notify the student in advance of disclosure when non-directory information is released in response to subpoenas or court orders.
        • To appropriate parties, including parents or guardians, in a health or safety emergency.

        • BYU may (without the consent of the perpetrating student) disclose to the victim of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex-offense, (as defined in the Clery Act) the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by BYU against the alleged student perpetrator regardless of the outcome of the proceeding.

    4. File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning failures by BYU to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is Family Policy and Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605, www.ed.gov/offices/om/fpco/.

    BYU has designated the following student information as directory information that it may disclose to the public without the consent of the student:

    Directory Information

    Name 
    Addresses and telephone numbers 
    E-mail address 
    Month, day and place of birth 
    Names of parents or spouse 
    Major and minor fields of study 
    Participation in officially recognized activities and sports 
    Weight and height of members of athletic teams 
    Pictures 
    Dates of attendance (current and past) 
    Number of months/semesters enrolled 
    Class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.) 
    Enrollment status (full-time, part-time, less than half-time) 
    Degrees and awards received 
    Previous educational institutions attended 
    Dates of employment and job titles for student employment positions 
    Anticipated future enrollments 
    Course registrations prior to the beginning of a semester or term 
    Expected date of graduation 
    Deferred registration eligibility

    Students have the right to restrict disclosure of the above directory information. To request restriction of disclosure, students must file a written request in the Registrars' Office. Forms for this request are available in the Office of the Registrar.

    Transcript Record Holds

    A hold will be placed on a student's record for failure to meet certain university obligations (outstanding fees, etc.). Until the obligation is fulfilled, no copy of the academic record or diploma or information about the record will be released, and graduation may be delayed or denied.

    Earning Credits

    Students earn approved university credit in the following ways:

    Regular Course Work

    Complete work in regular courses offered at BYU. Complete college-level courses through Independent Study, Evening Classes, or other Continuing Education programs.

    Transfer Work

    Transfer credit for academic college-level courses completed at an accredited college or university and transferred to Brigham Young University. (See the Admissions section of this catalog for further explanation on transfer college credit.)

    Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

    Complete an AP exam with a score of 3, 4, or 5. College credit may be awarded based on the subject and score.

    Military Credit

    Serve in the armed forces. Students who have been on active duty for more than one year may receive additional credit for college-level training and experience in the service. To receive credit, bring the military service DD-214 form to Transfer Services in the Registrar's Office, B-150 ASB.

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Students who complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations with a score of 5, 6, or 7 may receive college credit based on the HL subject and score.

    Challenge Examination

    Students may receive credit by challenging some courses at the university through a separate examination procedure. Departments reserve the right to decide which courses may be challenged by examination. Religion courses, internship courses, exercise sciences and dance activity courses, and other activity participative courses, such as music, youth leadership, and ROTC, may not be challenged.

    The challenge examination is not meant to certify that a student has attended the class and completed all course requirements. The challenge examination credit merely shows that the student's skill and knowledge is sufficient to pass a challenge examination for the course.

    Only students who have completed at least one course at BYU through day or evening school or the Salt Lake Center are eligible for the challenge examination option. Students currently enrolled are eligible to take the exam, but the credit will not be posted to the transcript until the other BYU credit and grades are posted. Students who are suspended or dismissed from the university are not eligible to challenge courses. Students who are suspended or dismissed may not have challenge examination credit posted to their record even if the examination was taken prior to the suspension or dismissal.

    Once students have graduated, they are not eligible for challenging any additional credit at BYU unless it is specific to the graduate program to which the students have been admitted. (See current BYU Graduate Catalog for information on how to challenge graduate courses.)

    Some challenge exams for credit are offered in the Testing Center, and others are arranged through the department offering the course. A fee payable to Student Services in D-155 ASB is required. The student should check with the department to see if the exam is offered in the department or through the Testing Center. To earn academic credit and a grade for the course, the student must sign a Challenge Examination Form and have the Testing Center or the department submit it to the Registrar's Office in B-150 ASB. The time limit for a student to choose course credit is determined by the individual academic department, not to exceed one year from the date of the exam. No additional fees are charged to post the credits to the transcript. The student's transcript and cumulative grade point average reflect the grade earned on the exam. The procedure to take exams and request academic credit follows.

    Procedure for Challenge Exams Given at the Testing Center

    1. Contact the appropriate department for the exam procedure and content before going to the Testing Center.

    2. Go to the Testing Center (265 HGB). (For testing dates on GE challenge exams, see table in University Core: General Education section of the current class schedule.)

    3. Pay the $20 required fee at the Testing Center.

    4. After the exam is graded and the choice is made to receive graded credit, obtain a Challenge Examination Form at the Testing Center and have it validated there. To accept the grade and receive credit for the course, sign the Challenge Examination Form and have the Testing Center submit it to the Registrar's Office (B-150 ASB). After taking the exam there is a limited time to request that the grade be submitted to receive course credit. The time limit to choose course credit is determined by the department, not to exceed one year. Graded credit will be added to the student's official university transcript, and the progress report will show any GE requirement as fulfilled. (Students taking the Physical Science examination may take the grade or an exemption if their score is 75 percent or above. If their score is between 60 and 74 percent, they may receive graded credit.)

    5. Students enrolled in the course when they pass its challenge exam must also drop the course. Students who drop the class after the add deadline (six class days after a semester or term starts) will receive a W on their transcript for dropping the course. If the course is not officially dropped before the withdraw deadline, the grade given by the instructor based on class performance will appear on the transcript.

    Procedure for Challenge Exams Not Given at the Testing Center

    1. Whether or not students are enrolled in the course they are challenging:
      1. Complete the Challenge Examination Form available from the department.
      2. Arrange with the department to take the exam.
      3. Pay the $20 required fee (per course) at Student Services (D-155 ASB) and have the form validated.
      4. Present the validated form to the department examiner.
      5. Have the grade and credit recorded on the form by the examiner and obtain the necessary departmental signatures.
      6. After seeing the grade, students may choose to have the credit posted to their academic record by signing the Challenge Examination Form and having the department send the completed form to the Registrar's Office (B-150 ASB). After taking the exam there is a limited time to request that the grade be submitted to receive course credit. The time limit to choose course credit is determined by the department, not to exceed one year from the date of the exam.

    2. Students enrolled in the course when they pass its challenge exam must also drop the course. Students who drop the class after the add deadline (six class days after a semester or term starts) will receive a W on their transcript for dropping the course. If the course is not officially dropped before the withdraw deadline, the grade given by the instructor based on class performance will appear on the transcript.

    Exemption Examinations for GE Requirements

    Some general education requirements can be accomplished by successfully completing an examination. Exemption examinations for selected GE courses are offered at the Testing Center. (See table in University Core: General Education section of the current class schedule for dates of exemption examinations.)

    Procedure for Exemption Exams

    1. Contact the appropriate academic department for exam procedure and content before going to the Testing Center.

    2. Go to the Testing Center (265 HGB) on one of the examination days. (See table in University Core: General Education section of the current class schedule.)

    3. Pay the $20 required fee per class at the Testing Center.

    Students enrolled in the course when they pass its exemption examination must also drop the course. Students who drop the course after the add deadline (six days after a semester or term starts) will be officially withdrawn. (This shows as a W on the transcript.) If the course is not officially dropped before the drop deadline, the grade given by the instructor based on class performance will appear on the transcript.

    Note: The progress report of students who pass an exemption exam at the Testing Center will be updated automatically at the end of the semester or term. Students should retain their score report for their records.

    Earning BYU Credit While on Academic Suspension

    Students who have been academically suspended from Brigham Young University are not eligible to enroll in courses through day school, evening school, or any of the Continuing Education programs offered by the university except those courses offered through Independent Study. Students should consult their advisement center to determine which Independent Study courses to take.

    Repeating Classes

    Students may repeat any course taken at BYU if the course is still being taught or an equivalent course exists. However, all grades are calculated into the grade point average (GPA) and all credit counts in the total hours.

     
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    Graduation

    Adherence to University Standards/Honor Code

    Students must be in good Honor Code standing to graduate from BYU.

    The term "good Honor Code standing" means that a student's conduct is consistent with the Honor Code and the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Excommunication, disfellowshipment, or disaffiliation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints automatically results in the withdrawal of the student's ecclesiastical endorsement and the loss of good Honor Code standing. Further, a student is not in good Honor Code standing if his or her ecclesiastical endorsement has either lapsed or has been withdrawn, or if the Honor Code Office has placed a "hold" on the student's records.

    Students who are not in good Honor Code standing are ineligible for graduation, even if they have otherwise completed all necessary coursework. In unusual circumstances, a student may petition the Dean of Students Office to allow an exception to the ecclesiastical endorsement requirement [under the process set forth in the Church Educational System Honor Code section.]

    Application for Graduation

    All students desiring to graduate must apply for graduation. Students applying for the bachelor degree should do so by the appropriate deadlines for graduation. The deadlines for each graduation are listed below:

    In order to apply for graduation, students must have an active ecclesiastical endorsement covering the graduation for which they plan to apply. Students access the online graduation application through the "Apply for Graduation" link in the "School Menu" on MyBYU. After submitting the online graduation application, the student account will be charged a one-time $15.00 fee for graduation and the student will be instructed to contact their individual college advisement center (if applicable) to finish the graduation application process. Students will be notified of the status of their graduation application via email.

    Students who apply after the deadline dates will need to contact their college advisement center to be considered for graduation. Graduation Services (B-150 ASB) will notify students of graduation deadlines and procedures via email.

    Attendance at Commencement

    All candidates for graduation are encouraged to attend the commencement and convocation exercises. Diplomas will be mailed to students after all grades are posted to their official record and all graduation requirements are certified complete. Commencement exercises are held in April and August only. December graduates are invited to the April commencement following their graduation, and June graduates are invited to August commencement following their graduation. Students must have applied for graduation and been submitted by their individual college advisement center by the deadline for the commencement program in order to be listed in the university commencement program. The names of students who have been approved to "walk" at a commencement ceremony and graduate in a future graduation will not be listed in the commencement program. Names will be listed in the commencement program of the graduation for which the student has applied and been submitted. If a student has an Honor Code hold two weeks prior to commencement, their name will be removed from the commencement and convocation programs. If the hold is removed after the commencement program goes to the press and prior to commencement day, the student is authorized to walk but their name will not be listed in the program.

    Deadlines for Transfer, Correspondence, and Incomplete Credit

    All incomplete grades must be removed from the student's record, special examinations must be passed and recorded, and all transfer credit for required classes must be on file in the Registrar's Office at least four weeks before graduation. Any BYU Independent Study coursework (including finals) needed for graduation must be completed at least three weeks before graduation.

    Earning Lower Degree After Receiving Higher Degree

    A person having already earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from any institution, including BYU, is ineligible to earn a baccalaureate degree at BYU unless exception has been granted by the Undergraduate Steering Committee (USC). Petitions for exception can be directed to the Admissions Office, which will forward the petition to the USC. If a student is able to finish the degree without being readmitted to BYU (through transfer work and independent study), any request for exception to this policy must be directed to Graduation Services in the Registrar's Office.

    Adding a Program to a Completed Degree

    A person who has a completed undergraduate degree is ineligible to add a second major or a minor to their official record.

    Independent Study Credit

    A maximum of 36 semester hours of Independent Study credit may be applied toward the 120-semester-hour requirement for a baccalaureate degree.

    Note: See the Bachelor of General Studies Program section of this catalog for BGS requirements.

    Scholastic Recognition (for undergraduates only)

    University Honors

    This section provides a brief overview of the requirements to graduate with University Honors. The staff in the Honors Advisement Center, 350D MSRB, (801) 422-5497, is available on a walk-in basis to answer questions about the program. To graduate with University Honors, a student must:

    1. Complete an honors enrollment form.
    2. Complete the honors commitment interview.
    3. Complete the honors core curriculum.
    4. Complete the honors great questions essay.
    5. Complete the honors experiential learning requirement.
    6. Complete the senior graduation review.
    7. Complete the honors thesis requirement.
    8. Submit a graduation portfolio.

    The requirements for graduation with University Honors complement both major and university core education. The honors curriculum includes and enhances the university core components; the honors thesis requirement enhances the major education component.

    A more detailed explanation of the Honors Program is available in the Honors Program section of this catalog.

    Latin Scholastic Distinctions

    Latin Scholastic Distinctions at graduation are determined by GPA for the top 10 percent of the graduating seniors based on cumulative total and BYU grade point averages. This includes all coursework earned in integrated bachelor and master programs.

    Summa Cum Laude is awarded on the basis of grade point average to the top 1.0 percent of the baccalaureate candidates who have earned a minimum 45 semester residency hours of credit at BYU.

    Magna Cum Laude is awarded on the basis of grade point average to the top 1.1 to 5.0 percent of the baccalaureate candidates who have earned a minimum 45 semester residency hours of credit at BYU.

    Cum Laude is awarded on the basis of grade point average to the top 5.1 to 10.0 percent of the baccalaureate candidates who have earned a minimum 45 semester residency hours of credit at BYU.

    Graduation Requirements

    Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

    The baccalaureate degree is awarded for completion of a specified program of university study. It recognizes important changes in outlook, understanding, and proficiency that result from university experience. At BYU this program of study includes the University Core, the discipline of a specific major, university requirements, and each student's choice of electives. In addition, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence on the BYU campus in Provo, a minimum total of 120 credit hours, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are required. The average number of BYU credit hours that BYU graduates earn is 128. Students ought to work toward graduating near the 130 credit hour mark.

    University Core Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

    See the University Core section of this catalog for complete information.

    Major Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

    See specific major requirements in the Academic Departments/Schools/Areas, Degrees, and Courses section of this catalog.

    Minimum University Requirements

    Residency Requirement

    At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student to qualify for a baccalaureate degree. Residency credit does not include any hours earned through Independent Study coursework or credit by examination.

    Total Credit-Hour Requirement

    A candidate for a baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Grade Point Average Requirement

    To graduate from BYU students must earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative BYU grade point average and a minimum 2.0 total cumulative grade point average. Students must also meet any stipulated minimum grade point average requirements in their major.

    Honor Code Requirement

    Students must be in good standing with the Honor Code Office and have a current ecclesiastical endorsement.

    D Credit

    Students may use a course in which they receive a D- ("minimum passing") to complete major, minor, religion, or general education requirements. Those receiving a D- in a course will not be required to retake the course unless a higher minimum grade is stipulated in a degree program or course sequence description in the undergraduate or graduate catalog.

    Courses taken at other colleges or universities with D grades will count toward the total hour requirement for graduation, but will not fill BYU university core requirements and in most instances will not fill major requirements.

    Major Requirements

    The curricular requirements of a specific major must be satisfactorily completed, including any additional departmental requirements related to the major. A minimum of 20 credit hours in the major must be completed in residence as an admitted day student, 10 of these on the BYU campus in Provo.

    Students must select and declare a major by the time they have 60 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits). Once a student has 75 earned BYU credit hours (excluding language exam credits), they will not be allowed to change their major, unless special permission is granted.

    In order to encourage timely progress towards graduation, advisement centers may require mandatory advisement before students are allowed to register for classes. Deans, in consultation with advisement centers, may also place registration holds and mandate specific course completion in order to facilitate a timely graduation.

    Double Major

    Second majors (exclusive of some language second majors) are rare and must be approved by the college advisement center supervisors involved and the dean of the college responsible for the primary major. The second major proposal and approval process requires an evaluation of all University Core and major requirements and a time-to-graduation analysis. Petitions for a double major must be submitted prior to earning 75 BYU hours (excluding language exam credits). College advisement centers are prepared to assist interested students in this process. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of a student's major can also be used to satisfy the requirements of an approved second major, unless not permitted by the requirements of the proposed second major. Students who graduate with a second major only receive one degree (the one associated with the primary major) and one diploma. Only the primary major will be listed in the university commencement program and on the diploma.

    Changes of Requirements

    University graduation requirements are occasionally modified or changed. The university informs students of such modifications through the online catalog, online class schedules, and all advisement centers on campus. Students who leave the university for an extended period of time may be informed of such changes through these sources.

    Policy on Previous Graduation Requirements and Credit

    Brigham Young University is committed to providing its students with an excellent university education consisting of a broad general education that includes religious education and a strong major education. Programs of the university change and develop in the continuing effort to make learning and experience as valuable as possible. Development, growth, and improvement are expected parts both of our lives and our institutions. It is because of the commitment to a superb education that the university's programs develop and improve and that students are expected to meet the current standards of the university when they graduate, even though they may have begun their studies long ago under quite different expectations.

    Students who complete a baccalaureate degree within eight academic years of enrollment at BYU qualify for graduation by meeting those religion, university, and general education requirements in effect when they initially enrolled, even though there may have been changes in general education and religion requirements since that time.

    In addition, students who complete a baccalaureate degree within eight academic years of enrollment at BYU qualify for graduation by meeting those major education requirements in effect when they officially declared the major with which they plan to graduate even though such declaration was made at some point following their original enrollment. (A student officially declares a major one of two ways: [1] by indicating the choice of major on part 2 of the CES Admission and Scholarship Application or [2] by submitting a Change of Major Form to a college advisement center at a subsequent time.)

    Students have eight years from the time of their initial enrollment in which to complete all requirements for graduation. Students who have not graduated within eight years of their initial enrollment at BYU will be required to meet with an academic advisor in the area of their primary major to determine major and university core graduation requirements and the use of credit previously earned. Where University Core or major requirements have changed or where credit previously earned was in an area of substantial change, students may be required to do additional work to meet graduation requirements.

    After discussion with an academic advisor, students may petition the Dean of Undergraduate Education to accept old general education courses to fulfill current general education requirements. This means that credit earned more than eight years before admission or readmission (including transfer credit) may be accepted to meet general education or major graduation requirements at the discretion of the university.

    All students who receive undergraduate degrees from BYU are required to complete the University Core requirements unless 1) a student is on the previous GE program and within eight years of initial enrollment; or 2) a student is granted an exception by the Dean of Undergraduate Education.

    BYU offers the Bachelor of General Studies Program to assist students who are unable to come back to campus to finish their degrees.

    Advisement

    An important corollary of the university's commitment to provide its students with an excellent university education is its commitment to help students find their way through their programs effectively and efficiently. Students whose educational experience has extended beyond eight years from the time of initial enrollment and who find that changes in programs will require additional work and preparation should consult with college or department advisors for help in planning their schedules in the best and most encouraging way possible.

    The university's requirement that a student graduate under current or very recent standards is meant to benefit the student and is in no way established to deter a determined person from returning to the university after years away. Good advisement can be of great help in working out a program of study at the university, taking into account individual needs, concerns, and experience.

    MyMAP

    BYU offers students a helpful academic planning system (MyMAP) that enables them to plan their academic progress towards graduation. MyMAP is an online tool students may use to plan specific courses to fill University Core, major, minor, and elective requirements, and organize those courses into semesters/terms. In addition, students may register for these courses using the Register tab. Easy access to course descriptions can be found on any MyMAP tab by simply clicking on the course title. As a student fully utilizes MyMAP, they will find that they have important information at their fingertips. Students may access MyMAP under the School section of MyBYU. To learn more about MyMAP go to http://mymap.byu.edu.

    Visit https://registrar.byu.edu/how-apply-graduation for more details.

     
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    Honor Code

    The current Honor Code policy can be found at https://policy.byu.edu/view/index.php?p=26.

     
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    Housing

    Quality residential living is an important, indeed an integral, part of the total educational experience at BYU, and students should carefully consider the accommodations available in view of the type of living experience they desire, the time they have available for activities within their housing situation, and their economic needs. Housing is available on campus and in the surrounding communities, and programs have been established within campus residence halls and with off-campus landlords to integrate living experiences with the total university educational program.

    Campus Accommodations Office 
    100 SASB 
    Phone: (801) 422-2611 
    Toll-free: (877) 403-0040 
    Fax: (801) 422-0837 
    E-mail: housing@byu.edu 
    http://www.byu.edu/oncampushousing/

    On-Campus Housing

    On-campus housing includes room-and-board residence halls and apartment-style living for men and women—each directed by a competent hall advisor—and family apartments. Assisting the hall advisor in room-and-board areas and the apartment-style living are several resident assistants—mature, advanced students who reside with the student group. Students are known personally by the staff and have someone available to assist with normal student problems.

    The residence hall program is designed to provide experiences in self-government, sharing relationships, and other responsibilities that encourage maturity and independence.

    All residents have access to the BYU Computer Network which provides them with Internet access as well as printing capabilities with Open Access printing. Using the Internet, residents may access many campus resources including ScholarSearch (BYU Library), Learning Suite (course specific web sites), and many other resources.

    Residence Halls for Men and Women

    Board and room in Helaman Halls is provided for both men and women. Each hall contains student lounges; study rooms; common shower and restroom areas; and laundry and storage facilities. The central building features a spacious dining facility (Cannon Commons), a reception area, offices, and mail service for the entire residence area. Recreational facilities include sports courts and large lawn areas.

    Apartment Living for Men and Women

    Heritage Halls and Wyview Park provide apartment-style housing for both men and women. Apartments are furnished, except for bedding and kitchen items.

    New Heritage Halls apartments have a combination kitchen-dining-living room, three bedrooms (designed for two people each), and two bathrooms. Each building has activity rooms, laundry, and storage facilities.

    Wyview Park apartments have a kitchen and dining room, living room, two or three bedrooms, and a bathroom. Two-bedroom apartments have one private bedroom and one shared bedroom. Three-bedroom apartments have two private bedrooms and one shared bedroom.

    Foreign Language Student Residence

    The College of Humanities sponsors the Foreign Language Student Residence, located near the Missionary Training Center. Students pledge to speak only the foreign language in their apartment while they live and study together under the supervision of a faculty advisor and a native speaker.

    All rooms in the complex are shared; single rooms are not available. Male and female residents in each target language eat five meals a week together, with the cost of some meals included in the fees. For details contact the Foreign Language Student Residence program office at 3086 JFSB or (801) 422-3765.

    Residences for Families

    Accommodations for student families are provided at Wymount Terrace and Wyview Park. Each apartment is furnished with an electric or gas range, refrigerator, garbage disposal, and blinds. A limited assortment of furniture can be rented from the Student Family Housing Office. Residents have access to sports courts, children's playgrounds, and large lawn areas.

    These apartments do not have washer/dryer hookups, but the areas have self-service laundry facilities.

    Wymount Terrace has one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments and is located on the northeast side of campus. Wyview Park has two- or three-bedroom apartments and is located on the north side of campus.

    Agreements for Single Student On-Campus Housing

    Students who wish to live on campus are not required to complete a separate housing application. Students are instead given a room selection date based upon the completion date of their admission application. The final admission deadline is February 1st of each year.

    A $100 security deposit and $50 processing fee are due at the time of room selection. The security deposit is refundable if (1) cancellation is received before the deadline shown on the agreement, or (2) at the end of the agreement there is no debt owed to the university.

    Students should be prepared to live by the terms of the agreement once they have acquainted themselves with its terms and submitted it; this will avoid any possible misunderstanding or financial loss. Agreements are made for the academic school year.

    Agreements for Student Family On-Campus Housing

    Family housing apartment availability is updated online at 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) at www.byu.edu/familyhousing. For student family housing, the completed agreement must be submitted with a $100 security deposit and a nonrefundable $50 processing fee. Parts 1 and 2 must both be completed for the agreement to be valid.

    Off-Campus Housing

    C-141 ASB
    (801) 422-1513
    Internet: och.byu.edu

    Brigham Young University is committed to creating an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and spiritual development for all of its students, including those who live off campus. The BYU Off-Campus Housing Office was established to assist in this task by:

    1. Aiding students in locating off-campus housing.
    2. Encouraging landlords to maintain and improve rental facilities.
    3. Advising and giving counsel to students and landlords in their relationships with one another.
    4. Attempting to ensure that BYU living standards are maintained off campus.

    To help achieve these ends, single undergraduate BYU students are required to live in university-contracted housing (see below). At present, more than 22,000 rental spaces have been contracted by the university for single undergraduate students living off campus. For further information concerning off-campus rentals and BYU regulations, contact the Off-Campus Housing Office at 801-422-1513 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the OCH web site at och.byu.edu.

    BYU Housing Referral Service

    The BYU Off-Campus Housing Office maintains a complete referral service for all university-contracted rental facilities. Thousands of rental units of all types are available, including large- and medium-sized apartment complexes, condominiums, duplexes, and houses. Some housing for families and graduate students is also listed, although student family housing and graduate student housing is not subject to university contracting.

    Listings are available at och.byu.edu. A guide with housing tips and essential rental data on apartment complexes may be found on the OCH web site. Officials are also available to help students who have problems finding suitable off-campus housing.

    Student Address Verification

    All BYU students are required to provide the residential address where they reside (not a post office box) as part of the registration process. Unless specifically excused by the Off-Campus Housing Office, all single undergraduate BYU students are required to live in university-contracted housing either on or off campus. The requirement may be waived by the Off-Campus Housing Office through a waiver for the following students:

    1. Single parents with children.
    2. Single students living with parents.
    3. Single students who are taking classes away from Provo.
    4. Under hardship conditions, as determined by the Off-Campus Housing Office, the university housing requirement may be waived for other students who have a special circumstance or hardship.

    Hotels, motels, and studio apartments are not contracted housing for single students. A studio apartment is a living unit that does not provide a separate bedroom but combines the living and sleeping area.

    Students who do not provide their residential address or who live in housing not contracted by the university and who are not excused by the BYU Off-Campus Housing Office are subject to the following sanctions:

    1. Non-compliance fees up to $175.00 will be incurred, and future registration may be stopped, until the student verifies that he or she is living in or will be living in university-contracted housing.
    2. Students falsifying their addresses will be subject to the above consequences as well as disciplinary action by the university for Honor Code violations.

    When a student signs an agreement to live in a facility not contracted by the university and has not been excused from the university housing requirement, these sanctions will be applied even though the student's tenancy extends beyond the current fall, winter, or spring-summer in which the student is enrolled. A student in this situation will have to either move from the uncontracted housing unit, regardless of the consequences, or forego registration and other privileges at the university until complying with this policy.

    The university contracts off-campus living units whose owners have agreed to:

    1. Adequately separate single men and women.
    2. Exercise reasonable efforts to maintain the BYU Residential Living Standards.
    3. Maintain the facilities in good repair.
    4. Not abuse basic tenant rights.

    The university cannot guarantee that owners and managers are employing their best efforts to maintain the standards, that all residents are complying with BYU standards, or that contracted living units always meet the physical criteria. Thus, students are individually responsible to carefully choose an acceptable apartment and compatible roommates. Students should first inform their area management if they suspect that the standards and the physical criteria are not being maintained. Students may also contact the BYU Off-Campus Housing Office and/or the BYU Honor Code Office with concerns after efforts for resolution have been made with area management.

    Because a student's living environment has a profound influence on academic performance and spiritual growth, BYU promotes an environment in contracted off-campus housing facilities that is consistent with its mission and with the moral virtues taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Specifically, the BYU off-campus housing program sets guidelines for landlords and students, which, if followed, will cultivate that desired moral climate. BYU off-campus housing personnel attempt to rectify any deviations from these standards and policy guidelines.

     
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    Nondiscrimination

    Admission to Brigham Young University is nondiscriminatory. The university admits persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status who meet university and department academic requirements and agree to abide by the university’s standards of conduct and behavior. The university does exercise the “religious” exemption in admissions as granted in Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. 1681(a)(3), and in hiring employees as granted in 41 CFR 60-1.5(a)(5).

    Inquiries regarding this statement and/or its application may be directed to the Equal Opportunity Office at (801) 422-5895 during office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays). Inquiries regarding sex discrimination and sexual misconduct may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at (801) 422-2130 during office hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays). Individuals may also contact the university's 24-hour hotline at 1-888-238-1062 or visit http://www.ethicspoint.com.

     
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    Petitions

    Students who encounter a non-academic emergency or circumstance affecting the academic record may submit a request to make a change to the record through petition at the Registrar's Office. A petition may be filed asking for an exception to university policy by providing justification and documentation to support the request. Possible requests may include adding or withdrawing from a class after the deadline, adding challenge exam credit, or extending an incomplete deadline.

    Situations that may not be petitioned through the Registrar's Office are:

    Any petitions for exceptions to academic records policies must be submitted to the Registrar's Office within one year from the semester or term in question.

    Petition forms and additional information concerning petitions may be obtained at the Registrar's Office (B-150 ASB) or at https://registrar.byu.edu/petitions

     
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    Registration

    Who May Register?

    Students are eligible to register if they are either continuing BYU students or new students who have been notified of acceptance from the Admissions Office for the semester/term they wish to attend.

    Continuing student status ends when a student graduates, or if they do not complete any day school classes for two consecutive semesters (fall and winter). Students who have lost continuing student status must be readmitted by the Admissions Office before they can register.

    Students must be in good Honor Code standing to register and to continue enrollment at BYU. The term "good Honor Code standing" means that a student's conduct is consistent with the Honor Code and the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Excommunication, disfellowshipment, or disaffiliation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints automatically results in the withdrawal of the student's ecclesiastical endorsement and the loss of good Honor Code standing. Further, a student is not in good Honor Code standing if his or her ecclesiastical endorsement has either lapsed or has been withdrawn, or if the Honor Code Office has placed a "hold" on the student's registration.

    The Registration Process

    Complete registration instructions and deadlines are listed for each semester or term on the web site http://registrar.byu.edu.

    Registration is based on a priority system (fall and winter semesters only) that allows students to begin registration according to the number of credit hours completed. Priority begins with graduate students and seniors, then juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. Post-baccalaureate non-degree-seeking graduates will be given access after continuing freshmen. All newly admitted freshmen will register in a separate priority (fall semester only). New freshman beginning Winter semester will be assigned to the last registration date, regardless of college credit.

    Students can determine their priority registration for fall and winter semesters by logging into MyMAP, clicking on the "Register" tab, then looking under the appropriate semester. These dates will be posted 2-3 weeks before registration begins. Students may begin registering for fall semester in late March and for winter semester in October by following the instructions on the web site.

    Spring and summer registration is not based on a priority system. The spring and summer class schedules become available in December, and eligible students can register beginning in February.

    Adding and Dropping Classes

    Students may use the MyMAP registration system to add and drop classes until the add deadline of each semester or term. Each class has a registration method assigned by the academic department. "O" means the registration is online through the add deadline. "S" means department or faculty permission-to-add code is required. "F" means online registration until the first day of classes; instructor permission-to-add code thereafter.

    To add a class that requires a permission-to-add code:

    1. Contact the instructor/department and obtain a permission-to-add code.
    2. Log into MyMAP and click on Add Classes under the appropriate semester.
    3. Find the class you want to add.
    4. In the left column select the "P" for the section you want to add.
    5. A pop-up box will appear. Enter the permission-to-add code (they are not case sensitive).
    6. Select "OK" to verify the transaction.

    To drop a class once school begins:

    1. Use MyMAP during the add period (first six class days of a semester or term).
    2. Click on "Drop" next to the class you want to drop and click "OK" to verify the transaction.

    Note 1: Dropping all classes after the first day of class will result in a withdraw date on the transcript.

    Note 2: A student can be registered for more than one section of an R-suffix course and therefore must drop each unwanted section.

    Note 3: To withdraw from a class after the add/drop dealine, see "Withdrawal from Classes" below.

    Full-, Three-Quarter-, or Part-Time Status

    A student who registers for 12 or more credit hours a semester or 6 or more credit hours a term is full-time. Registration for 9 to 11.5 credit hours per semester or 4.5 to 5.5 credit hours per term is three-quarter-time. Registration for 0.5 to 8.5 credit hours a semester or 0.5 to 4 credit hours a term is part-time status. International students and students receiving financial assistance may be required to be enrolled full-time. (Please note that credit hours for spring-summer semester length classes count in spring term enrollment.)

    Verification of Full-Time Status for Graduate Students

    Graduate students (masters and doctoral students) who are enrolled for at least 2 credit hours per semester and who can be certified by their department as being engaged full-time in pursuit of their degrees can petition for graduate full-time status. Requests for such an exception should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies (gradstudies.byu.edu or call 801-422-4091).

    Withdrawal from Classes

    Students who choose to withdraw from a class must do so officially. Students who do not officially withdraw before the published deadline will receive a failing grade.

    To withdraw from a class:

    1. During the withdraw period (seventh through fiftieth day of a semester or seventh through twenty-fifth day of a term) students may use MyMAP to withdraw from classes. A $10 fee per class will be charged to the student's account and a W will be posted on the student's transcript (a "W" does not affect GPA).
    2. To withdraw from classes for extenuating circumstances after the withdraw deadline, students may petition for an exception to university policy through the Registrar's Office (B-150 ASB). There is a $10 fee per class if the petition is approved.

    The university reserves the right to assign a failing grade for academic dishonesty reasons even if the student is able to withdraw him/herself from the class before the failing grade has been assigned.

    Class Attendance Policy

    Students are expected to attend classes for which they are registered. Each class instructor may determine the relationship of class attendance to the final grade for the course. Faculty should tell students what relationship attendance has to the final grade for the course, but students must take responsibility for their actions. Notification to teachers of emergency absences (death in the family, serious illness, etc.) is the student's responsibility. Students must be officially enrolled either for credit or audit to be eligible to attend class.

    Auditing Classes

    Students who wish to audit a class (take a course without receiving any credit for it) must add the class with a permission-to-audit code within the first six class days of a semester or term. Audited classes do not appear on transcripts for completed semesters, do not count for enrollment verification purposes, and do not count towards financial aid or scholarship eligibility. However, audit hours do count toward maximum hours per semester and tuition charges. Students must be officially enrolled either for credit or audit to be eligible to attend class.

    Class Preparation Time

    The expectation for undergraduate courses is three hours of work per week per credit hour for the average student who is appropriately prepared; much more time may be required to achieve excellence. These three hours may include one hour of lecture plus two hours of work outside class, three hours in a laboratory with little outside work, or any other combination appropriate to a particular course.

    Maximum Hours per Enrollment Period

    An undergraduate student in good standing may register for as many as 18 credit hours in any one semester (9 per term). College advisement centers may authorize a student who has demonstrated superior academic ability to register for a maximum of 21 hours per semester (11 per term). This authorization is given by the advisor flagging approval on a student's record. The student will not be able to register for the additional hours until the first day of the semester/term. Registering for classes through Continuing Education or auditing classes constitutes a part of the total registration. Through a petition process after the first day of school, exceptions to these rules may be granted by the university registrar (B-150 ASB).

    A graduate student may take up to 22 hours/semester (11 hours/term). For exceptions to go over hours, graduate students must consult with the Graduate Studies Office (105 FPH, 801-422-4091).

    Credit hours for spring-summer semester length courses count in spring term enrollment.

    Final Examinations

    The university schedules exam preparation and examination periods. An examination period occurs at the end of each semester and term. The examination period is preceded by exam preparation days, which give time for conscientious review, study, and synthesis of the semester's work. The exam preparation and the examination periods are firmly scheduled parts of the semester; students must not make plans that interfere with these important academic activities. Students may not take final examinations early. If illness or other uncontrollable circumstances prevent a student from taking an examination at the scheduled time, that student is responsible to inform the class instructor as soon as possible.

    The instructor may give the grade Incomplete for nonacademic extenuating circumstances occurring after the discontinuance deadline. The incomplete cannot be given unless the student and instructor together prepare a contractual agreement (see Grading and Records for further information.)

    In cases where a student has conflicting examinations or three or more examinations in one day, individual arrangement for alternative test times may be made by the instructor.

    Registration Holds

    The university may place a hold on a student's records that will block registration privileges. The hold will be indicated on the MyMAP registration system. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate office to clear any holds before attempting to register for classes. A student may see if they have any holds by going to the Register tab in MyMAP.

    Academic Standards Hold:

    Academic Support Office (801) 422-2723

    Ecclesiastical Endorsement Hold:

    Honor Code Office (801) 422-2847

    Financial Hold (past due balance):

    Student Accounts (801) 422-4104

    Collections Office (801) 422-7648

    Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (801) 422-4104

    Graduate Studies Hold:

    Office of Graduate Studies (801) 422-4091

    Advisement Centers (CAC holds):

    Education (801) 422-3426 
    Engineering and Technology (801) 422-4325 
    Family, Home, and Social Sciences (801) 422-3541 
    Fine Arts and Communications (801) 422-3777 
    Humanities (801) 422-4789 
    International and Area Studies (801) 422-3548 
    Life Sciences (formerly Biology and Agriculture) (801) 422-3042 
    Marriott School of Management (801) 422-4285 
    Nursing (801) 422-4173 
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences (801) 422-2674 
    University Advisement (Open Major) (801) 422-3826

    To see more common holds that block registration, go to http://registrar.byu.edu.

     
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    Right to Change Courses

    The university makes every reasonable effort to provide accurate information in the contents of this catalog but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice. The university reserves the right to change or discontinue graduation requirements, department majors, individual courses, instructors, and all other aspects of university operations. In the event the university determines to make changes in curriculum, it will post these changes as soon as practical within this online catalog. It is recommended that students regularly check this catalog for possible changes.

    If colleges or majors are discontinued, or if substantial changes in requirements for degrees are made, the university will endeavor to allow students disadvantaged by the change to continue under existing programs and requirements. As a general rule, these types of substantial changes will only be made effective each fall semester.

    The university may place a hold on a student's registration privileges if the student neglects academic work or makes unsatisfactory progress toward graduation.

     
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    Tuition & Fees

    Tuition Rates

    Tuition and general fees for all academic programs are established annually by Brigham Young University. BYU is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and significant portions of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members. In recognition of this support, Church members are assessed lower tuition fees than those who are not members. This practice is similar in principle to that of state universities charging higher tuition to nonresidents. Students are considered members of the Church if they have been baptized at any time during the semester or term.

    Tuition rates for the 2016–2017 academic year are as follows:

    2016-2017 Tuition

    Undergraduate Students

    Semester Charges

     

    Term Charges **

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

     

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

    12.0 +

    $2,575

    $5,150

     

    6.0 +

    $1,288

    $2,575

    9.0 – 11.5

    $2,447

    $4,894

     

    4.5 – 5.5

    $1,224

    $2,447

    0.5 – 8.5

    $270/credit

    $540/credit

     

    0.5 – 4.0

    $270/credit

    $540/credit

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Graduate Students *

    Semester Charges

     

    Term Charges **

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

     

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

    8.5 +

    $3,250

    $6,500

     

    4.5 +

    $1,625

    $3,250

    0.5 – 8.0

    $382/credit

    $764/credit

     

    0.5 – 4.0

    $382/credit

    $764/credit

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Graduate School of Management and Law School Students***

    Semester Charges

     

    Term Charges **

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

     

    Credit Hours

    LDS

    Non-LDS

    8.5 +

    $5,985

    $11,970

     

    4.5 +

    $2,993

    $5,985

    0.5 – 8.0

    $704/credit

    $1,408/credit

     

    0.5 – 4.0

    $704/credit

    $1,408/credit

                 

    The university reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice.

    * Includes all students who have previously received a Bachelor's degree—even if enrolled in undergraduate courses.

    ** Tuition for spring-summer length classes will be calculated as if 1/2 of the credit hours were allocated towards spring term and 1/2 towards summer term. However, the full amount calculated for spring-summer length classes will be billed along with spring term and will be subject to the normal spring term deadlines.

    ** The Law School offers no courses during spring and summer; therefore, Law School students should refer to the graduate tuition rate to determine tuition charges during spring and summer terms.

    Noncredit and Audited Course Fees

    Tuition for noncredit courses or for courses being audited is charged at the same rate as for credit courses. Noncredit and audit hours will be included when calculating tuition charges.

    Payment of Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and fees are considered due and payable seven calendar days prior to the first day of class. Failure to pay by this date will result in holds being placed on the student's account, restricting the ability to add additional classes, unless the student has pending financial aid. Class registrations will be dropped if payment of tuition and fees is not received by midnight on the add deadline. Classes will generally not be dropped if adequate financial aid is pending. However, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that financial aid or other forms of payment are available to satisfy tuition and fees prior to the deadline.

    Short-Term Loans

    The university makes short-term loans available to assist students to meet the tuition payment deadline. These loans are intended to be used for short-duration financing needs. Short-term loans are due as follows:

    Registration Period Due Date
    Fall 2015 November 1, 2015
    Winter 2016 March 1, 2016
    Spring-Summer 2016  
    Spring 2016 June 1, 2016
    Summer 2016 August 1, 2016

     A $20 processing fee will be charged for each short-term loan. No interest is charged on those loans if they are paid by the due date. Short-term loans outstanding after the due date bear interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum. Holds on registration for future semesters or spring-summer(s) are placed on all student accounts the day the short-term loan is disbursed and are not released until the loan is paid in full. This may affect the ability of some students to take advantage of priority registration.

    Pro-Rata Charges for Dropped Classes

    Students may drop classes without penalty through the add deadline. After the add deadline, tuition will be recalculated based on the student's current enrollment status. A pro-rata tuition charge will be applied after the add deadline for dropped classes that result in reduction in the original tuition charge. The pro-rata charge applies to tuition and most class fees. Certain class fees relate to the delivery of required supplies or services and are not refundable. The pro-rata charges are as follows:

    If class is dropped beginning: The pro-rata charge will be:
    Fall Semester    
    September 9, 2015 15%
    September 21, 2015 25%
    October 26, 2015 50%
    November 10, 2015 100%
    Winter Semester  
    January 12, 2016 15%
    January 25, 2016 25%
    February 29, 2016 50%
    March 16, 2016 100%
    Spring-Summer (including semester-length offerings)    
    Spring Term    
    May 4, 2016 15%
    May 9, 2016 25%
    May 23, 2016 50%
    June 1, 2016 100%
     Summer Term    
    June 28, 2016 15%
    July 5, 2016 25%
    July 18, 2016 50%
    July 27, 2016 100%

    The recalculation of tuition and fee charges may result in a refund. The amount of the refund a student will receive is based on the date the classes are dropped, or in the case of an official discontinuance, the date that the student reports such discontinuance to the Discontinuance Office (B-150 ASB).

    Any refund due the student will be paid by check through the mail approximately ten days after the classes are dropped. If the student has elected direct deposit for student account refunds, the refund will be deposited into the student's bank. Payments originally paid by credit card will be returned to the credit card. Unpaid university charges may be deducted from the refund amount.

    Refunds will not be paid to students whose tuition has been paid by a loan, scholarship, or benefit.

    If a student with federal financial aid drops below half-time enrollment (for tuition assessment purposes: undergraduate, 6 hours per semester or 3 hours per term; graduate, 4.5 hours per semester or 2.5 hours per term), the federal program or lender may require that a portion of the refund be returned.

    A petition for exception to the refund schedule will be considered for students forced to discontinue because of circumstances that are beyond their control, such as death in the immediate family, life-threatening situations, medical incapacitation, a university error, or military leave. Students should not submit petitions based on ignorance of university policies and procedures. These will be denied. Petition forms are available in D-155 ASB.

    Collection of Unpaid Tuition and Fees

    BYU retains all legal remedies to collect unpaid tuition, fees, and other amounts due to the university for housing, traffic fines, etc. BYU uses a variety of methods to keep students informed of amounts due the university, including financial Web sites, statements, and various forms of correspondence. It is the student's responsibility to remain aware of obligations to the university and to make payment on a timely basis.

    If BYU is unable to collect amounts due the university within a reasonable time, the debt may be referred to an outside collection agency and/or attorney for collection. All collection costs, including collection agency fees, attorney fees, and court costs will be charged to the student's account.

    Failure to pay all amounts due BYU, including collection fees, may also result in various actions, including but not limited to withholding services and restricting the student's ability to register for class, participate in graduation, receive a transcript or diploma, or be considered for readmission to the university. The university also reserves the right to report both positive and negative payment histories to credit-reporting agencies.

    Payments for Tuition and Fees

    Tuition and fees include charges such as tuition, class fees, tuition reassessments, tuition late fees, Study Abroad fees, and health plan charges. Students are responsible to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees, and past due balances in U.S. dollars (checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank). The following options are available for making tuition and fee payments. For more information on making payments to BYU, please visit https://finserve.byu.edu/content/other-payment-options.

    Pay Tuition Online

    BYU encourages you to take advantage of the fast, easy, and secure way to pay online. Payments may be made online by logging into myBYU and selecting the My Financial Center link under the School heading.

    eCheck (BYU's preferred payment method)

    eCheck is a free electronic check option that uses a secure Web transmission to electronically withdraw funds directly from a payer's checking or savings account. The payer must provide his/her bank routing and account number to make an eCheck payment. Payments from mutual fund, money market, line of credit, or brokerage accounts cannot be accepted.

    Credit Card with a Service Fee

    BYU accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for all charges including tuition payments. However, the payer will be charged a nonrefundable credit card fee equal to 2% of the tuition when making a payment on tuition and fee charges.

    Debit cards are considered credit cards for tuition and loan payment purposes and would therefore be subject to the same credit card restrictions and service charges. Note: Because eChecks and debit cards both deduct payments directly from a checking or savings account, students can avoid the service charge by choosing the eCheck option.

    Note the Credit Card Refund Policy: Existing credit card regulations prohibit BYU from making a refund to you in cash or check when you make a payment by credit card and there is an adjustment made to the charges paid. When you pay by credit card and there is a reduction in the amount of your charges, we are required to refund the amount back to the credit card you used to make the payment.

    Pay Tuition by Mail

    Check or money order payments may be mailed to Student Financial Services, A-153 ASB, Provo, UT 84602. Please make checks payable to Brigham Young University or BYU. Do not mail cash. Include with your check the student's BYU ID number and the amount to apply to each category.

    Pay Tuition in Person

    Payments may be made throughout the year in person at D-155 ASB. Tuition may be paid using check, money order, or cash. Credit cards cannot be used to pay tuition or fees at BYU cashiering locations (see Pay Tuition Online above for acceptable use of credit cards). Check or money order payments may also be left in the drop box in the D wing on the main floor of the ASB.

    Pay Tuition by Wire Transfer

    To pay tuition using an international or domestic wire transfer, please contact us for wire transfer instructions via phone (801) 422-4104 or via email at wires@byu.edu.

    University Fees

    Class Fees

    Ec En 220 11
    **Geol 420 550
    ***Geol 490R, 590R variable
    Math 97 75
    Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Fall/Winter) 420
    Music 160R, 260R, 359R, 360R, 460R, 560R, 660R (Spring/Summer) 210
    Music 250R (Fall/Winter) 210
    Music 250R (Spring/Summer) 105
    PWS 112 90
    RecM 489 100
    SFL 110, 340 50
    SFL 185R, 287, 487 30
    SFL 215 80
    StAc 116, 117 (bowling) 60
    †StAc 150, 151, 152, 153 (skating) variable
    †*StAc 161, 162, 164 (skiing) 40
    †StAc 175, 176 (scuba) variable
    TEE 229 30
    VAStu 330 15

    *Student must also have equipment and purchase lift passes.
    **See department for a refund application.
    ***See department for a fee card.
    †See department for amount.

    Class fee refunds are based on the same schedule as listed for tuition refunds. Those with asterisks (*) are exceptions to this schedule and must be requested at the respective academic department.

    Materials/Service Fees

    The following courses charge fees based on materials consumed or services provided. Contact the individual department or professor to determine the appropriate payment procedure.

    CM 105, 155, 210.

    EC En 212, 301.

    IT 101, 443, 447.

    TEE 200, 229, 490R, 593R.

    TMA 285, 475R.

    VAStu 104, 105, 133, 155, 216, 217, 330, 350, 351, 356R, 358, 359, 456R.

    Student Teaching/Practicum Fees

    Fingerprint Fee

    Students in teacher education must be fingerprinted and pass a background check prior to starting practicum experiences with K–12 students. Fees for fingerprinting and background checks are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Education Advisement Center Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess/fingerprint.html.

    Licensure Fee

    Students who meet all program requirements qualify for a Level 1 teaching license in Utah. Fees for licensure are due with the student teaching application. Licensure fees are set by the Utah State Office of Education and are listed on the Office of Field Services Web site: http://education.byu.edu/ess.

    Miscellaneous Fees and Fines

    Admission evaluation fee (nonrefundable) $35
    Change of registration fee—per class (after add deadline) 10
    Dishonored check/eCheck charge 20
    Examination, special equivalency 20
    NDFS-dietetics insurance and ADA dues 50
    Graduation (undergraduate) fee (nonrefundable) 15
    Identification photo for replacement ID card
    (no charge for first replacement)
    10
    Incomplete grade contract fee per class
    (to a maximum of $30) 
    10
    National League of Nursing Diagnostic Exam 40
    Physical education locker 5
    Traffic violation fines, variable according to violation 5–300
    Transcript fee: Electronic 5
    Transcript fee: Paper 6

    Health Insurance Requirement

    BYU requires all students with 9.0 or more credits in a semester or 4.5 or more credits in a term to carry adequate medical insurance. This applies the entire time a student has continuing status, including students taking a semester or term off. All participants in groups on tour, Study Abroad, or internships are required to carry adequate medical insurance.

    To satisfy the health coverage requirement, students have several options:

    Enroll in the Student Health Plan
    Enroll in a group medical plan provided by the parents', the student's , or the student's spouse's employer
    Purchase an individual Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health plan

    If the student chooses any medical plan other than the Student Health Plan, he/she must provide verification of adequate coverage at the beginning of his/her first semester or term and annually at the beginning of fall semester. Students should carefully review any medical plan they're considering to make sure it will provide sufficient coverage for current and future health care needs. Coverage must be effective by the first day of class.

    Effective fall semester 2014, BYU requires all ELC students and F-1 and J-1 visa students to be enrolled in the BYU Student Health Plan or an ACA compliant plan offered by a United States-based insurance company. This plan must provide comprehensive medical coverage for the student while he/she is on campus. Insurance plans from companies outside the United States will not be accepted.

    All students enrolled at least 3/4 time (9 credit hours per semester or 4.5 credit hours per term) and all F-1 and J-1 visa students who don't submit proof of other coverage before the deadline each year will be enrolled automatically for individual coverage and assessed the appropriate premium (single or married rate) for the Student Health Plan. Students who are actively working towards a degree and have at least 0.5 on-campus credits will not be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Plan, but they can contact the Student Health Plan Office via YMessage or in person to enroll. Graduate students who have at least 2 credits during fall semester and were enrolled in the Student Health Plan for summer term will be automatically enrolled for fall semester in the same plan they had during summer term. The web is located at http://health.byu.edu/index2.php?page=shc/ped.php.

    Spouses and dependents won't be enrolled automatically the first semester or term a student is on the plan. If a student desires coverage for their spouse and dependents, they must enroll their spouse and dependents in the plan.

    For the latest BYU Student Health Plan fees, check the Web site at http://health.byu.edu/index2.php?page=shc/health.php.

    Appeals

    Students with unusual circumstances may appeal for special consideration of any item in this section to the Student Services Office. Appeal forms may be obtained at the Student Services windows at D-155 ASB.

     
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    A Unique Environment

    Religious Environment

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors BYU to provide a university education in an atmosphere that nurtures spiritual growth and a strong conviction of the divinity of Jesus Christ. Church programs are closely correlated at all levels with the activities of the university, and students will find many opportunities to grow spiritually.

    Religion Classes

    All students at BYU should include regular gospel study as a continuous part of their university experience. Full-time undergraduate students take one religion class each semester of enrollment until a total of 14 semester hours of religion credit has been earned. See The University Core section of this catalog for more information.

    University Devotionals

    University devotionals, held throughout the year on Tuesdays at 11:05 a.m., form an inspirational and integrative part of the university experience. These assemblies are occasions to celebrate the shared sense of values and community in the university. Participation in these gatherings will renew spiritual commitment and extend knowledge of significant religious, intellectual, and cultural matters. Devotional speakers, selected from the General Authorities and other leaders of the Church as well as university personnel, come to teach the gospel and affirm the spiritual dimension of the university experience for students, faculty, and staff.

    Most campus offices and services are closed during university devotionals and forums so that members of the university community may participate.

    BYU Stakes and Wards

    To give students maximum opportunity to participate, the Church is organized into a number of BYU stakes composed of several wards of approximately 150 members each. All single students living away from home who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints become members of a Young Single Adult (YSA) ward. Single LDS students living at home have the option of attending their home ward or a designated YSA ward. Married students not living in university housing may attend either the designated BYU ward or the residential ward in which they live.

    Other Religious Denominations

    Approximately twenty-five other religious denominations are represented in the BYU student body. These students are encouraged to attend a congregation of their faith in the surrounding area, if possible.

    Academic Environment

    The academic environment extends beyond the four walls of a university classroom. Serious students seek enrichment in the library, at university forums and lectures, and through research. Some students may choose to become involved in the Honors Program or live in one of the "quiet halls" on campus—and everyone benefits from drawing on the resources available at college advisement centers.

    New Student Orientation

    The purpose of New Student Orientation (NSO) is to 1) welcome new and transfer students into the BYU community of disciple-scholars, 2) help new students understand and appreciate the unique opportunities provided by a BYU education, 3) introduce key campus resources, and 4) offer new students a great chance to connect with other students, faculty members, and university staff.

    NSO events and activities range from the academic through the informational to the out-and-out fun, but they are always friendly and focused on the needs of new students. NSO activities vary according to the term or semester. In addition to a welcome from the administration and a campus tour, each orientation may include a university devotional; library tour; meetings about colleges and majors, financial aid and scholarships, the Honors Program; and an introduction to several of the traditions at the Y.

    Many of the activities are organized around Y Groups, small cohorts of students led by upperclassmen, which offer students personalized attention and support. Orientation at BYU balances the various needs of new students by combining appropriate resources, activities, and personnel. To become fully integrated into an institution as large and complex as BYU, active participation in NSO is vital.

    New Student Orientation is held three times a year, immediately prior to winter semester, summer term, and fall semester. Please see https://fye.byu.edu/about-nso for detailed information and registration.

    University Forums

    University forums are held on selected Tuesdays at 11:05 a.m. and are designed to enrich the general education experience. Speakers are noted authorities in the arts and humanities, sciences, media, and government, chosen for their contributions to their field and their ability to inspire and communicate. Participation in these assemblies and the associated question-and-answer sessions prompts inquiry into significant intellectual, cultural, and social issues and helps lay the foundation for lifelong learning. A forum speaker may be nominated by any member of the university community (student, faculty, or staff). Please see the nomination form.

    Harold B. Lee Library

    The Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) is the University's gateway to research materials. The library website, lib.byu.edu, hosts a powerful, yet easy-to-use search tool for both electronic and print resources. Starting from one location, students and faculty have access to scholarly research materials including online databases, journals, and e-books. The system also searches the library's physical collection of materials including over 8 million books, journals, photographs, and more. Librarians and staff provide research help in person or through online chat, text, e-mail, or telephone. Students are encouraged to use the library's ready-made Research Guides for specific subjects.

    The library building is a clean, quiet, and comfortable environment for studying. There are thousands of chairs and study tables spread out over 5 floors. The library provides group study rooms, collaborative work areas, as well as specialty labs for multimedia work, scanning, and 3D printing. Wifi is available throughout the building.

    The library houses the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, whose non-circulating collections include rare and unique materials which are available for research by students and faculty.

    The library is open during fall and winter semesters from 7:00 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to midnight on Saturday.

    BYU students and faculty may also use the facilities of other college and university libraries in Utah as well as select libraries in other states thanks to cooperative agreements implemented through state and national library consortia.

    You can learn more about the library by visiting lib.byu.edu or following the library on social media: https://www.facebook.com/byuhbll or https://twitter.com/hbll using #HBLL.

    Research and Creative Activities at BYU

    One of the most exciting and valuable learning experiences available to both undergraduate and graduate students at BYU is the opportunity to participate in original research and creative activities. BYU has accomplished faculty members in all areas, many of whom enjoy international reputations for the quality of their creative endeavors. Many professors enlist the help of undergraduate students, who work side by side with faculty mentors and graduate students in a laboratory or studio setting.

    A wide variety of research experiences are available in many departments across campus. For example, the student might be involved in the synthesis of a new medicinal drug in the chemistry laboratory or participate in the discovery of a new species of dinosaur on a Colorado mesa. Other examples of programs involving student participation include the study of robotics systems, computer architecture, battery technology, high-energy physics, international business methods, child psychology, educational methodology, molecular genetics, social implications of drug use, stability and satisfaction in marriage, Church history, and a host of other topics. Students who are interested in participating in research programs are encouraged to contact their major department chair or speak directly with individual professors.

    The Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) manages, on behalf of the administration, two programs whose purpose is to bring together students and faculty in mentored experiences. The first is the ORCA Mentoring Grants for Undergraduates Program. Requests for proposals go out to all undergraduate, full-time students. One-third of all proposals are usually funded at $1500 each. Awards are made early in the semester following application. The second is the Mentored Environments Grants Program. Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals to create or enhance a mentored environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Awards range from $2,000 to $20,000, and proposals are collected in late fall and awarded in midwinter.
    For more information, contact any department or college, or contact ORCA:

    Address:
    A-285 ASB
    Telephone: (801) 422-3841
    Website: http://orca.byu.edu

    Internships

    Internships and other applied learning experiences, such as clinical and field studies, integrate academic studies with professional or career-related work experience. They are required by some degree programs and recommended by others to strengthen or complement a student's major or minor field of study. In addition to experiences within the United States, opportunities in international settings are also available when approved by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

    Students who want or need academic credit for internships and other formal applied, cooperative learning experiences must receive prior department and university approval and complete formal registration before commencing. Course offerings vary according to student and program needs. Registration in a department's 199R, 299R, 399R, 496R, 599R, or 688R course is required for internship credit. Individual departments specify course numbers for clinical, practicum, or other applied, cooperative learning courses. Credit varies, generally ranging from 0.5 to 12 credit hours. Grades are based on both academic and work-related accomplishments.

    To learn more about the opportunities and benefits of applied, cooperative learning experiences, contact a college or department internship coordinator, visit or call the BYU Internship Office:

    Address:
    5435 HBLL
    Telephone: 801-422-3337
    Website: http://intern.byu.edu

    Center for Service and Learning

    2010 WSC and 2330 WSC 
    (801) 422-8686 
    yserve.byu.edu

    The mission of the Center for Service and Learning is to "provide every student with a meaningful service opportunity...to instill in the heart and mind a desire to give lifelong service." In order to provide every student with a meaningful service opportunity, the Center administers over 70 community service programs. These programs, which are led and staffed by student volunteer program directors and service council members, serve individuals and organizations in the local community. As student volunteers learn to serve their community, their desire to be engaged in lifelong service becomes an integral part of their character.

    Students choose to make service a part of their lives for academic, leadership, recognition, social, and spiritual reasons. Students are encouraged to enroll in Student Development 290: Learning Through Service, which links theories of service with actual service experiences. They can also develop their leadership skills by serving on the student service council or as a program director. By completing the requirements for any of three recognition programs, they can receive official documentation and certification of their service. They can socialize with other students as they serve, and can recognize the spiritual aspects of service as they participate in reflection events.

    Students enrolling in Student Development 132: Tutoring Level 1 and Student Development 133: Tutoring Level 2 have the opportunity to earn tutoring certification as they improve their tutoring skills.

    More than 23,000 students are engaged in service each year through Center programs. These programs provide a variety of services, including serving children and adults with cognitive or physical disabilities, mentoring at-risk youth, tutoring children in the public schools, tutoring other BYU students in their college classes, helping build houses for low-income families, or providing manual labor to clean up and maintain community neighborhoods. These programs are under the leadership of more than 250 student volunteer leaders who are learning leadership skills as they administer their programs. In addition to these formal community service programs, Stop-n-Serve is available in 2330 WSC for students to drop in and perform service in the few minutes they may have between classes.

    Student Development Course Work

    The Counseling and Career Center offers courses under the title Student Development. These courses are designed to help with the personal challenges and tasks facing college students. Some of the relevant student-centered topics are college study skills, life planning, time management, decision making, and test taking strategies. Several courses are designed to help students decide on a college major and career and to make the transition from college to the world of work. Each class has material to help students identify their values, develop character, and make progress with their personal goals for life. The BYU Undergraduate Catalog and the current class schedule list these courses under Student Development.
    For further information contact the Counseling and Career Center:

    Address:
    510 WSC
    Telephone: (801) 422-6291

    Academic Support Office

    2500 WSC 
    (801) 422-2723 
    E-mail: academic_support@byu.edu 
    Web: http://aso.byu.edu/

    All students admitted to the university have the potential to succeed academically; however, some students have difficulty achieving the level of success required to remain in good academic standing. The mission of the Academic Support Office (ASO) is to assist students in maintaining that level of academic success. The ASO, a department of Student Life, uses the combined resources of the university to help students who are on the academic standing of warning, probation, or continued academic probation (CAP) resolve most academic problems.

    Students with academic problems often have difficulties in one or more of the following areas: (1) Personal concerns outside the academic realm such as adjustment problems, illness, or relationship problems that distract from academic goals. Such problems may be addressed by helping students refocus on their goals and giving referrals to appropriate on-campus resources. (2) Inadequate academic preparation to meet the rigors of a university experience. Study-skills training helps students identify strategies appropriate to the university experience. (3) Learning styles that worked in high school but are not productive at the university. Assessment and advisement may help students identify and use academic strengths more successfully.

    Advisors and peer coaches are trained to assist students with time management, study skills, learning style, and other academic concerns. Students who experience academic difficulties and are on warning, probation, CAP, or are facing academic suspension or dismissal from the university are encouraged to contact the ASO. Students on good or previous academic standing who would like access to these kinds of resources should visit the Career and Academic Success Center (CASC):

    Address:
    2590 WSC
    Telephone: (801-422-2689)

    Graduate Studies

    105 FPH 
    Phone: (801) 422-4091

    To the student seeking advanced study, Brigham Young University offers a variety of graduate degree opportunities. Excellent graduate programs can be found in each of the colleges and schools, and successful completion results in the awarding of a master's or doctoral degree.

    The master's degree requires advanced course work, demonstrated mastery in vital aspects of a discipline, skill in research methodology and theory, and preparation for future creative work. In certain disciplines, graduate programs blend scholarly insight with technical knowledge and skill. Integrative examinations, a major culminating piece of written work or performance, and an accompanying oral defense of that work may be required.

    The doctoral degree requires the student to demonstrate an impressive scholarly competence, which includes the ability to conduct and report research in a highly effective manner. Advanced systematic study in a discipline is also essential and is followed by comprehensive examinations that require students to integrate and understand the collective knowledge of their disciplines. A dissertation resulting from independent research is defended in a concluding oral examination.

    Students who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees are encouraged to become involved in research and creative activities during their undergraduate experience.

    For information about master's and doctoral degree programs, students should consult the BYU Graduate Catalog online at http://graduatestudies.byu.edu.

    Application information is available online at http://graduatestudies.byu.edu, through Graduate Studies, and through individual departments. For information regarding admission to the J. Reuben Clark Law School, see the Law School section of this catalog.

    Cultural Environment

    Students can immerse themselves in culture at BYU. Dance, theatre, music, art exhibits, museums—all nourish the soul seeking after "anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy."

    As part of their educational experience, students, both individually and in groups, present concerts, exhibitions, films, plays, recitals, and productions which are available to the community. Classical, contemporary, and original works are offered throughout the year. Each of the performance areas also have ensembles that perform on and off campus.

    The BYU BRAVO! series presents some of the most celebrated artists in the world. Concerts and productions are scheduled throughout each year in the Harris Fine Arts Center and other venues.

    In recent years the BYU BRAVO! series has included:

    This series also presents OFF THE MAP, an annual international arts festival, each winter semester.

    For further information on student, faculty, the BRAVO! performances, contact the BYU Ticket Office:

    Telephone: (801) 422-4322
    Website: http://www.byuarts.com/

    Museum of Art

    The Museum of Art was completed and opened during fall 1993. Funded by private donors, the 100,000-square-foot museum is located directly north of the Harris Fine Arts Center. A sculpture garden separates the two buildings, and together they form striking visual and performing arts centers. The museum houses the university's superb collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper.

    Major bodies of work the university owns are by eminent artists such as Mahonri Y. Young, J. Alden Weir, Maynard Dixon, C. C. A. Christensen, and Minerva Teichert. Besides its rich array of American art, the collection includes 20th century and contemporary landscape, documentary and street photography and a growing collection of important religious works and rare prints by Rembrandt, Dürer, and Daumier. The museum is also committed to exhibiting and exploring the art of our time, acquiring work by significant living artists such as Dan Steinhilber, Harrell Fletcher, Georges Rousse, and Lewis Baltz.

    Major traveling exhibitions and exhibitions from the museum's permanent collections are scheduled on a rotating basis. Previous exhibitions include works by Rodin, Carl Bloch, and Islamic artifacts in the exhibition entitled Beauty and Belief.

    Students play an important role in the Museum of Art. Not only are they employed in service capacities in each of the museum's departments but the museum also offers a rigorous internship program that affords selected students opportunities to be mentored on significant projects in museum education, curation, registration, administration, and even fabrication. Many students also serve as volunteer docents.

    The museum offers a variety of educational programs for campus and community audiences as well. Included in the museum are a print study room, a lecture room, and an auditorium. The museum also features a café and a museum store.

    M. L. Bean Life Science Museum

    Larry L. St. Clair, Director 
    Leigh Johnson, Associate Director 
    Marta Adair, Assistant Director 
    290 MLBM

    The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Its vast teaching and research collections include more than two million arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and prepared shells, and more than 600,000 plants, lichens, and bryophytes. Specimens for these collections, which represent creative work by university faculty and students, have been gathered from around the world, making the museum one of the major repositories of scientific-quality, biological collections in the western United States.

    The museum and its collections are utilized by university classes in biology, plant and wildlife sciences, education, art, and other disciplines. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum also maintains and manages the Lytle Ranch Preserve. Located in the northernmost extension of the Mojave Desert southwest of St. George, Utah, this 600-acre desert classroom is situated in a part of Utah that is unique not only for its plant and animal communities but also for its setting at the crossroads of three major bioregions.

    Public programs include temporary and permanent exhibits of natural communities that illustrate complex relationships between plants, animals, and their physical environment. Educational programs which serve more than 100,000 annual visitors and provide classes and programs for BYU students as well as public and private schools and many other organizations. Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Sunday. Admission is free.

    The Western North American Naturalist, a nationally recognized peer-reviewed natural history journal, is administered by the museum. Other museum publications include professional and popular works such as A Utah Flora, Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of South America, Snakes of Utah, and Common Rocky Mountain Lichens.

    Museum of Peoples and Cultures

    Paul R. Stavast, Director 
    Kari Nelson, Curator of Education 
    122 B67

    The Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC) houses, cares for, and performs research on archaeological and ethnographic collections from around the world. The strengths of the museum's holdings are in prehistoric Utah, the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Andean cultures, and Polynesia. An approved state and federal archaeological repository, the museum also holds a noncirculating library and a photographic archive documenting BYU archaeological research and artifactual materials. Collection items number well over 2 million artifacts and specimens.

    Institutional objectives are to interpret and help elucidate the history and culture of the peoples of the world and to convey that knowledge to the scholarly community as well as to the general public. The museum's strongest commitment lies in serving the teaching and research functions of the university. In this, BYU's "teaching museum," not only do students perform office and collections duties, but they also curate all exhibitions as part of the formal curricula taught by museum staff adjunct to the Department of Anthropology. Students plan and execute public programs and design promotional strategy as part of their course work as well. These curricula are available both in the department's undergraduate courses and the Certificate in Museum Practices program. Students concurrently enrolled in a cognate master's program are eligible to apply to the graduate program.

    The MPC offers many community educational opportunites. Available for loan to classrooms and inbound populations are anthropology teaching kits that explore the native cultures of various geographical areas. The kits include replica artifacts, handicrafts, and educational books and videos. Students and civic volunteers are invited to help with educational programming, public relations, archaeological research, and public presentations. The MPC hosts an activity patch program for Scouts of all ages and other interested parties. Museum patches can be earned by visiting the museum and completing the patch requirements. For information about any of these programs, call (801) 422-0020.

    Located at 2201 North Canyon Road in Provo, the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free, and guided tours can be arranged for a nominal charge. Because scheduling is based on student employee availability, it is advisable to book tours from one to three weeks in advance. Visitors may also choose to guide themselves through the galleries, but groups larger than fifteen people should contact the museum in advance for logistical instructions. The MPC is closed on holidays.

    Recreational Environment

    Students can enjoy the small-town friendliness of Provo or drive 45 miles to the north for the cosmopolitan diversity that Salt Lake City offers. Whereas Salt Lake City is home to Ballet West, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Utah Symphony, the Provo area prides itself on its own Utah Valley Symphony and several fine community music, dance, and theatre groups.

    Intercollegiate Competition

    BYU sponsors 21 NCAA intercollegiate sports for men and women. The men compete in 10 sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The women compete in 11 sports: basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

    The Cougars are independent in football and compete in the West Coast Conference in the majority of the other sports. On September 1, 2010, BYU announced an eight-year deal with ESPN to televise Cougar football on its sports networks. BYUtv also partners with athletics to broadcast more than 135 live athletic events each year in sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, and gymnastics.

    Consistently ranked among the nation's top 30 athletic programs, BYU has won NCAA championships in football, men's track and field, men's golf, women's cross country, and men's volleyball. The Cougars have also won two NIT titles in men's basketball.

    Extramural Competition

    The extramural sports program at BYU provides opportunities for students to participate on an intercollegiate level throughout the United States and Canada in team sports not designated NCAA.

    One of the best organized and most respected programs in the country, BYU's extramural sports program offers five sports for men (ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, and soccer) and one sport for women (racquetball). Many of the teams have been nationally ranked during the last several years.

    Athletic Facilities

    BYU's athletic facilities are among the best in the nation. Major sports complexes include the Marriott Center (basketball), LaVell Edwards Stadium (football), Smith Fieldhouse (volleyball/gymnastics), Miller Park (baseball/softball), Clarence Robison Track, South Field (soccer), Richards Building (swimming/diving), and the Tennis Complex.

    In 2003-04 the Athletic Department opened two new buildings, the Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) and the Student Athlete Building (SAB). The IPF is 422 by 222 feet with a height of 86 feet at the center. It is one of the largest indoor practice facilities in college athletics. It features two artificial turf fields and four batting cages.

    The 126,300 square-foot SAB is home to the student-athlete academic center, athletic administration offices, strength/conditioning complex, training facilities, football offices and locker room, Legends Grille, and Legacy Hall—a three-story museum/hall of fame celebrating more than 100 years of BYU Athletics.

    Intramural Activities

    The campus intramural program, consisting of more than thirty events involving thousands of participants in both men's and women's activities, is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the United States. Students may participate in team activities and individual events. The intramural program offers divisions for different skill levels in each activity and provides awards for the winners in each division. Numerous employment opportunities are available as game supervisors and officials.

    A Great Outdoors

    The Wasatch Mountains overlook BYU on the east, and to the west lies Utah Lake. Within an hour's drive are several canyons and ski resorts; six national parks are only a half day away. Outdoor gear can be rented on campus for everything from skiing to windsurfing.

     
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    Accreditation

    Brigham Young University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

    Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

    Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

    Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
    8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100 
    Redmond, WA 98052 
    (425) 558-4224 
    www.nwccu.org 

    The following organizations have given accreditation to programs or units at the university:

     
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    Administration

    Church Board of Education

    Thomas S Monson
    Chairman
    Henry B Eyring
    First Vice Chairman
    Dieter F Uchtdorf
    Second Vice Chairman
    Bonnie L Oscarson
    Board Member
    Dallin H Oaks
    Board Member
    Donald L Hallstrom
    Board Member
    Linda K Burton
    Board Member
    Russell M Nelson
    Board Member
    Mark B Woodruff
    Secretary

    Office of the Commissioner of Church Education

    Kim B Clark
    Commissioner
    Mark B Woodruff
    Assistant to the Commissioner

    Office of the President of Brigham Young University

    Kevin J Worthen
    President
    James D Gordon III
    Assistant to the President
    - Planning and Assessment
    Michael R Orme
    Assistant to the President
    - General Counsel
    David B Thomas
    Deputy General Counsel
    Carri P Jenkins
    Assistant to the President
    - University Communications

    Administrative Officers

    Brent W Webb
    Academic Vice President
    Craig H Hart
    Associate Academic Vice President
    - Faculty
    Alan R Harker
    Associate Academic Vice President
    - Research and Graduate Studies
    Brad Lee Neiger
    Associate Academic Vice President
    - Undergraduate Studies
    Sandra Rogers
    International Vice President
    Erlend D Peterson
    Associate International Vice President
    J Kelly Flanagan
    Vice President
    - Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
    Brian K Evans
    Administrative Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Forrest L Flake
    Assistant Administrative Vice President
    - Human Resource Services
    Ole M Smith
    Assistant Administrative Vice President
    - Physical Facilities
    David A Hunt
    Assistant Administrative Vice President
    - Student Auxiliary Services
    Richard P White
    University Treasurer
    Janet S Scharman
    Student Life Vice President
    Ronald K Chapman
    Associate Student Life Vice President
    Vernon L Heperi
    Associate Student Life Vice President
    - Dean of Students
    Matthew O Richardson
    Advancement Vice President
    John C Lewis
    Associate Advancement Vice President
    - Alumni and External Relations

    Academic Units (Colleges)

    Continuing Education
    Continuing Education
    Darin R Oviatt, Associate Dean
    Continuing Education
    John E Taylor, Associate Dean
    Education
    Education
    Lynnette Bloom Erickson, Associate Dean
    Education
    Tina T Dyches, Associate Dean
    Education
    Al H Merkley, Assistant Dean
    Engineering and Technology
    Engineering and Technology
    David G Long, Associate Dean
    Engineering and Technology
    Spencer P Magleby, Associate Dean
    Engineering and Technology
    Jim L Trent, Assistant Dean
    Family Home and Social Sciences
    Family Home and Social Sciences
    Kelly D Patterson, Associate Dean
    Family Home and Social Sciences
    Susanne Olsen Roper, Associate Dean
    Family Home and Social Sciences
    Joseph A Olsen, Assistant Dean
    Family Home and Social Sciences
    Scott Dunaway, Assistant Dean
    Fine Arts and Communications
    Fine Arts and Communications
    Amy Petersen Jensen, Associate Dean
    Fine Arts and Communications
    Jeremy N Grimshaw, Associate Dean
    Fine Arts and Communications
    Rory Rahn Scanlon, Associate Dean
    Fine Arts and Communications
    Scott M Boyter, Assistant Dean
    Graduate Studies
    Graduate Studies
    James Crane, Assistant Dean
    Humanities
    Humanities
    Frank Quinn Christianson, Associate Dean
    Humanities
    George Browning Handley, Associate Dean
    Humanities
    Ray Thomas Clifford, Associate Dean
    Humanities
    Dave Waddell, Assistant Dean
    Humanities
    Melinda Semadeni, Assistant Dean
    International and Area Studies
    Law School
    Allison Belnap, Assistant Dean
    Law School
    Gayla Sorenson, Assistant Dean
    Law School
    Wendy Archibald, Assistant Dean
    Life Sciences
    Life Sciences
    Eric N Jellen, Associate Dean
    Life Sciences
    Michael D Barnes, Associate Dean
    Life Sciences
    Russell G Nielson, Associate Dean
    Management
    Management
    Keith P Vorkink, Associate Dean
    Management
    Michael P Thompson, Associate Dean
    Management
    Steven Morris Glover, Associate Dean
    Management
    Jeremiah John Christenot, Assistant Dean
    Nursing
    Nursing
    Kent D Blad, Associate Dean
    Nursing
    Mary Williams, Associate Dean
    Nursing
    Kathryn Whitenight, Assistant Dean
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    Bart J Kowallis, Associate Dean
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences
    Thomas W Sederberg, Associate Dean
    Religious Education
    Religious Education
    Dana M Pike, Associate Dean
    Religious Education
    Robert C Freeman, Associate Dean
    Student Life
    Vernon L Heperi, Dean of Students
    Student Life
    Casey Peterson, Associate Dean
    Student Life
    Sarah Westerberg, Associate Dean
    Student Life
    James Slaughter, Assistant Dean
    Student Life
    Jon Kau, Assistant Dean
    Undergraduate Education
    Undergraduate Education
    Deborah Marquiss Dean, Associate Dean
    Undergraduate Education
    Susan Sessions Rugh, Associate Dean
    Undergraduate Education
    Carolyn Tuitupou, Assistant Dean
    Undergraduate Education
    Heather Hammond, Assistant Dean

    Instructional Units (Departments)

    Aerospace Studies
    Ancient Scripture
    Anthropology
    Art
    BYU Conference Center
    Biology
    Chemical Engineering
    Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Church History and Doctrine
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Communication Disorders
    Comparative Arts and Letters
    Computer Science
    Conferences and Workshops
    Continuing Education
    Scott L Howell, Director
    Counseling Psychology and Special Education
    Dance
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Chantal P Thompson, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Christopher C Lund, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Earl Howard Fry, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Eric A Hyer, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Eric D Huntsman, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Nicholas A Mason, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Robert Quinn Mecham, Coordinator
    David M. Kennedy Center
    Tim Braley Heaton, Coordinator
    Design
    Economics
    Educational Leadership and Foundations
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    English
    Especially for Youth Programs
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    Advisement Resources

    BYU undergraduates should develop competence in at least one area of concentration. Competence generally demands study in depth. Such in-depth study helps prepare students for their life's work; it also teaches them that genuine understanding for any subject requires exploring it fully. Students normally acquire such depth from their major and minor fields. (The Aims of a BYU Education)

    In addition to completing the university core, each student must choose a specialized area of study—a major. Requirements vary considerably from major to major, but all majors share in common a sequential development from introductory foundation courses to those that expect increasingly greater depth and sophistication. As the aims indicate, "By the time they graduate, students should grasp their discipline's essential knowledge and skills . . . , and many should have participated in scholarly or creative activities that let them demonstrate their mastery." Within this sequential development, prerequisites—whether within or outside the major department—help prepare students for subsequent, more focused work in the major. Some majors also require allied course work in related fields outside the major proper.

    Aptitudes, Interests, and Objectives

    Success in a major depends upon the right combination of interests, skills, effort, and aptitudes. Students who choose a major only because of its job possibilities and fail to consider their own interests and aptitudes will probably be disappointed. Some majors, particularly those in professional programs (e.g., accounting) lead directly to employment in a particular field; others (e.g., philosophy) provide a rich liberal arts preparation for subsequent graduate study or professional programs (e.g., law) but may not track as directly into employment in the field of the major. Liberal arts majors do open up a great variety of employment opportunities, but students majoring in such fields need to be more conscious of exploring such opportunities over the course of the major.

    Flexibility and Adaptability

    The only things that can be counted on in the future are change and a continued knowledge explosion. Some futurists have estimated that today's high school graduates will be in five to seven different careers during their lifetime. Flexibility and adaptability, learning how to learn, and learning to think carefully and critically are the aims of a strong liberal arts education.

    For some careers a degree in a particular major is not required. Employers respond favorably to applicants who have developed analytical skills, who have the ability to reason abstractly, and who have learned to communicate precisely and effectively.

    Choosing a Major

    Although some students may change their major several times before arriving at a "good fit," bouncing from major to major can prove to be costly in both time and money. Careful and thoughtful consideration before choosing a major will reduce the time to graduation and help make the most of the time at BYU. Major requirements and course descriptions can be found by using the QuickSearch feature at the top of this page or by using the list of majors. Students may find some combination of the following action steps useful in selecting a major:

    1. Review catalog information pertaining to undergraduate majors. A list of majors can be found in this section of the catalog or check each department.
    2. Meet as often as needed with an open major advisor in the University Advisement Center (UAC). Open major advisors are available to help students choose a major or career path. Contact them at 2500 WSC, (801) 422-3826, or e-mail to university_advisement@byu.edu. You can also access their Web page at http://universityadvisement.byu.edu/.
    3. Choose university core requirements carefully. Once a major is chosen, the college advisement center for your major can help in the selection of classes that both satisfy university core requirements and expose students to the core subject matter of a major or career: core.byu.edu.
    4. Enroll in a career exploration course or career workshop. Student Development (StDev) 117, Career Exploration, is a 2-credit course designed to help students choose a major and a career path. Juniors and seniors may want to take StDev 317, Career Strategies, a 2-credit hour course designed to help upper-division students focus on career placement and take final steps into the workforce.
    5. Visit the Career and Academic Success Center (CASC). The Career and Academic Success Center (2590 WSC) has hundreds of printed and electronic resources designed to help students educate themselves about majors and career options so that they can make informed decisions. Type-Focus, a Web-based self-assessment and career exploration program, is available in the Career Center. This tool, along with several others, are also available on the Web at http://casc.byu.edu/.
    6. Complete a career interest inventory. The Career and Academic Success Center (CASC) (2590 WSC) administers career interest inventories that help students match their interests with a major or career. There is a small fee for some of these tests and others are free.
    7. Learn, firsthand, about potential careers. Part-time work, summer employment, internships, and volunteer work provide useful opportunities for students to collect information about what a specific career entails and to make contacts that will help them further their career goals. In addition, students might ask relatives or friends doing the kind of work they are interested in if they can be their "shadow" for a day, or perhaps longer. Alternatively, students might interview individuals in these positions, asking them about their work, the associated academic prerequisites, and so forth.
    8. Take introductory or seminar courses for majors/careers being considered. BYU offers seminar courses for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-law, and many of the engineering majors. There are other introductory courses such as Orientation to the Psychology Major (Psych 101), Historian's Craft (Hist 200), that may be helpful. Information on these courses is available through college advisement centers.
    9. Pursue multiple options. When trying to choose between two majors, take courses that will fill major and minor requirements for both. When deciding which of the two will be the major, the other choice can possibly become a minor.
    10. Seek advice from the faculty. Faculty members who teach and mentor in a particular major understand the purposes of the major program, its array of courses, and the opportunities available to those who complete it. Students should identify an appropriate member of the faculty and ask for assistance, which will often require an appointment.
    11. Make a firm commitment. Pursuing a major with a firm commitment to go beyond its requirements will bring satisfaction and ensure future opportunities. Tentative or half-hearted completion of minimum requirements of any major will lead only to discouragement and detachment. Students are encouraged to choose carefully, trust their choice, and diligently pursue their studies in the major.
    12. Learn about deadlines, prerequisites, and application requirements for limited-enrollment programs. Some majors have limited enrollment and only accept students by application. Limited-enrollment programs are identified with an asterisk (*) in the list of majors referred to in step 1. Students should become familiar with the prerequisite courses required for limited-enrollment majors several semesters before they plan to apply. When applying to limited-enrollment programs, students should have a backup plan in case they are not accepted. Advisors in the University Advisement Center (2500 WSC) can help develop alternative academic plans for reaching a given career objective.

    Choosing a Minor

    A minor offers students the opportunity to increase their breadth of expertise by exploring an area of study in depth but not to the same degree as in a major. Some majors require students to complete a minor from a specified set of options, but for most students a minor is optional. Students who elect to complete a minor often choose fields related to the major. Others may choose a minor in an area in which they have expertise or interest. In most cases, the minor would be chosen from a different department than the major.

    Courses used to satisfy the requirements of a student's major may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor, unless the minor's requirements place restrictions on the double counting of courses. A list of minors can be found here.

    Academic Advisement

    The university provides a number of resources to assist students with careful and thoughtful academic and career planning while at BYU. It is expected that students will partner with the university by taking full advantage of these available resources and opportunities to enhance their chances of a successful academic experience.

    The university is committed to providing students with access to academic advisors who will:

    Students will be successful as they:

    The key components to advisement are:

    AIM

    The Academic Information Management (AIM) system provides students with easy access to information on their academic progress and other vital information. In AIM, students can change their addresses and phone numbers, access their class schedules, determine course availabilities and instructor schedules, monitor their progress reports, look at their grades and BYU credit, make PIN changes, check on transfer and AP credit, and conduct personal registration procedures.

    MyMAP

    BYU offers students a helpful academic planning system (MyMAP) that enables them to plan their academic progress towards graduation. MyMAP is an online tool students may use to plan specific courses to fill University Core, major, minor, and elective requirements, and organize those courses into semesters/terms. In addition, students may register from these courses using the Register tab. Easy access to course descriptions can be found on any MyMAP tab by simply clicking on the course title. As a student fully utilizes MyMAP, they will find that they have important information at their fingertips. Students may access MyMAP under the school section of MyBYU. To learn more about MyMAP go to http://mymap.byu.edu.

    Progress Reports

    Progress Reports were created to provide students with accurate academic progress information. Students can access their progress report in the AIM system (through MyMAP). In the new MyMAP feature in AIM, students can actually use their progress report (on the Plan tab) as a tool to plan their academic course of study.

    Major Academic Plan (MAP)

    This supplement to the BYU Undergraduate Catalog is also a valuable academic resource for students as they plan and prepare their academic schedules. The MAP includes information regarding university core and major requirements, semester-by-semester recommendations for course selection, and course availability. Please see the following Web site for more information: http://registrar.byu.edu/advisement/map.php.

    College Advisement Centers (CACs)

    A CAC exists in each academic college. At these centers, students receive personal assistance in meeting their educational goals as quickly as possible. Students should contact their advisement centers at least once a calendar year.

    David O. McKay School of Education, 350 MCKB, Provo, UT 84602-5096, (801) 422-3426, email: ess@byu.edu

    Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, 242 CB, Provo, UT 84602-4101, (801) 422-4325, email: engineering_advisement@byu.edu

    College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, 1041 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602-5535, (801) 422-3541, email: fhssadvisement@byu.edu

    College of Fine Arts and Communications, D-444 HFAC, Provo, UT 84602-6333, (801) 422-3777, email: cfacadvise@byu.edu

    College of Humanities, 1175 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602-6120, (801) 422-4789, email: humanities-advisement@email.byu.edu

    International and Area Studies, 273 HRCB, Provo, UT 84602-4526, (801) 422-3548, email: kennedy_advisement@byu.edu

    College of Life Sciences, 2060 LSB, Provo, UT 84602-5189, (801) 422-3042, email: lifesciences@byu.edu

    Marriott School of Management, 460 TNRB, Provo, UT 84602-3113, (801) 422-4285, email: management@byu.edu

    College of Nursing, 551 SWKT, Provo, UT 84602-5544, (801) 422-4173, email: nursing_advisement@byu.edu

    College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, N-181 ESC, Provo, UT 84602-5096, (801) 422-2674, email: cpmsadvisement@byu.edu

    University Advisement Center

    2500 WSC 
    (801) 422-3826 
    E-mail: university_advisement@byu.edu 
    Web: http://universityadvisement.byu.edu/

    The University Advisement Center provides academic advising and career counseling to students seeking information on how to choose majors or careers. Services include: general academic advisement, advisement on how to choose a major or career, graduate school advisement, career interest testing, and information and referral to appropriate university resources. The center serves as the college advisement center for open major students but all students are welcome to use its services and resources for assistance in making informed and appropriate decisions about majors or careers. Advisement to special populations, including Summer Visiting Students, international students, enriched environment students, and students in transition, is also provided.

    Honors Advisement Center

    102A MSRB 
    (801) 422-5497 
    E-mail: honors@byu.edu 
    Web: http://www.byu.edu/honors/

    Honors education is open to all students who choose to participate. Students who intend to graduate with University Honors should consult with an advisor in the Honors Advisement Center (102A Maeser Building) for assistance with choosing honors courses and understanding honors graduation requirements.

    Preprofessional Advisement Center

    3328 WSC 
    (801) 422-3044 
    E-mail: health_professions@byu.edu or prelaw@byu.edu 
    Web: http://ppa.byu.edu/

    The Preprofessional Advisement Center serves students preparing to apply to professional graduate programs, specifically law, health (medical, dental, etc.), and graduate management (MBA, MPA, etc.). For those students who are interested in such professional graduate programs, the center offers individual counseling, admissions advice, and student development courses to help students explore these fields and prepare for the study and practice of the student's chosen field. The center is open to students from any major.

    Academic Support Office

    2500 WSC 
    (801) 422-2723 
    E-mail: academic_support@byu.edu 
    Web: http://aso.byu.edu/

    The Academic Support Office (ASO) provides academic advisement for students who are experiencing difficulty with their studies and are on academic warning, probation, or continued academic probation (CAP). The ASO also offers these students help in working through challenges and overcoming obstacles to successful academic performance. Information about the university's academic standards, a student's academic standing, or help with learning problems is available for those students not currently on good or previous academic standing. (See also Academic Standards in this catalog.)

    Additional Advisement Resources: Counseling and Career Center

    The Counseling and Career Center offers advisement services to students who need help becoming a successful student, choosing a major or career, or considering options for graduate school. Services include the following: (1) general academic advisement, (2) academic standing advisement for students on academic warning, probation, or suspension, (3) advisement on study and learning skills, (4) advisement on choosing a major or a career, (5) graduate school advisement, and (6) workshops on career and learning skills.

    Workshops

    2590 WSC 
    (801) 422-2689 
    E-mail: workshops@byu.edu 
    Web: http://casc.byu.edu/

    Fifty-minute workshops designed to assist students with personal development and study skills are offered each day that BYU classes are in session. Topics include time management, communication, testing preparation, listening, and note taking. Printed self-help materials used in the workshops are also available.

    Courses for Credit

    2510 WSC
    (801) 422-4007
    Web: http://casc.byu.edu/student-development-classes

    Students in various areas of student development can receive credit for courses dealing with college study skills, life planning and decision making, career exploration, and job seeking listed under Student Development (StDev) in the class schedule. See also the Student Development section of this catalog for course numbers and descriptions.

    Career and Academic Success Center

    2590 WSC 
    (801) 422-2689 
    E-mail: clic@byu.edu 
    Web: http://casc.byu.edu/

    The Career and Academic Success Center (CASC) is a resource area designed to assist students with a variety of career and/or learning concerns. Printed and electronic resources are available to help students make informed decisions about majors, careers, and graduate school options. In addition, the CASC offers workshops, materials, and assistance to students who desire to improve their learning skills so that they can be more successful academically.

    Testing Services

    2590 WSC 
    (801) 422-2689 
    E-mail: careertests@byu.edu 
    Web: http://casc.byu.edu/career-assessments

    Printed and electronic inventories are available to assess career interests, abilities, and values so that students can more accurately determine suitable career options for themselves. After completing an inventory a student will meet with an advisor who will interpret the results and guide the student toward additional resources so that they can research careers. Although modest fees are charged for most tests, there are no-fee assessments available.

    Career Services

    2410 WSC 
    (801) 422-3000 
    Fax: (801) 422-3444 
    E-mail: byucareerservices@byu.edu 
    Web: http://ucs.byu.edu/

    The University Career Services (UCS) assists BYU students and alumni from all colleges, departments, majors, and class standings with job and internship preparation and searches. Students who register at http://byu.experience.com gain access to such services as advisement on job and internship search strategies, on-campus interviews with recruiters, and information about specific job and internship opportunities submitted by employers from business, education, and government. A system (eRecruiting.com) is available that allows students to register, research employers search job postings, submit résumés to employers, schedule interviews, and check interview schedules.

     
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    Aims of a BYU Education

    Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

    — Brigham Young1

    The mission of Brigham Young University is "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life" ("The Mission Statement of Brigham Young University" [hereafter Mission Statement]). To this end, BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. These are the common aims of all education at BYU. Both those who teach in the classroom and those who direct activities outside the classroom are responsible for contributing to this complete educational vision.

    The statement that follows reaffirms and expands on the earlier and more general Mission Statement adopted in 1981. As the quotations under each heading suggest, this document also draws on the religious and educational teachings of the university's founding prophet, Brigham Young. Quotations within the text come from the scriptures and from the counsel of modern prophets, whose teachings about BYU lay the foundation of the university's mission.

    The following four sections discuss the expected outcomes of the BYU experience. A BYU education should be (1) spiritually strengthening, (2) intellectually enlarging, and (3) character building, leading to (4) lifelong learning and service. Because BYU is a large university with a complex curriculum, the intellectual aims are presented here in somewhat greater detail than the other aims. Yet they are deliberately placed within a larger context. The sequence flows from a conscious intent to envelop BYU's intellectual aims within a more complete, even eternal, perspective that begins with spiritual knowledge and ends with knowledge applied to the practical tasks of living and serving.

    Spiritually Strengthening

    Brother Maeser, I want you to remember that you ought not to teach even the alphabet or the multiplication tables without the Spirit of God.

    —Brigham Young2

    The founding charge of BYU is to teach every subject with the Spirit. It is not intended "that all of the faculty should be categorically teaching religion constantly in their classes, but . . . that every . . . teacher in this institution would keep his subject matter bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel."3

    This ideal arises from the common purpose of all education at BYU—to build testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. A shared desire to "seek learning, even by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118) knits BYU into a unique educational community. The students, faculty, and staff in this community possess a remarkable diversity of gifts, but they all think of themselves as brothers and sisters seeking together to master the academic disciplines while remaining mastered by the higher claims of discipleship to the Savior.

    A spiritually strengthening education warms and enlightens students by the bright fire of their teachers' faith while enlarging their minds with knowledge. It also makes students responsible for developing their own testimonies by strenuous effort. Joseph Smith's words apply equally to faculty and students at BYU: "Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity—thou must commune with God."4 Students need not ignore difficult and important questions. Rather, they should frame their questions in prayerful, faithful ways, leading them to answers that equip them to give "a reason of the hope that is in" them (1 Peter 3:15) and to articulate honestly and thoughtfully their commitments to Christ and to his Church.

    Intellectually Enlarging

    Every accomplishment, every polished grace, every useful attainment in mathematics, music, and in all science and art belong to the Saints, and they should avail themselves as expeditiously as possible of the wealth of knowledge the sciences offer to every diligent and persevering scholar.

    —Brigham Young5

    The intellectual range of a BYU education is the result of an ambitious commitment to pursue truth. Members of the BYU community rigorously study academic subjects in the light of divine truth. An eternal perspective shapes not only how students are taught but what they are taught. In preparing for the bachelor's degree, students should enlarge their intellects by developing skills, breadth, and depth: (1) skills in the basic tools of learning, (2) an understanding of the broad areas of human knowledge, and (3) real competence in at least one area of concentration. Further graduate studies build on this foundation.

    Undergraduate

    1. Skills. BYU undergraduates should acquire the basic tools needed to learn. The essential academic learning skills are the abilities to think soundly, to communicate effectively, and to reason proficiently in quantitative terms. To these ends, a BYU bachelor's degree should lead to:

    2. Breadth. BYU undergraduates should also understand the most important developments in human thought as represented by the broad domains of knowledge. The gospel provides the chief source of such breadth because it encompasses the most comprehensive explanation of life and the cosmos, supplying the perspective from which all other knowledge is best understood and measured. The Lord has asked his children to "become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues, and people" (D&C 90:15); to understand "things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations . . . ; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms" (D&C 88:79).

    "Because the gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth, students at BYU should receive a broad university education [that will help them] understand important ideas in their own cultural tradition as well as that of others" (Mission Statement). Specifically, BYU undergraduate students should be educated in the following broad areas of human knowledge:

    3. Depth. BYU undergraduates should develop competence in at least one area of concentration. Competence generally demands study in depth. Such in-depth study helps prepare students for their life's work; it also teaches them that genuine understanding of any subject requires exploring it fully. Students normally acquire such depth from their major and minor fields. BYU's religion requirement also asks all students to develop depth in scriptural studies and religion.

    Depth does not result merely from taking many courses in a field. Indeed, excessive course coverage requirements may discourage rather than enhance depth. Depth comes when students realize "the effect of rigorous, coherent, and progressively more sophisticated study." Depth helps students distinguish between what is fundamental and what is only peripheral; it requires focus, provides intense concentration, and encourages a "lean and taut" degree that has a "meaningful core" and a purposefully designed structure (Memorandum to the Faculty No. 13). In addition to describing carefully structured academic majors, this description applies to well-designed BYU courses of all kinds.

    The chief result of depth is competence. BYU's students should be "capable of competing with the best students in their field" (Mission Statement). Even so, undergraduate study should be targeted at entrance-level, not expert-level, abilities. The desire for depth should not lead to bachelor's degrees that try to teach students everything they will need to know after graduation. Students should be able to complete their degrees within about four years.

    Undergraduate programs should prepare students to enter the world of work or to pursue further study. Often this requires educational activities that help upperclassmen culminate their studies by integrating them in a capstone project, honors thesis, senior seminar, or internship. By the time they graduate, students should grasp their discipline's essential knowledge and skills (such as mathematical reasoning, statistical analysis, computer literacy, foreign language fluency, laboratory techniques, library research, and teaching methods), and many should have participated in scholarly or creative activities that let them demonstrate their mastery.

    Graduate

    Building on the foundation of a strong bachelor's degree, graduate education at BYU asks for even greater competency. Graduate studies may be either academic or professional and at either the master's or doctoral level. In all cases, BYU graduate programs, like undergraduate programs, should be spiritually strengthening as well as intellectually enlarging.

    Graduate programs should help students achieve excellence in the discipline by engaging its primary sources; mastering its literature, techniques, and methodologies; and undertaking advanced systematic study—all at a depth that clearly exceeds the undergraduate level. In addition, graduate programs should prepare students to contribute to their disciplines through their own original insights, designs, applications, expressions, and discoveries. Graduate study should thereby enable a variety of contributions—such as teaching complex knowledge and skills, conducting original research, producing creative work that applies advanced learning in the everyday world, and extending professional service to the discipline and to society.

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    These intellectual aims of a BYU education are intended to give students understanding, perspective, motivation, and interpersonal abilities—not just information and academic skills. BYU should furnish students with the practical advantage of an education that integrates academic skills with abstract theories, real-world applications, and gospel perspectives. Such an education prepares students who can make a difference in the world, who can draw on their academic preparation to participate more effectively in the arenas of daily life. They are parents, Church leaders, citizens, and compassionate human beings who are able to improve the moral, social, and ecological environment in which they and their families live. They are scientists and engineers who can work effectively in teams and whose work reflects intellectual and moral integrity; historians who write well and whose profound understanding of human nature and of divine influences informs their interpretation of human events; teachers whose love for their students as children of God is enriched by global awareness and foreign language skill; artists whose performances seek to be flawless in both technique and inspiration; business leaders whose economic judgments and management styles see financial reward not as an end but as a means to higher ends. BYU graduates thus draw on an educated intellect to enhance not only what they know but also what they do and, ultimately, what they are.

    Character Building

    A firm, unchangeable course of righteousness through life is what secures to a person true intelligence.

    —Brigham Young6

    Because it seeks to educate students who are renowned for what they are as well as for what they know, Brigham Young University has always cared as much about strong moral character as about great mental capability. Consequently, a BYU education should reinforce such moral virtues as integrity, reverence, modesty, self-control, courage, compassion, and industry. Beyond this, BYU aims not merely to teach students a code of ethics but to help them become partakers of the divine nature. It aspires to develop in its students character traits that flow from the long-term application of gospel teachings to their lives. This process begins with understanding humankind's eternal nature and ends with the blessing of eternal life, when human character reflects in fully flowered form the attributes of godliness. Along the way, the fruits of a well-disciplined life are augmented and fulfilled by the fruits of the spirit of Jesus Christ—such as charity, a Christlike love for others, which God "hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ" (Moroni 7:48). Students thus perfect their quest for character development by coming unto Christ through faith, repentance, and righteous living. Then their character begins to resemble his, not just because they think it should but because that is the way they are.

    President David O. McKay taught that character is the highest aim of education: above knowledge is wisdom, and above wisdom is character. "True education," he explained, "seeks to make men and women not only good mathematicians, proficient linguists, profound scientists, or brilliant literary lights, but also honest men with virtue, temperance, and brotherly love."7 Consequently, a BYU education should bring together the intellectual integrity of fine academic discipline with the spiritual integrity of personal righteousness. The result is competence that reflects the highest professional and academic standards—strengthened and ennobled by Christlike attributes.

    Thus understood, the development of character is so important that BYU "has no justification for its existence unless it builds character, creates and develops faith, and makes men and women of strength and courage, fortitude, and service—men and women who will become stalwarts in the Kingdom and bear witness of the . . . divinity of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not justified on an academic basis only."8 Rather, it fulfills its promise when "the morality of the graduates of this University provide[s] the music of hope for the inhabitants of this planet."9

    Every part of the BYU experience should therefore strengthen character—academic integrity in taking a test or writing a research paper; sportsmanship on the playing field; the honest reporting of research findings in a laboratory; careful use of university funds derived from the tithes of Church members; treating all other people with dignity and fairness; and wholehearted acceptance of commitments made to bishops and parents. Character is constructed by small decisions. At this personal level of detail, BYU will realize its hope of teaching "those moral virtues which characterize the life and teachings of the Son of God" (Mission Statement).

    Lifelong Learning and Service

    We might ask, when shall we cease to learn? I will give you my opinion about it; never, never. . . . We shall never cease to learn, unless we apostatize from the religion of Jesus Christ.

    —Brigham Young10

    Our education should be such as to improve our minds and fit us for increased usefulness; to make us of greater service to the human family.

    —Brigham Young11

    Well-developed faith, intellect, and character prepare students for a lifetime of learning and service. By "entering to learn" and continuing to learn as they "go forth to serve," BYU students strengthen not only themselves—they "also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind" (Mission Statement).

    1. Continual Learning. BYU should inspire students to keep alive their curiosity and prepare them to continue learning throughout their lives. BYU should produce careful readers, prayerful thinkers, and active participants in solving family, professional, religious, and social problems. They will then be like Abraham of old, who had been "a follower of righteousness, desiring also to be one who possessed great knowledge, and to be a greater follower of righteousness, and to possess a greater knowledge, . . . desiring to receive instructions, and to keep the commandments of God." In this lifelong quest, they, like Abraham, will find "greater happiness and peace and rest" (Abraham 1:2). Thus a BYU diploma is a beginning, not an end, pointing the way to a habit of constant learning. In an era of rapid changes in technology and information, the knowledge and skills learned this year may require renewal the next. Therefore, a BYU degree should educate students in how to learn, teach them that there is much still to learn, and implant in them a love of learning "by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118).

    2. Service. Since a decreasing fraction of the Church membership can be admitted to study at BYU, it is ever more important that those who are admitted use their talents to build the kingdom of God on the earth. Hence, BYU should nurture in its students the desire to use their knowledge and skills not only to enrich their own lives but also to bless their families, their communities, the Church, and the larger society. Students should learn, then demonstrate, that their ultimate allegiance is to higher values, principles, and human commitments rather than to mere self-interest. By doing this, BYU graduates can counter the destructive and often materialistic self-centeredness and worldliness that afflict modern society. A service ethic should permeate every part of BYU's activities—from the admissions process through the curriculum and extracurricular experiences to the moment of graduation. This ethic should also permeate each student's heart, leading him or her to the ultimate wellspring of charity—the love for others that Christ bestows on his followers.

    Conclusion

    Education is a good thing, and blessed is the man who has it, and can use it for the dissemination of the Gospel without being puffed up with pride.

    —Brigham Young12

    These are the aims of a BYU education. Taken together, they should lead students toward wholeness: "the balanced development of the total person" (Mission Statement). These aims aspire to promote an education that helps students integrate all parts of their university experience into a fundamentally sacred way of life—their faith and reasoning, their knowledge and conduct, their public lives and private convictions. Ultimately, complete wholeness comes only through the Atonement of him who said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). Yet a university education, guided by eternal principles, can greatly "assist individuals in their quest for" that abundant "eternal life" (Mission Statement).

    A commitment to this kind of education has inspired the prophets of the past to found Church schools, like BYU, on the principle that "to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God" (2 Nephi 9:29). These prophets have known the risks of such an enterprise, for "that happiness which is prepared for the saints" shall be hid forever from those "who are puffed up because of their learning, and their wisdom" (see 2 Nephi 9:42–43). Yet they have also known that education plays a vital role in realizing the promises of the Restoration; that a broad vision of education for self-reliance and personal growth is at the very heart of the gospel when the gospel is at the heart of education. To the degree that BYU achieves its aims, the lives of its students will confirm Brigham Young's confidence that education is indeed "a good thing," blessing all those who humbly and faithfully use it to bless others.


     

    Notes

    1. Brigham Young, quoted by George H. Brimhall in "The Brigham Young University,"; Improvement Era, vol. 23, no. 9 (July 1920), p. 831.
    2. Brigham Young, in Reinhard Maeser, Karl G. Maeser: A Biography (Provo: Brigham Young University, 1928), p. 79.
    3. Spencer W. Kimball, "Education for Eternity," Preschool Address to BYU Faculty and Staff, 12 September 1967, p. 11.
    4. Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1972), p. 137.
    5. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses (hereafter JD), vol. 10 (London: Latter-day Saints' Book Depot, 1854–86), p. 224.
    6. Brigham Young, JD 8:32.
    7. David O. McKay, "Why Education?" Improvement Era, vol. 70, no. 9 (September 1967), p. 3.
    8. Spencer W. Kimball, "On My Honor," in Speeches of the Year, 1978 (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1979), p. 137.
    9. Spencer W. Kimball, "Second Century Address and Dedication of Carillon Tower and Bells," Brigham Young University, 10 October 1975, p. 12.
    10. Brigham Young, JD 3:203.
    11. Brigham Young, JD 14:83.
    12. Brigham Young, JD 11:214.

    Approved by the BYU Board of Trustees on March 1, 1995.

     
     
     
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    Catalog Archives

    BYU archives each Undergraduate Catalog year after year. Below is a listing of the past few years and a link to the library's archive dating back to 1901.

    Undergraduate Catalogs

    Graduate Catalogs

     
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    Educator Requirements

    Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Admissions and Retention Requirements (for Students Who Apply for Teaching Majors or Teaching Minors After August 1, 2014)

    Pre-teaching Majors

    Students (undergraduates, graduates, and post-baccalaureate students) wishing to pursue a teaching major must complete the following:

    1. Declare the corresponding pre-teaching major.

    2. Register on the BYU Educator Preparation Program (EPP) management system, mYlink, at http://mylink.byu.edu/.

    3. Complete the requirements for application for the teaching major.

    Note: To declare a teaching minor, a student must be admitted to a teaching major and meet all retention requirements for both the major and minors.

    Teaching Majors: Minimum EPP Admission Standards

    Students must apply to the appropriate program and meet the following standards:

    1. Minimum total GPA of 3.0 (including transfer credit and all BYU credits).

    2. Utah State Office of Education (USOE)-cleared fingerprint background check.

    3. USOE-approved basic skills test (i.e., ACT, SAT, Praxis Core Test).

    4. Pass all required EPP assessments (e.g., Technology Skills Assessment, dispositions assessment).

    5. Complete all program-specific admissions requirements (see each teaching major).

    Teaching Majors: Minimum EPP Retention Standards

    Students must meet the following standards:

    *Note: To be recommended for student teaching, a student must have a total GPA of at least 3.0; all coursework must be completed and teaching major and teaching minor coursework grades must be a C or better.

    1. Demonstration of content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and integration of technology across those domains.

      1. Maintain a total GPA of no less than 3.0*

      2. Receive a "C*" or better in all education-related and major required courses (including any courses taken prior to acceptance into a teaching major)

      3. Demonstrate sufficient and timely progress in coursework and field experiences

    2. Demonstration of basic teaching capabilities.

      1. Teach to college- and career-ready standards (i.e., Utah Common Core Standards)

      2. Teach effectively with positive impacts on P-12 student learning and development

    3. Maintain a USOE-cleared fingerprint background check.

    4. Demonstrate professional ethics, behavior, and dispositions (e.g., BYU Honor Code, including dress and grooming standard; dispositions assessment; Utah Effective Teaching Standards #10; and Utah Board Rule 277R-515 Utah Educator Standards).

    5. Maintain all program and major-specific retention requirements.

    Requirements for Graduation and Recommendation for Utah State Licensure

    Students must meet the following requirements for graduation from BYU with a teaching major and for recommendation to the Utah State Office of Education for a teaching license:

     
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    Jerusalem Center

    Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

    The Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies is an educational and cultural center created for study in the Near East, emphasizing religion, the humanities, and the social sciences. The Jerusalem Center has four principal goals:

    1. Provide students an opportunity to study the scriptures in the setting in which the patriarchs, prophets, and the Lord himself lived and taught, and by that study to gain understanding of and commitment to the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    2. Expand students' understanding of the religions, cultures, history, archaeology, geography, languages, and politics of the ancient and modern Near East.
    3. Foster research and creative endeavors by BYU faculty, students, and visiting scholars.
    4. Promote understanding with other peoples, cultures, and religious faiths that trace their roots to the Holy Land.

    To achieve these goals, the Jerusalem Center offers a core curriculum with courses in the Old and New Testament and in the ancient and modern Near East. In addition, the center provides specialized courses in archaeology, geography, history, and cultures of the Near East, including language study in Hebrew and Arabic.

    The Jerusalem Center has marvelous physical facilities on Mount Scopus overlooking the oldest part of the city of Jerusalem. Classrooms, a library, a learning center, auditoriums, student and faculty apartments, a gymnasium and conditioning room, and a cafeteria provide a complete learning environment.

    Academic Program

    Calendar and Program Emphasis. Three programs are offered during the calendar year, scheduled to approximate the Provo campus calendar: fall, winter, and spring-summer (four-month programs).

    1. The semester programs are designed for students who are currently enrolled at a college or university seeking their first undergraduate degree. Most of the courses offered are at the upper-division level. Students are encouraged to prepare themselves in advance for this exceptional experience by taking such courses as Pl Sc 170, Geog 120, Hist 300, 302, Arab 101, Heb 101.
    2. All programs include field trips within the Holy Land and to Jordan and Turkey.

    Curriculum. The following subject areas are currently taught at the center:

    1. Biblical Studies: Old Testament and New Testament
    2. Ancient Near Eastern Studies
    3. Modern Near Eastern Studies
    4. Introductory course in either Hebrew or Arabic.
    5. Elective courses in biblical studies, ancient and modern Near Eastern Studies, and archaeology as arranged each semester.

    Note: Some courses taken at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies may be applied toward degrees in Near Eastern Studies, International Relations, and other majors in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. Students should contact their advisement centers concerning specific degree requirements.

     
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    Key to the Catalog

    Course Numbering System

    A course's level of instruction is shown by the number assigned to it:

    Course NumberType of Course
    1 to 99Preparatory and remedial (noncredit)
    100 to 299Lower-division
    300 to 499Upper-division
    500 to 599Advanced undergraduate or graduate
    600 to 799Graduate


    Credit-Hour Designations

    One semester hour of credit generally includes a minimum of one hour of instruction per week in a semester or two hours of instruction per week in a term (e.g., generally a three-hour class will meet at least three hours per week for a semester). 

    Credit hourSemester hours of credit
    Lecture hourClass hours of lecture, recitation, or seminar meeting per week
    Lab hourLaboratory hours required per week or hours of field study or individual
    research per week, beyond the hours shown in the second number


    Abbreviations and Symbols

    The following abbreviations and symbols are used in the course listings:

    A,BIndicate parts of a course to be taken in separate enrollments.
    Arr.Credit, class, or laboratory hours arranged
    ea.Credit-hour designation applies to each registration
    MMajors-only course
    RDesignates a course that may be repeated for credit. Two R courses with the same
    number on a transcript are treated as two independent courses. An R course cannot be
    repeated to raise the grade received; all grades will be counted because it is assumed
    that the subject matter varies from time to time.


    When Courses Are Offered

    The following words or phrases are used on some courses to indicate when the course will be taught:

    FallFall semester
    WinterWinter semester
    Spring-SummerIncludes spring term, summer term, and semester-length offerings
    Even Fall, Even Winter, etc.Course taught on even-numbered years in semester/term indicated
    Odd Fall, Odd Winter, etc.Course taught on odd-numbered years in semester/term indicated
    First termCourse taught on the term(first half of semester) as indicated
    Second termCourse taught on the term (second half of semester) as indicated
    On demandCourse may be taught if enough students are interested and an
    instructor is available

    Subject Areas and Abbreviations

    Subject AreaAbbreviation
    Fine ArtsFNART
    Chinese - MandarinCHIN
    JapaneseJAPAN
    KoreanKOREA
    ItalianITAL
    RussianRUSS
    Classical CivilizationCL CV
    Comparative LiteratureCMLIT
    Foreign Language CoursesFLANG
    English LanguageELANG
    LinguisticsLING
    Health ScienceHLTH
    Chemistry and BiochemistryCHEM
    NeuroscienceNEURO
    GermanGERM
    Executive Master of Business AdministrationEMBA
    HebrewHEB
    GeographyGEOG
    HistoryHIST
    Public PolicyP POL
    American HeritageA HTG
    PsychologyPSYCH
    EconomicsECON
    LawLAW
    Microbiology and Molecular BiologyMMBIO
    Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food ScienceNDFS
    Physiology and Developmental BiologyPDBIO
    Asian StudiesASIAN
    European StudiesEUROP
    International and Area StudiesIAS
    Latin American StudiesLT AM
    Near Eastern StudiesNES
    Middle East Studies/ArabicMESA
    Secondary EducationSC ED
    Organizational BehaviorORG B
    SociologySOC
    Social WorkSOC W
    ManufacturingMFG
    SpanishSPAN
    StatisticsSTAT
    Student DevelopmentSTDEV
    Educational Leadership and FoundationsEDLF
    AccountingACC
    Elementary EducationEL ED
    Early Childhood EducationECE
    Instructional Psychology and TechnologyIP&T
    International RelationsIR
    Civil and Environmental EngineeringCE EN
    Electrical and Computer EngineeringEC EN
    TechnologyTECH
    Aerospace StudiesAEROS
    MusicMUSIC
    Theatre and Media ArtsTMA
    PhilosophyPHIL
    Physics and AstronomyPHSCS
    Physical SciencePHY S
    PortuguesePORT
    Business ManagementBUS M
    Computer ScienceC S
    CantoneseCANT
    Chemical EngineeringCH EN
    ClassicsCLSCS
    CommunicationsCOMMS
    Counseling Psychology and Special EducationCPSE
    DanceDANCE
    LatvianLATVI
    Engineering TechnologyENG T
    EnglishENGL
    English as a Second LanguageESL
    FrenchFREN
    Management CommunicationM COM
    Rel A - Ancient ScriptureREL A
    Teacher EducationT ED
    Ancient Near Eastern StudiesANES
    Marriage and Family TherapyMFT
    DanishDANSH
    Information TechnologyIT
    CzechCZECH
    HungarianHUNG
    SlovenianSLN
    Industrial DesignINDES
    American Sign LanguageASL
    Humanities CollegeHCOLL
    WelshWELSH
    Exercise SciencesEXSC
    AnthropologyANTHR
    ArabicARAB
    MathematicsMATH
    Mechanical EngineeringME EN
    Military ScienceMIL S
    Mathematics EducationMTHED
    Near Eastern LanguagesNE LG
    NursingNURS
    Linguistics ComputingLINGC
    LithuanianLITHU
    Marriage, Family, and Human DevelopmentMFHD
    Communication DisordersCOMD
    Technology and Engineering EducationTEE
    BulgarianBULGN
    BiologyBIO
    Life SciencesLFSCI
    PolishPOLSH
    Greek (Classical)GREEK
    Physical Education Teacher EducationPETE
    University RequirementsUNIV
    Digital Humanities and TechnologyDIGHT
    WritingWRTG
    RomanianROM
    AfrikaansAFRIK
    Art EducationARTED
    Master of Business AdministrationM B A
    Student ActivitiesSTAC
    DutchDUTCH
    Construction and Facilities ManagementCFM
    ArtART
    Public ManagementP MGT
    Interdisciplinary HumanitiesIHUM
    Family, Home, and Social SciencesFHSS
    Design - IllustrationDESIL
    Latin (Classical)LATIN
    Honors ProgramHONRS
    FinanceFIN
    Art History and Curatorial StudiesARTHC
    DesignDES
    Teaching English Language LearnersTELL
    Recreation ManagementRECM
    Computer Science AnimationCSANM
    Womens StudiesWS
    Information SystemsIS
    Political SciencePOLI
    Design - PhotographyDESPH
    Design - Graphic DesignDESGD
    Design - AnimationDESAN
    American StudiesAM ST
    Geological SciencesGEOL
    FinnishFINN
    NorwegianNORWE
    UkrainianUKRAI
    Rel C - Church History and DoctrineREL C
    Rel E - Religious EducationREL E
    Scandinavian StudiesSCAND
    IcelandicICLND
    SwedishSWED
    School of Family LifeSFL
    Plant and Wildlife SciencesPWS
     
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    Limited Enrollment Programs

    Some university programs host only limited enrollments due to resource constraints. These programs are granted Limited Enrollment Program status, and generally require application for student admission to the program. The table below lists all Limited Enrollment Programs at the university, and summarizes the maximum number of student participants and their acceptance rates.

    Education
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Communication Disorders
    (BS)
    -100%100%400April 15
    August 15
    December 15
    Special Education:
    Mild/Moderate
    Disabilities (BS)
    95%97%95%128March 1
    Special Education: Severe
    Disabilities (BS)
    95%97%95%128March 1
    Engineering and Technology
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Industrial Design (BFA)54%50%60%40August 1
    Mechanical Engineering
    (BS)
    74%80%89%640February 1
    July 1
    October 1
    Fine Arts and Communications
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Acting (BFA)21%16%19%32April
    December
    Advertising Design
    (Minor)
    ----
    Animation (BFA)25%28%32%100April 1
    Art (BA)----March 30
    November 30
    Art (BFA)----March 30
    November 30
    Art Education (Minor)33%33%0%120March 30
    November 30
    Art Education K-12 (BA)81%85%92%100March 30
    November 30
    Commercial Music (BM)-20%12%see Music (BA)December 1
    Communications:
    Advertising (BA)
    77%71%73%200September
    January
    Communications: News
    Media (BA)
    100%100%100%150September
    January
    Communications: Public
    Relations (BA)
    86%82%76%160September
    January
    Dance (BA)62%84%75%180January
    November
    Dance Education K-12 (BA)50%69%80%48February
    October
    Design: Graphic Design
    (BA)
    ----April 1
    August 1
    Design: Illustration (BA)----
    Design: Photography (BA)--79%120April 1
    August 1
    Graphic Design (BFA)28%25%23%120April 1
    August 1
    Illustration (BFA)44%41%31%120April 1
    August 1
    Media Arts Studies (BA)60%65%63%240February
    November
    Media Arts Studies
    (Minor)
    -77%75%240February
    November
    Music (BA)---650 in all BM
    programs
    Music Composition (BM)75%38%29%see Music (BA)December 1
    January 15
    Music Dance Theatre (BFA)17%22%21%65November 15
    Music Education: K-12
    Choral (BM)
    0%36%78%see Music (BA)Winter
    or Summer
    Music Education: K-12
    General Music (BM)
    15%36%50%see Music (BA)Winter
    or Summer
    Music Education: K-12
    Instrumental (BM)
    7%65%56%see Music (BA)Winter
    or Summer
    Music Performance: Brass
    (BM)
    54%52%56%see Music (BA)January 15
    Music Performance:
    Combined Piano & Organ
    (BM)
    ---see Music (BA)January 15
    Music Performance: Organ
    (BM)
    83%83%67%see Music (BA)January 15
    Music Performance:
    Percussion (BM)
    83%77%100%see Music (BA)January 15
    Music Performance: Piano
    (BM)
    39%38%54%see Music (BA)January 15
    Music Performance: String
    (BM)
    43%31%59%see Music (BA)December 1
    January 15
    Music Performance: Vocal
    (BM)
    29%13%38%see Music (BA)December 1
    Music Performance:
    Woodwind (BM)
    46%53%61%see Music (BA)January 15
    Photography (BFA)66%68%36%120April 1
    August 1
    Theatre Arts Education
    K-12 (BA)
    ----
    Humanities
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Spanish Teaching (BA)77%89%75%50February 28
    October 31
    Spanish Translation (BA)100%69%69%25February
    Life Sciences
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Dietetics (BS)79%77%84%80January 15
    Medical Laboratory
    Science (BS)
    100%100%98%70March 1
    October 1
    Management
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Accounting (BS)-84%85%265Last business
    day of June
    Finance (BS)-94%85%175Last business
    day of June
    Information Systems (BS)91%87%83%120Last business
    day of June
    Management:
    Entrepreneurship (BS)
    ----Last business
    day of June
    Management: General
    Business (BS)
    83%85%69%290Last business
    day of June
    October 31
    Management: Global Supply
    Chain Management (BS)
    ----Last business
    day of June
    Management: Marketing
    Management (BS)
    ----Last business
    day of June
    Management:
    Organizational
    Behavior/HR Mgt (BS)
    ----Last business
    day of June
    Management: Strategy (BS)----Last business
    day of June
    Recreation Management:
    Experience Industry
    Management (BS)
    -86%-90Last business
    day of June
    October 31
    Recreation Management:
    Therapeutic Recreation
    (BS)
    ---45Last business
    day of June
    October 31
    Nursing
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Nursing (BS)48%49%65%40April
    September
    Physical and Mathematical Sciences
     2011-12
    Admt'd %
    2012-13
    Admt'd %
    2013-14
    Admt'd %
    Program
    Limit
    Appl'n
    Deadlines
    Computer Science:
    Animation (BS)
    90%50%47%40April 15
    December 15
     
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    Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

    The maps are updated yearly as changes are made to the major curriculum. You must fulfill the requirements on the Major Academic Plan (MAP) of the year you entered the program.

    Not all programs currently have a MAP and any marked with asterisk (*) indicate limited enrollment.

    Major Academic Plan List

    ProgramMAP
    Accounting (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/322622.pdf
    Acting (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/485937.pdf
    Actuarial Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/695224.pdf
    American Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570120.pdf
    Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Greek New Testament (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570148.pdf
    Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Hebrew Bible (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570149.pdf
    Animation (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488040.pdf
    Anthropology: Archaeology (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/732034.pdf
    Anthropology: Sociocultural (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/732035.pdf
    Anthropology (Sociocultrl Double Major) (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/732030.pdf
    Applied Physics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694825.pdf
    Arabic Language (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/552028.pdf
    Art (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488046.pdf
    Art (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488041.pdf
    Art Education K-12 (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488022.pdf
    Art History & Curatorial Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488024.pdf
    Asian Studies: China Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570145.pdf
    Asian Studies: Japan Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570146.pdf
    Asian Studies: Korea Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570147.pdf
    Athletic Training (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663421.pdf
    Biochemistry (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/692826.pdf
    Bioinformatics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/282021.pdf
    Biological Science Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/282024.pdf
    Biology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/282022.pdf
    Biophysics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285720.pdf
    Chemical Engineering (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/392150.pdf
    Chemistry (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/692827.pdf
    Chemistry (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/692821.pdf
    Chemistry Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/692828.pdf
    Chinese (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/552020.pdf
    Civil Engineering (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/392850.pdf
    Classical Studies: Classical Civilization (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554248.pdf
    Classical Studies: Classics (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554247.pdf
    Classical Studies: Greek Emphasis (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554245.pdf
    Classical Studies: Latin Emphasis (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554246.pdf
    Commercial Music (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484657.pdf
    Communication Disorders (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/354320.pdf
    Communications (Minor)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/483603.pdf
    Communications: Advertising (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/483630.pdf
    Communications: News Media (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/483651.pdf
    Communications: Public Relations (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/483634.pdf
    Comparative Literature (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554220.pdf
    Computer Engineering (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/393540.pdf
    Computer Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/693220.pdf
    Computer Science: Animation (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/693223.pdf
    Computer Science: Bioinformatics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/693222.pdf
    Conservation Biology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/282025.pdf
    Construction and Facilities Management: Construction Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396521.pdf
    Construction and Facilities Management: Facilities Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396531.pdf
    Dance (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663921.pdf
    Dance Education K-12 (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663922.pdf
    Design: Graphic Design (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488042.pdf
    Design: Illustration (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488043.pdf
    Design: Photography (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488044.pdf
    Dietetics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/284328.pdf
    Early Childhood Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/356025.pdf
    Earth & Space Science Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694020.pdf
    Economics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/736021.pdf
    Electrical Engineering (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/393550.pdf
    Elementary Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/356020.pdf
    English (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553220.pdf
    English Language (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554924.pdf
    English Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553221.pdf
    Environmental Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285824.pdf
    European Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570123.pdf
    Exercise & Wellness (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663434.pdf
    Exercise Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663435.pdf
    Family & Consumer Sciences Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734721.pdf
    Family History - Genealogy (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734125.pdf
    Family Life: Family Studies (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734732.pdf
    Family Life: Human Development (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734730.pdf
    Finance (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/323432.pdf
    Food Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/284320.pdf
    French (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553520.pdf
    French Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553525.pdf
    French Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553522.pdf
    General Studies: American Studies (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570137.pdf
    General Studies: English (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553228.pdf
    General Studies: Family Life (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733835.pdf
    General Studies: History (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734126.pdf
    General Studies: Management (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/323134.pdf
    General Studies: Psychology (BGS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/735426.pdf
    Genetics & Biotechnology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285823.pdf
    Geography: Environmental Studies (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733729.pdf
    Geography: Geographic Information Systems (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733726.pdf
    Geography: Geospatial Intelligence (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733732.pdf
    Geography: Global Studies (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733730.pdf
    Geography: Tourism Studies (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733725.pdf
    Geography: Urban & Regional Planning (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/733731.pdf
    Geology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694022.pdf
    Geology: Environmental Geology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694029.pdf
    German: Linguistics (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554028.pdf
    German: Literature/Film/Culture (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554029.pdf
    German Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554030.pdf
    German Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554023.pdf
    Graphic Design (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488034.pdf
    History (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734120.pdf
    History Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/734122.pdf
    Illustration (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488035.pdf
    Industrial Design (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396536.pdf
    Information Systems (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/322629.pdf
    Information Technology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396526.pdf
    Interdisciplinary Humanities (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554216.pdf
    International Relations (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570142.pdf
    Italian (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553521.pdf
    Italian Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/553526.pdf
    Japanese (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/552021.pdf
    Korean (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/552022.pdf
    Landscape Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285825.pdf
    Latin American Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570125.pdf
    Latin Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554231.pdf
    Linguistics (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554920.pdf
    Management: Entrepreneurship (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326420.pdf
    Management: General Business (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326426.pdf
    Management: Global Supply Chain Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326427.pdf
    Management: Marketing Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326425.pdf
    Management: Organizational Behavior/HR Mgt (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326432.pdf
    Management: Strategy (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/326433.pdf
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396541.pdf
    Mathematics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694420.pdf
    Mathematics: Applied and Computational Mathematics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694432.pdf
    Mathematics Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694620.pdf
    Mechanical Engineering (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/394950.pdf
    Media Arts Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/485932.pdf
    Medical Laboratory Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285220.pdf
    Microbiology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285120.pdf
    Middle East Studies / Arabic (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/570141.pdf
    Molecular Biology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285125.pdf
    Music (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484620.pdf
    Music (Minor)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484601.pdf
    Music Composition (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484622.pdf
    Music Dance Theatre (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/487121.pdf
    Music Education: K-12 Choral (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484631.pdf
    Music Education: K-12 General Music (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484625.pdf
    Music Education: K-12 Instrumental (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484624.pdf
    Music Performance: Brass (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484647.pdf
    Music Performance: Combined Piano & Organ (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484639.pdf
    Music Performance: Organ (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484638.pdf
    Music Performance: Percussion (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484648.pdf
    Music Performance: Piano (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484637.pdf
    Music Performance: String (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484649.pdf
    Music Performance: Vocal (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484630.pdf
    Music Performance: Woodwind (BM)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/484650.pdf
    Neuroscience (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285620.pdf
    Nursing (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/610122.pdf
    Nutritional Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/284325.pdf
    PE Teaching/Coaching (Minor)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663433.pdf
    Philosophy (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555320.pdf
    Photography (BFA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/488038.pdf
    Physical Education Tchg/Coaching (K-12) (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/663423.pdf
    Physics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694821.pdf
    Physics Teaching (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694828.pdf
    Physics--Astronomy (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/694832.pdf
    Physiology & Developmental Biology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/285721.pdf
    Political Science (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/735121.pdf
    Portuguese (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555420.pdf
    Portuguese Studies (Secondary Major) (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555427.pdf
    Psychology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/735420.pdf
    Public Health: Environmental/Occupational Health (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/662542.pdf
    Public Health: Epidemiology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/662543.pdf
    Public Health: Health Promotion (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/662544.pdf
    Public Health: Health Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/662545.pdf
    Recreation Management: Experience Industry Management (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/664521.pdf
    Recreation Management: Therapeutic Recreation (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/664523.pdf
    Russian (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/554021.pdf
    School Health Education (Minor)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/662531.pdf
    Sociology (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/735823.pdf
    Spanish (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555421.pdf
    Spanish Studies (Secondary Major) (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555428.pdf
    Spanish Teaching (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555422.pdf
    Spanish Translation (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/555423.pdf
    Special Education: Mild/Moderate Disabilities (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/354221.pdf
    Special Education: Severe Disabilities (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/354222.pdf
    Statistics: Applied Statistics & Analytics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/695234.pdf
    Statistics: Biostatistics (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/695233.pdf
    Statistics: Statistical Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/695220.pdf
    Teaching Physical Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/690128.pdf
    Teaching Social Science (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/356022.pdf
    Technology & Engineering Education (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/396547.pdf
    Theatre Arts Education K-12 (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/485936.pdf
    Theatre Arts Studies (BA)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/485934.pdf
    Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation (BS)http://catalog.byu.edu/maps/15/282023.pdf
     
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    Mission of BYU

    The mission of Brigham Young University—founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.To succeed in this mission the university must provide an environment enlightened by living prophets and sustained by those moral virtues which characterize the life and teachings of the Son of God. In that environment these four major educational goals should prevail:

    In meeting these objectives BYU's faculty, staff, students, and administrators should also be anxious to make their service and scholarship available to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in furthering its work worldwide. In an era of limited enrollments, BYU can continue to expand its influence both by encouraging programs that are central to the Church's purposes and by making its resources available to the Church when called upon to do so.We believe the earnest pursuit of this institutional mission can have a strong effect on the course of higher education and will greatly enlarge Brigham Young University's influence in a world we wish to improve.

    —Approved by the BYU Board of Trustees
    ​November 4, 1981

     
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    University Core

    The University Core consists of the university's religion requirements and general education requirements.

    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
    Requirement 4 Complete 1 Course
    SFL 200 - (Not currently offered)
    BYU Religion Hours
    Requirement 5 Complete 14.0 hours from the following Courses
    REL 101R - (Not currently offered)
    REL 102R - (Not currently offered)
    REL 103R - (Not currently offered)
    REL 104R - (Not currently offered)
    SFL 200 - (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:
    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)
    UNIV 210R - (Not currently offered)
    Option 2.2 Complete 1 Course
    Traditional Language Option:
    PORT 315 - (Not currently offered)
    SRBCR 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)
    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 4.8 Complete 2 Courses
    PHSCS 416A - (Not currently offered)
    PHSCS 416B - (Not currently offered)
    Option 4.9 Complete 2 Courses
    Quantitative Reasoning
    Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
    G E 105 - (Not currently offered)
    G E 106 - (Not currently offered)
    PSYCH 301 - (Not currently offered)
    UNIV 213R - (Not currently offered)
    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:
    HEB 431 - (Not currently offered)
    PORT 321 - (Not currently offered)
    SRBCR 330 - (Not currently offered)
    Option 6.3 Complete 3 Courses
    Traditional Course Option:
    Option 6.4 Complete 1 Course
    Major Option:
    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)
    RUSS 344 - (Not currently offered)
    UNIV 214R - (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)
    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)
    UNIV 215R - (Not currently offered)
    Biological Science
    Requirement 11 Complete 1 Option
    Option 11.1 Complete 1 Course
    Traditional Course Option:
    HONRS 260 - (Not currently offered)
    UNIV 216R - (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:
    HONRS 259 - (Not currently offered)
    UNIV 217R - (Not currently offered)
    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)
    UNIV 218R - (Not currently offered)
     
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    University Core Explained

    "The BYU Baccalaureate: The Ideal of Integration"

    Many people, when they think of university education, think primarily of the major—a bachelor's degree in, for example, economics or art history or chemistry or engineering. But a baccalaureate is much more than a major and much more than job-based training in a particular field. Although your diploma states your major, something greater has been earned and conferred—a university baccalaureate.

    There are three formal components to the baccalaureate at Brigham Young University: religious education, general education, and education in a major. Of these, the first two constitute the university core. In accordance with The Aims of a BYU Education—which invites each student and every member of the university community to wholeness—each of the three components complements the others. They are not partitioned off from one another; none claims preeminence; together they comprise a whole, a harmony.

    The idea of the complementary nature of GE, religious education, and education in the major is emphasized in the new mosaics options for GE. The mosaics give students the opportunity of choosing a group of GE requirements built around a theme that complements a student's major course of study. See Mosaics for more information.

    Skills and depth are developed over time as the student progresses in both the core and the major; breadth, unfolding partly from historical perspective, ought to characterize the major as well as the core. The relationship between core and major will vary in any given year according to the competing demands upon the student's attention. However, students should strive to develop their programs in such a way that a lively interrelationship between the university core and the major, in which each nourishes and informs the other, is pursued over their entire undergraduate experience.

    The major and the core blend into each other. It is here that open electives play their particular role. Without prolonging time at the university, each student enjoys the latitude—and, for some, ample latitude—to design an individual educational experience. Electives enrich; choices that students make about electives define what is unique about their education. Having found a core science course engaging, for example, a student might take cognate courses to explore the subject more deeply.

    Having completed the 14-hour religion requirement, students are not barred from taking further religion courses. Majoring in a technical field, students might enlarge their experience of the liberal arts beyond what the core requires. A humanities major might choose to complete an applied minor in computing skills or to construct an unofficial "mini-minor" of courses that open up a particular opportunity for employment or further education at a professional school.

    Students are encouraged to acquire skills in both foreign language and mathematics, even though only one of these is required by the core. Additional curricular and extracurricular opportunities in the Honors Program are open to all students at whatever level they might wish to be involved.

    Why a University Core?

    All students at BYU should be taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Any education is inadequate which does not emphasize that His is the only name given under heaven whereby mankind can be saved....

    Because the gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth, students at BYU should receive a broad university education. The arts, letters, and sciences provide the core of such an education, which will help students think clearly, communicate effectively, understand important ideas in their own cultural tradition as well as that of others, and establish clear standards of intellectual integrity. (BYU Mission Statement)

    Most graduates, five years after completing their degrees, are not employed directly in the areas of their majors, and studies show that those who do best in the long term are those whose breadth of education, rather than specialized training, has given them versatility. A university provides marketable skills; it bestows credentials necessary to some future goal; its graduates, statistically, make more money. But students who enroll at the university seeking only these things—or worse, students who graduate having sought only these things—cheat themselves of the best the university has to offer.

    Students benefit most who desire to savor and to ponder, to recognize (in whatever eventual major) the hidden likenesses among the subjects they study, to aim at integration and wholeness. Students benefit most who take the university with them: changed by their experience, they have developed educated habits of mind; they have deepened their faith; they have learned to integrate the sacred and the secular; and they have learned that the craving for knowledge is not fully capable of satisfaction within a lifetime. Students benefit most who become lifelong learners, engaged in service to their fellow human beings.

    That it integrates sacred and secular education is the hallmark of a BYU baccalaureate. All disciplines at BYU are "bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel" (Aims, "Spiritually Strengthening"). Religion courses—both Doctrinal Foundation and electives—are not intended as only a devotional supplement to the educational enterprise of the university. At once rigorous and inspiring, they engage the mind and the heart in an ever deeper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ through close and meticulous study of the scriptures and the teachings of the living prophets.

    General education joins with religious education to make university education different from specialized vocational training. It builds a foundation for intellectual development; it increases our understanding of civilization—of humankind's most valuable knowledge and achievements in the arts, letters, and sciences. General education teaches us the importance of critical thinking, an awareness of the past, aesthetic sensibility, and moral judgment. These, together with the training provided in verbal and quantitative skills and in manipulating symbolic systems, help prepare us for a lifetime of learning, effective communication, responsible action, forming and judging arguments, and appreciating and creating the good and the beautiful.

    Administration of the University Core

    The university core is administered collaboratively by the deans of Undergraduate Education and Religious Education under the direction of the academic vice president. Religious Education is responsible for the Doctrinal Foundation and Religion Electives components and the courses that meet these requirements; Undergraduate Education is responsible for the general education components. The success of the core depends upon dedicated faculty from throughout the university. The Faculty General Education Council, chaired by the associate dean of Undergraduate Education—General Education, reviews and approves all courses meeting general education requirements within the university core.

    Who Must Complete University Core Requirements?

    All students who receive undergraduate degrees from BYU are required to complete the new core requirements as outlined below. Exceptions to this policy are explained in the Graduation Requirements Policy.

    Description of the University Core

    The new university core comprises five categories titled Doctrinal Foundation; The Individual and Society; Skills; Arts, Letters, and Sciences; and Core Enrichment: Electives.

    Consult the University Core/General Education Courses section of the current class schedule for an up-to-date list of approved courses. The current class schedule is available online at http://core.byu.edu

    Doctrinal Foundation and Religion Electives

    Religious Education offers courses in ancient and modern scripture, Church history and doctrine, and related subjects. Together these help students toward a deeper understanding of "the doctrines, the covenants, the ordinances, the standard works, and the history of the restored gospel" (Aims, "Intellectually Enlarging").

    Because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains that regular gospel study is a necessary part of the university experience, religion courses are provided so that students may progress in their religious understanding and convictions simultaneously with their educational progress in secular fields. As such, religion courses are not meant to be a mere devotional supplement but an integral part of the university curriculum that conforms to university standards and expectations. Therefore, while students are enrolled at BYU, they are required to take religion courses from BYU.

    Cornerstones

    The heart of the university core's religion component is the doctrinal foundation based upon careful, informed, and reflective study of sacred scripture and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    While enrolled at BYU, all students must complete the Four Cornerstones requirement of the university core as outlined in the chart below. Note that religion course requirements are different for transfer students. Since the religion requirement is determined by the number of transfer hours, if is important for each student to refer to their official personal progress report or consult with a university advisement center to determine their official status and their corresponding religion requirement for graduation.

    Students who are not LDS are strongly encouraged to enroll in Rel C 100, Introduction to Mormonism, during their first semester in residence. This course is designed to be informational, to introduce students to the culture, scriptures, and distinctive doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and to prepare them for subsequent religion classes. Rel C 100 may be used to fill either the New Testament or Doctrine and Covenants Doctrinal Foundation requirement.

    Religion Electives

    In addition to fulfilling the Four Cornerstones requirement, all students are required to take a specified number of BYU religion course hours as outlined in the chart below. Fulfilling these hours can be accomplished by taking BYU Cornerstone courses and/or BYU religion elective courses intended to enrich the Cornerstone courses with rigorous study from a variety of religious topics dealing with ancient scripture and Church history and doctrine. Religion courses taken from LDS institutes of religion (including stake institutes) or Church Educational System schools (BYU–Idaho or BYU–Hawaii) will not fulfill the required number of BYU residency religion hours to be taken by each student. Only religion hours taken at the Provo campus will fulfill this requirement.

    In addition, religion courses taken at the BYU Salt Lake Center and through the BYU Independent Study program are considered part of the BYU campus and will fulfill the required number of religion courses required of each student.

    Because regular gospel study should be a continuous part of a student's university experience, it would be ideal to take one religion class each semester of enrollment. To encourage this, no more than 4 hours of religion credit per semester (spring/summer counts as one semester) may be counted toward the required religion hours to be taken at BYU.

    No religion course numbered in the 500s and 600s may be applied toward undergraduate religion credit. Religion credit from non-LDS universities will not be counted toward fulfilling any part of the religion requirement.

    Total Hours
    Transferred
    to BYU
    Total BYU Religion
    Hours to Take While
    Enrolled ​at BYU
    (Provo)
    Cornerstone Courses Required for BYU Graduation*
    0–14.9 14 Rel C 200: The Eternal Family 
    Rel C 225: Foundations of the Restoration 
    Rel A 250: Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel 
    Rel A 275: Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon 
     

    or approved substitutions***

    15–29.9 12
    30–44.9 10
    45–59.9 8
    60–74.9 6**
    75–89.9 4**
    90 or more 2**

    * All students graduating from BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii and LDS Institute must complete
    ALL cornerstone requirements. Credit for these courses may be transferred from BYU-Idaho,
    BYU-Hawaii, and LDS Institutes as per current policy. 

    **More religion credit may be needed if cornerstone requirements have not been completed. 
    ***Approved substitutions: For Rel C 200, Rel C 333: Teachings of the Living Prophets; for
        Rel A 250,
    Rel A 211: New Testament; for Rel A 275, Rel A 121 or 122: Book of Mormon.

    Individual and Society

    The Individual and Society requirements inspire students to continue learning and serving throughout their lives. Students will actively participate in solving family, professional, religious, and social problems after leaving BYU. Under the Individual and Society category is the area of Citizenship which includes American Heritage and Global and Cultural Awareness.

    American Heritage gives students an introduction to the political and economic foundations of the American democratic system and helps students appreciate the unique contribution of America to modern civilization. The Global and Cultural Awareness requirement ensures that students develop an "informed awareness of the peoples, cultures, languages, and nations of the world." Students understand important ideas in their own cultural tradition as well as others and are prepared to "go forth to serve."

    Skills

    In our modern, complex society, the ability to communicate effectively is deemed a crucial skill. Under the Skills category are grouped the following requirements:

    All these requirements convey information and understanding.

    First-Year Writing teaches methods of library research, text or rhetorical analysis, and writing skills in different genres and styles. These essential skills will be used and expanded in all succeeding years of university work. Once students have identified an area for major study, the Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement introduces them to the discourse and documentation style of their chosen discipline, preparing them to write and present in their professional fields.

    To function in a technological society, a basic knowledge of mathematics as a means of communication and problem solving is essential. Quantitative Reasoning requires all students to certify at a basic level of numeracy, either with an appropriately high score on the mathematics section of the ACT or SAT exams or by completion of a BYU course. Then, under the Languages of Learning requirement, students gain advanced symbolic language skills in mathematics, statistics, or a foreign language that broadly applies to a variety of disciplines. Students thus achieve an exposure to cultures and to the ways in which practitioners of the language structure their knowledge.

    Arts, Letters, and Sciences

    The university's Mission Statement asserts that the "arts, letters, and sciences provide the core of [a broad university] education." These requirements build upon work in other categories of the core by developing "historical perspective" and "a lively appreciation of the artistic, literary, and intellectual achievements of human cultures" and by extending the student's understanding of "basic concepts of the . . . sciences," including "a recognition of the power and limitations of the scientific method" (Aims, "Intellectually Enlarging"). This category comprises a Civilization sequence, separate requirements in Arts and in Letters, and requirements in the Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences. The Civilization requirement provides a historical framework and a consideration of important works and themes. Through the Arts and Letters requirements, students deepen their appreciation of artistic and literary works and grow in their capacity to analyze, interpret, and draw justifiable implications from their reading and from their experience with the visual and performing arts.

    The area of Scientific Principles and Reasoning contains three requirements: Biological Science, Physical Science, and Social Science. These requirements help develop an understanding of scientific reasoning and the scientific method and expose students to the excitement of discovery in these separate fields. Students will be able to evaluate scientific data to make rational decisions on science-related issues that will affect their lives and community.

    Core Enrichment: Electives

    This element of the core is in two parts: Religion Electives, which are discussed above in conjunction with the Doctrinal Foundation; and Open Electives, which vary according to the number of credit hours required by the major and other factors. As mentioned, one of the changes in the new general education program implemented fall 2004 was a reduction in hours, aimed at freeing up space for further open electives. Thoughtful choice of electives allows students to design a unique and enriched educational experience. Some suggestions on how these electives might be used are given above under the heading "The BYU Baccalaureate: The Ideal of Integration."

    Selection and Timing of GE Classes

    Each GE requirement is completed by taking one course or a combination of courses, chosen from the approved list in the table found in the current class schedule. Single-course options are most often designed for students whose major is not closely related to the requirement. On the other hand, combination-of-course options are often designed for majors related to the requirement, and may include courses a student might take to satisfy a major or minor requirement. Students should carefully consider which option best meets their educational needs, keeping in mind the aim of pursuing a lively interrelationship between the core and the major over the whole undergraduate experience.

    Not all courses listed in the class schedule are appropriate for all students. For instance, some have prerequisites, some are upper-division courses, and some are designed primarily for certain majors. These courses are labeled in the university core table as either "has prerequisite" or "not for all students." Students should avoid registering for courses for which they are not academically prepared and should consult with the class instructor or advisor if they are unsure.

    To gain approval to meet a GE requirement, a course is subjected to a rigorous evaluation by the Faculty GE Council. Such approval is not granted lightly, and students should ensure that the courses they select are, in fact, approved for GE credit. Courses not certified to satisfy the appropriate GE requirement will not count. This information is updated each semester/term and published in the current class schedule. It is the responsibility of the student to verify that planned courses are certified to satisfy GE requirements.

    Occasionally it is possible to complete more than one GE requirement with a single course. See the University Core for details; look especially at the Civilization 2 requirements for courses that double-count for Arts, Letters, or Global and Cultural Awareness. Many foreign languages double-count for Global and Cultural Awareness, a few for letters; see Languages of Learning under Skills. Students are encouraged to use such "double-counting" sparingly—the more GE courses a student takes, the greater the breadth and value of the overall educational experience. The individual college advisement center is a valuable resource concerning questions of course selection, timing, and planning.

    For First-Year Students. Although the time to complete GE requirements varies according to the major, all new students are expected to complete the First-Year Writing requirement and take at least one course towards completing the American Heritage requirement during their first year. Students are also expected to take one religion course each semester, and complete their schedule by adding other general education and major-related courses. Those individuals beginning summer term are expected to enroll in a 3-credit hour mentored course.

    To facilitate success in these courses, the University provides first-year students with a peer mentor. Mentored courses include First-Year Writing, American Heritage, and a number of other general education and major-related courses. These courses are available through the University registration system under the mentored course selection button on MyMAP. They can also be previewed on the First-Year Mentoring website under Mentored Course Enrollments.

    In addition, students who need to fill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement (ACT math subscore below 22) should do so in their first year. It is also recommended that all new students begin work in the mathematics or foreign language options under Languages of Learning.

    Students planning to satisfy the Scientific Principles and Reasoning: Biological Science or Physical Science requirements with the two-course options (PDBio 120 + MMBio 240; chemistry, geology, and physics combination options) should also complete these during their first two years, making some progress on them in their first year. Civilization courses are designed as sophomore-level courses, although some programs include them during the freshman year. Visit college advisement centers or department offices for advice on when to complete the other GE requirements.

    The University Core and the Honors Program

    The Honors Program, which is open to all interested students, offers an array of enriched courses that simultaneously satisfy university core and honors graduation requirements. These courses take two forms: those offered through the Honors Program proper (designated Honrs), which explore disciplinary topics in creative and innovative ways; and honors sections of departmental courses (designated by /H or a title that begins with the abbreviation Honors). See the Honors Program section of this catalog for a fuller description. Additional information may be obtained from the Honors Advisement Center, 102A MSRB, (801) 422-5497, or by consulting the Honors Program Course Guide at honors.byu.edu.

    The University Core and First-Year Mentoring

    New freshmen are expected to complete the First-Year Writing requirement and take at least one course towards the American Heritage requirement during their first year. To facilitate enrollment in these courses as well as success in them, the University provides each undergraduate student in their first year at BYU the opportunity to have a peer mentor. Mentored courses include First-Year Writing, American Heritage, and a number of other general education and major-related courses, including some Honors courses.

    These courses are available through the University registration system under the mentored course selection button on MyMAP. Mentored courses can also be previewed on the First-Year Mentoring website under Mentored Course Enrollments. Early registration for fall semester mentored courses may be completed through the First-Year Mentoring website.

    A brief description of the First-Year Mentoring program and how students are expected to engage with their peer mentor appears in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog. Detailed information may also be obtained from the First-Year Mentoring website http://fym.byu.edu, by contacting First-Year Mentoring, 2014 JKHB, (801) 422-8176 or 1-877-890-5451, or by emailing fym@byu.edu.

    Ways to Complete GE Requirements Other Than by Course Work

    In addition to completing approved courses, students may satisfy individual GE requirements within the university core by (1) transferring acceptable credit from other academic institutions, (2) receiving credit from selected Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, (3) passing exemption or challenge examinations offered for some classes at the university, or (4) fulfilling a GE through a major.

    1. Transfer Credit. The application of transfer credit to GE requirements is handled by the Transfer Evaluation Office, A-41 ASB, (801) 422-8522. Transfer Guides have been arranged with several junior and community colleges to facilitate the transfer process for students including those who have completed certain associate degrees. See Transfer Evaluation website for a list of Transfer Guides. The Transfer Evaluation Office can be contacted for up-to-date information regarding the status of agreements with other institutions not listed on their website.

    2. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Credit. The results of some Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams may be used to meet certain GE requirements and to obtain general university credit. AP or IB credit posted to a transfer institution will be evaluated upon BYU's standards and not those of the transfer institution. The Admission Services Office can be contacted for details regarding credit hours and exemption from GE requirements for both AP and IB exams.

    Note: College Level Examination Program (CLEP). BYU stopped giving credit for general exams in 2000. At this time BYU does not give credit for subject exams either. CLEP credit posted to another institution's transcript is reevaluated based on BYU's standards.

    3. Exemption and Challenge Examinations. Some requirements can be accomplished by successfully completing an examination. Two types of examinations are available: the exemption exam and the challenge exam. The primary difference between an exemption exam and a challenge exam is that an exemption exam is used exclusively to fulfill a general education requirement. No academic credit or letter grade is posted to the transcript. The challenge exam, however, is not restricted to GE courses, and academic credit and a letter grade may be posted to the transcript if the student so choose. A student may take an exemption or challenge exam for a single course only once during each semester or term. Students do not have to be enrolled in a course to take an exemption or challenge exam. However, some of the exams are given early enough each semester/term so that students who are enrolled and pass the exam may withdraw from the course. Students not enrolled in a course have an opportunity to take the challenge or exemption exams offered at the Testing Center. See the chart under Policies and University Core, "Intro to the Undergraduate Degree" for the current semester for more information or contact the department in question.

    4. GE-Major Overlap. A GE requirement can be fulfilled because of the nature of a major's discipline. For example, an English major would automatically fulfill the Letters requirement because of the nature of the discipline. See the University Core for a list of majors that complete certain GE requirements and the link to the GE-Major Overlap page.

    How Do You Get Help with Specific Questions Concerning General Education?

    The essential information concerning general education is found in this catalog or online at the University Core section of the current Class Schedule under "Introduction to the Undergraduate Degree" (http://core.byu.edu). Additional late-breaking information, plus advice about general education requirements can be obtained from the college advisement centers. The college advisement centers, together with the University Advisement Center, 2500 WSC, provide assistance with registration, graduation requirements, policies and procedures, fields of study, changes of major, and many other aspects of academic life. Students can access a progress report through MyMAP; this report will generate a personalized report that includes a list of GE requirements students have completed. (Log on to MyBYU; select "School" then "MyMAP"; then the tab, "Plan MyMAP"; click on the Progress Report link on the right-hand side of the page. Students can also type "Plan" in the Quick URL box in the MyBYU home page which will take them to the MyMAP page.)

    The University Core

    The current University Core details are found at core.byu.edu.

     
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    Division of Continuing Education

    Continuing Education

    The Division of Continuing Education provides educational programs and university services for part-time and off-campus students. These educational opportunities also assist regular daytime students. The same university standards required of regular day students apply to those enrolled through the Division of Continuing Education while they are on campus.

    Contact Information

    •     391 HCEB
    •    801-422-4149
    •   dceweb@byu.edu
    •   http://ce.byu.edu/

      Advisement Center

      •    
      •   
      •  
      •  

        Departments

        Requirements for Enrollment in Continuing Education Classes

        Noncredit classes are open to anyone who abides the standards and has the desire and necessary ability.

        Credit classes are open to ecclesiastically endorsed:

        1. Matriculated students.
        2. Individuals who are twenty-one years of age or older.*
        3. Individuals desiring to audit courses.
        4. High school students who meet current university requirements for concurrent enrollment.

        Students who have been suspended from Brigham Young University or any other institution of higher learning for any reason are not eligible to register in Continuing Education credit classes until such suspension is cleared.

        Enrollment Limitations. Persons enrolling in credit courses offered by the Division of Continuing Education who are officially admitted to the university can take any courses offered to a maximum of 18 credit hours per semester (9 hours per term). All others, twenty-one years of age and older, who have not been formally admitted to the university are limited to a maximum of 8.5 credit hours per semester (4 hours during spring or summer term).* Contact the Division of Continuing Education for any additional conditions of enrollment.

        Student Responsibility. Enrollment in a Continuing Education course does not constitute admission to BYU or any other university on a degree-seeking basis. It is the student's responsibility to gain admission to the university of his or her choice as a degree-seeking student through the institution's normal procedures. At BYU students may accomplish this through the Office of Admissions.

        Note: Non-matriculated students enrolled through the Division of Continuing Education are not eligible for university employment, housing, or financial aid except for assistance that is available to part-time students through the Division of Continuing Education.

        *Some exceptions exist at the BYU Salt Lake Center.

         
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        David O. McKay School of Education

        Education

        The David O. McKay School of Education includes five departments, all of which prepare professionals to provide education and other developmental services for preschool through adult learners. All departments and programs emphasize a balance of academic learning and on-site classroom, clinical, or administrative experience.

        Contact Information

        •     301 MCKB
        •    801-422-3694
        •  
        •   http://education.byu.edu/

          Advisement Center

          •     350 MCKB
          •    801-422-3426
          •  
          •   http://education.byu.edu/ess

            Departments

            Departments and Programs

            1. Communication Disorders: service to children, youth, and adults who need support with aspects of speech, language, or audiology
            2. Counseling Psychology and Special Education: service to children, youth, and adults with needs for counseling or disability support
            3. Educational Leadership and Foundations: service as leaders and administrators in a variety of educational settings (graduate level only)
            4. Instructional Psychology and Technology: service in instructional design, technology-based instruction, and classroom technology integration (graduate level only)
            5. Teacher Education: preparation for service as teachers
              • Early Childhood, preschool through third grade
              • Elementary, kindergarten through sixth grade
              • Physical education teaching and coaching, kindergarten through twelfth grade

              Note: All other secondary teaching majors are housed in the colleges and content areas they represent.

            Advisement and Support Services

            The McKay School's Education Student Services (ESS) includes a variety of services to meet students' needs, which include the following:

            1. Academic Advising. ESS advisement includes general education, program requirements for McKay School majors, graduation requirements, and progress toward graduation, as well as licensure guidance (350 McKay Building, 801-422-3426). Secondary education majors receive advisement on specific program requirements in the colleges and departments of their content-area majors.
            2. Scholarships. The ESS coordinates a variety of private scholarships and mentorships. An online application is available at education.byu.edu/ess.
            3. Licensure. Students who complete the requirements of a teaching program are recommended by ESS for licensure in Utah and states with reciprocity agreements; ESS guides students in the procedures and submits the completed applications and supporting data. Guidance may be provided for obtaining out-of-state licensure.

            Distinguishing Features of the McKay School

            1. Undergraduates in all McKay School departments have opportunities to participate in mentored research with faculty.
            2. Elementary education majors complete a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language, preparing them for state certification in this area (which will attach to their teaching license). Preparation for teaching in immersion and dual immersion programs can be added.
            3. Through the McKay School's ARTS Partnership, elementary education majors with experience in visual arts, music, dance, or drama can attend performances, workshops, and participatory events that involve teaching and integrating the arts into elementary school curriculum. Those who wish to become "arts scholars" collaborate with teachers in elementary classrooms.
            4. Alternative student teaching placements are available in urban, minority-intensive areas of Houston, Texas, or Washington, D.C. during the fall and winter semesters; and in southern China during the spring/summer terms.
            5. As an alternative to regular student teaching, seniors in some teaching majors may choose a year-long internship in which they teach full time as teacher of record in their own classrooms at one-half the beginning teacher's salary with full benefits.
             
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            Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

            Engineering and Technology

            The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology is accredited under the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for all engineering and technology programs. The men and women who have graduated from our college will be prepared for entry into the finest graduate schools or workplaces. The mission of the Fulton College is to develop men and women of faith, character, and technical ability who will become outstanding leaders throughout the world.

            Contact Information

            •     270 CB
            •    801-422-4326
            •  
            •   http://www.et.byu.edu/

              Advisement Center

              •     242 CB
              •    801-422-4325
              •   engineering_advisement@byu.edu
              •   https://www.et.byu.edu/Advisement

                Departments

                Subject Areas

                Student Service Center/Advisement

                The Student Service Center provides assistance with resumes, resources for internships, and career placement. In Advisement, professional academic advisors are available to assist students with academic planning and provide information for specific majors. Students are assisted in major exploration and basic developmental career issues. Information is also provided regarding university resources and further career and major exploration. Advisement services also include assistance with university core, change of major, academic success, graduation processes, university policies and procedures, and scholarships.

                 
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                College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

                Family, Home, and Social Sciences

                The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences is composed of departments that study patterns of human behavior from diverse disciplinary approaches. Teaching and scholarship rely on social science methodology to learn about human behavior and human societies — their histories, organization, governments, and economies. As the name implies, the college is particularly concerned with studying the family as the basic unit of society. The many institutes and centers within the college provide opportunities for faculty and students to further research and disseminate scholarship. Students in the college gain a broad education that helps develop an appreciation of the values of modern civilization and prepares them to contribute effectively as citizens. The knowledge and skills gained in the varied disciplines prepare them well for graduate study and professional careers. Many of the departments and programs housed within the college provide opportunities for student learning outside the classroom through internships and faculty-mentored teaching and research experiences.

                Contact Information

                •     990 SWKT
                •    801-422-2083
                •  
                •   https://fhss.byu.edu/Pages/home.aspx

                  Advisement Center

                  •     1041 JFSB
                  •    801-422-3541
                  •  
                  •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

                    Departments

                    Subject Areas

                    College Advisement Center

                    Advisors are prepared to assist students in the selection of university core offerings that will contribute to a broad education. Advisors also assist departments in offering counsel for specific majors, counseling for a career, and monitoring a student's progress toward graduation.

                    Degrees Offered

                    Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees are offered in the college. See the individual department and program listings in this catalog for specific degrees offered and the requirements for each.

                    Scholarships and Awards

                    Scholarships and awards are available to qualified students. Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, A-141 ASB. See department and college websites for their scholarships.

                    Family and Social Service Internships

                    945 SWKT 
                    801-422-2168

                    Staff members in the Family and Social Service Internships Office assist students in the School of Family Life, Psychology, and Sociology in finding and successfully completing an internship to enhance their undergraduate education. Academic credit for internships is offered through the individual departments.

                    FHSS Writing Lab

                    Joyce Adams, Director 
                    1051 JFSB 
                    801-422-4454 
                    fhss-writinglab@byu.edu

                    Writing advisors in the FHSS Writing Lab offer discipline-specific tutoring in writing for FHSS students. They help students become better writers by focusing on the global aspects of writing, such as thesis construction, organization, transitions, idea development, logical coherence, style, and argument clarity.

                    Family Studies Center

                    Jeremy Yorgason, Director 
                    801-422-3515

                    The Family Studies Center is dedicated to research that identifies characteristics associated with strong marriages and families, the processes by which they develop, and positive individual and relationship outcomes of healthy family relationships. Historically, the Family Studies Center has supported funding for research on family relationships (e.g., the Flourishing Families Project), conferences on cutting-edge family topics (e.g., families and health; work and families), and outreach activities (e.g., "Families Under Fire" conference). Currently, to achieve Center goals, two main initiatives are being supported.

                    First, the Center is supporting the Couple Relationships and Transition Experiences (CREATE) research study. The CREATE study is planned to tap a national sample of early married couples, and to include unique measures of relationship functioning in context of transitions and stressors across time. Several BYU faculty members are investigators in that study.

                    Second, the Center is supporting the development of advanced methods to be used in analyzing data that can provide answers to questions about family relationships. As part of this initiative the Center hosts a lunch-time methods workshop twice a month where faculty or guests will present on research methods used with family data. Faculty members and students from across the University that are interested in studying family relationships are invited to attend.

                    Museum of Peoples and Cultures

                    2201 North Canyon Road in Provo
                    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                    Monday - Friday
                    122 B67 
                    801-422-0020

                    General admission is free at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures. Guided tours are available for a nominal fee and can be scheduled by calling the museum.

                    Educational Opportunities. Museum staff work with faculty throughout the University to provide in-depth, hands-on learning experiences not only in the museum's exhibitions and laboratories, but also in classrooms across campus. Additionally, classes in museum practices designed to provide students with practical experience are taught by the museum's staff in connection with the Anthropology department (see listings in the Anthropology section of this catalog). The museum also employs students each semester to assist in collections work, education and outreach, exhibition development, among other duties. The museum welcomes volunteers to assist in collection, educational, and promotional work.

                    Anthropological Collections and Research Opportunities. Museum collections comprise over 7,000 collections (consisting of over 2 million specimens and objects) of prehistoric and ethnographic artifacts from various parts of the world. The majority of holdings are from the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Polynesia, ancient Peru, and the Great Basin (especially Utah Valley). The museum also cares for an extensive collection of documents and images related to BYU archaeological research. The museum encourages students to inquire about research possibilities using its collections.

                     
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                    College of Fine Arts and Communications

                    Fine Arts and Communications

                    The College of Fine Arts and Communications provides students with a strong liberal arts foundation, fully anchored in the gospel of Jesus Christ. With six distinct academic areas, the college offers a broad range of exceptional education opportunities within the arts and communications. Each of the programs within the college seeks to produce graduates whose work contributes to society by benefiting the organizations for which they work and the audiences they reach. By encouraging exceptional performance, presentation, and communication, as well as discernment of artistic values, graduates emerge as scholars and professionals within their disciplines.

                    Contact Information

                    •     A-501 HFAC
                    •    801-422-2819
                    •   cfac@byu.edu
                    •   https://cfac.byu.edu/

                      Advisement Center

                      •     D-444 HFAC
                      •    801-422-3777
                      •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                      •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                        Departments

                        Subject Areas

                        College Advisement Center

                        The College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center recognizes the opportunity and responsibility to be actively involved in our students' educational journey. The advisement center is committed to not only establish an important, service-oriented connection with each student in a caring, friendly environment, but to also provide accurate and timely information to better prepare them for greater academic success.

                        Professional academic advisors are available to provide information regarding university policies and procedures, dates and deadlines, registration, faculty advisor referrals, major/minor application preparation, major/minor planning and progression, graduation qualification, as well as many other academic concerns.

                        Interdisciplinary Degrees

                        Animation is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Department of Design, and the Department of Computer Science.

                        Music Dance Theatre is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, and the Department of Dance.

                        Enrollment in a Major Program

                        Enrollment in most degree programs in the College of Fine Arts and Communications is limited by the availability of resources such as facilities, equipment, and faculty. Students are asked to carefully study the requirements of the major program they desire to enter to determine if the program really fits his or her personal goals and educational objectives.

                        The application process for each major has been structured to be as fair and impartial as possible. Enrollment limitations require those evaluating applications to make difficult decisions. Those who are not admitted into his or her desired program are encouraged to move quickly and decisively toward an alternative major program.

                        Applications for degree programs in the college are available online through each department's website. Prior to applying, students must complete all of the prerequisite courses and/or specific requirements stipulated in the application process. For further information, please contact the appropriate department or school directly. For contact information go to http://cfac.byu.edu.

                        Scholarships and Awards

                        A-41 ASB
                        801-422-4104

                        Performance awards are offered by each of the academic units within the college. Applications and information about auditions for performance awards can be obtained by contacting the appropriate department or school.

                        Applications for academic scholarships can be obtained online here or at the Scholarship Office. For information about graduate scholarships, fellowships, and grants-in-aid, see the Graduate Studies website.

                         
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                        BYU Graduate Studies

                        Graduate Studies

                        Our graduate programs offer both secular and spiritual development in a unique learning environment located beneath the majestic Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah.  

                        We offer world class instruction from faculty mentors who genuinely care about both your professional and personal development as they challenge and expand your academic intellect using cutting edge pedagogical practices and technologies.  Share your unique perspectives and engage in diverse dialogue with our faculty, university administration, and our student population who are represented from all across the nation and from all over the globe from more than 160 countries. 

                        Visit us at graduatestudies.byu.edu

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                            College of Humanities

                            Humanities

                            The College of Humanities houses programs that study literature and language as well as philosophy, critical reading, and writing. Those programs share a concern with the processes and products of human expression. In doing so, they focus on a quest for fluency in what has been called "the human conversation"—the ongoing inquiry into what it means to be human.

                            Study in the humanities disciplines develops facility in languages and cultures as well as higher order cognitive abilities needed for interpretation, analytical thinking and reflection, criticism, and writing. Students can apply what they are learning prior to graduation and enrich their capacities for satisfying careers and productive lives as educated citizens after.

                            Contact Information

                            •     4002 JFSB
                            •    801-422-2775
                            •   humanities@byu.edu
                            •   http://humanities.byu.edu/

                              Advisement Center

                              •     1175 JFSB
                              •    801-422-4789
                              •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                              •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                Subject Areas

                                College Advisement Center

                                The advisement center supports students in achieving their academic and career goals by providing guidance and direction in academic and career exploration, progress toward timely graduation, and experiential learning through Humanities+ experiences. Those experiences include internships, faculty mentoring, secondary majors, minors, participation in clubs, and other professionally relevant experience.

                                Center for Language Studies

                                Ray T. Clifford, Director 
                                Agnes Welch, Program Manager 
                                3086 JFSB 
                                801-422-1201 
                                http://cls.byu.edu

                                The Center for Language Studies works with other College departments to help students from all of the University's academic disciplines acquire the advanced language and cultural skills they need for personal enrichment and for global careers. Particular emphasis is placed on:

                                The Humanities Center

                                Matthew Wickman, Senior Fellow and Director 
                                4103 JFSB
                                801-422-1664
                                http://humanitiescenter.byu.edu

                                The Humanities Center is an institute of intensive learning and outreach that promotes the exchange of ideas within the humanities and across the arts and sciences. It aims to foster excellent research and teaching in the humanities, encourage discussion and collaboration across departments, colleges, and universities on matters of public as well as academic concern and enhance BYU's global reputation for scholarship, teaching, and public service.

                                 
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                                David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

                                International and Area Studies

                                Located in the heart of Brigham Young University’s campus, the Kennedy Center is a dynamic, global center offering a broad spectrum of study and service opportunities. Our richly diverse but intimately interconnected world challenges us to develop a breadth of knowledge and a depth of understanding to comprehend our complex international neighborhood. The Kennedy Center is committed to the university’s injunction to “enter to learn—go forth to serve” and its aspiration to make “the world our campus.”

                                Contact Information

                                •     237 HRCB
                                •    801-422-3377
                                •   kennedy@byu.edu
                                •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/

                                  Advisement Center

                                  •     273 HRCB
                                  •    801-422-3548
                                  •   kennedy_advisement@byu.edu
                                  •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/advisement/advisement.php

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                                    International Study Programs

                                    Study Abroad: BYU's traditional off-campus study programs. In these programs students are able to further their general education; pursue specialized courses in languages, the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and other fields; gain valuable insights into their own country; and further international understanding.

                                    Direct Enrollment: Students are integrated into an international university, taught by faculty native to that county, and are not accompanied by BYU faculty.

                                    International Internships: Short-term, on-the-job apprentice training abroad under the direction of a firm, government agency, NGO, or other such institution.

                                    Field Studies: A research experience abroad for small numbers of students directed by faculty, who generally do not accompany the students.

                                    International and Area Studies Program Coordinators

                                    Africana Studies, Chantal Thompson
                                    Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Eric Huntsman
                                    Asian Studies, Eric A. Hyer
                                    European Studies, Nick Mason
                                    International Development, Tim Heaton
                                    International Relations, Ray Christensen
                                    Latin American Studies, Christopher Lund
                                    Middle East Studies / Arabic, Quinn Mecham

                                    Admission to Degree Programs

                                    All undergraduate international and area studies degree programs are open enrollment.

                                    Graduation Requirements

                                    To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

                                     
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                                    J. Reuben Clark Law School

                                    Law School

                                    The J. Reuben Clark Law School offers a six-semester course of graduate professional study leading to the juris doctor (JD) degree. Information about legal education, admissions standards, and related matters can be obtained from the Law School Admissions Office or at www.law2.byu.edu/.

                                    Contact Information

                                    •     243 JRCB
                                    •    801-422-7871
                                    •   admissions@law.byu.edu
                                    •   http://www.law2.byu.edu/site/home

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                                        To be admitted to the Law School, an applicant must be a college graduate who has excelled academically and has scored in the upper range of the nationally administered Law School Admission Test. In addition, applicants must meet the general university admission requirements, including the personal standards required of all students.

                                        Apply for admission online at www.lsac.org by February 1 preceding the fall of expected enrollment in the Law School. Enrollment takes place only in the fall of each year.

                                        For more information regarding prelegal education, consult the Preprofessional Advisement Center (Law). For information regarding the BYU Law School, including opportunities for undergraduate students to observe classes, tour the Law School, or meet with an admissions officer, email or call.

                                         
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                                        College of Life Sciences

                                        Life Sciences

                                        Courses offered in the life sciences give students a general understanding of the fundamental principles of life that extend from the tiniest microbes to plants, animals, and human beings. Students also obtain the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Specialized courses emphasizing teaching and research in various life science disciplines are also offered. Disciplines range from basic science to applied science.

                                        Contact Information

                                        •     5000 LSB
                                        •    801-422-3963
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                                        •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu

                                          Advisement Center

                                          •     2060 LSB
                                          •    801-422-3042
                                          •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                          •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

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                                            Student Services

                                            The goal of the Life Sciences Student Services Center is to provide "one stop shopping for students and faculty." The center services students in five areas: advisement, assessment, career advisement, college life, and mentored experiences.

                                            Advisement—Students are instructed in general education advisement as well as assistance in creating a graduation curriculum plan for their major. Advisement is regarded as an interactive, developmental experience between students and advisors. Among other advisement services are the change of major, academic success, and graduation processes, as well as other specific advisement needs. LfSc 101 is offered to all new students who are exploring Life Science majors. All majors and career options are presented in this course plus basic student development principles to assist new students in adapting to BYU and becoming familiar with its resources.

                                            Assessment—Students are informed of the importance of maintaining the university's accreditation standing. Students assist the assessment process by providing input through surveys, exit interviews, one-year-out and five-year-out surveys, and results on national major field exams and other national and professional school admission exams.

                                            Career advisement—Students are assisted in major exploration and basic developmental career issues. Information is provided regarding university resources for further career and major exploration.

                                            College life—The "Empowering Others" philosophy encourages students to help and teach each other by creating a spirit of cooperation rather than competition. Study groups are fostered and organized to enhance learning. A learning facility provides tutoring services for students enrolled in the essential biology courses. This walk-in area allows a student access to tutors 10–12 hours per day. Leadership opportunities for students can be enhanced through participation on the Life Sciences Student Council and participation in clubs. The college also offers scholarship opportunites to its undergraduate and graduate students.

                                            Mentored experiences—Internships provide students with opportunities to try out their prospective careers. The center provides resources for obtaining internships as well as processing all the paperwork and awarding grants to students who desire that experience. Assisting faculty with research constitutes a mentorship. Students learn invaluable skills and problem-solving techniques from their mentors. The center can help students seeking mentored experiences.

                                            M. L. Bean Life Science Museum

                                            Larry St. Clair, Director 
                                            Leigh Johnson, Associate Director for Research and Collections 
                                            Marta Adair, Assistant Director for Education 
                                            2103 MLBM

                                            Robert Johnson, Collections Manager, Herbarium 
                                            Byron Adams, Curator of Meiofauna 
                                            John Bell, Curator of Mollusks and Crustaceans 
                                            Shawn Clark, Collections Manager, Arthropods 
                                            Jerald Johnson, Assistant Curator of Fish 
                                            Leigh Johnson, Curator, Herbarium 
                                            Randy Larsen, Assistant Curator of Birds 
                                            Riley Nelson, Assistant Curator of Insects 
                                            Duke Rogers, Curator of Mammals 
                                            Dennis Shiozawa, Curator of Fish 
                                            Jack Sites, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians 
                                            Larry St. Clair, Curator of Nonvascular Cryptogams 
                                            Michael Whiting, Curator of Insects

                                            The Bean Life Science Museum is fully accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. A major addition and remodel of the museum was completed in 2014. Its vast teaching and research collections include more than two million arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, meiofauna and mollusks, and more than 700,000 plants, fungi, algae, and bryophytes. Specimens for these collections, which represent creative work by university faculty members and students, have been gathered from around the world, making the museum a major repository of scientific-quality, biological collections in the western United States.

                                            The museum and its collections are utilized by university classes in biology, plant and wildlife sciences, education, art, geography, and other disciplines. The museum also maintains and manages the Lytle Ranch Preserve. Located in the northernmost extension of the Mojave Desert southwest of St. George, Utah, this 600-acre desert "classroom" is situated in a part of Utah that is unique not only for its plant and animal communities, but also for its setting at the crossroads of three major bioregions.

                                            Public programs at the museum include temporary and permanent exhibits of natural communities that illustrate complex relationships between plants, animals, and their physical environment. Educational programs serve more than 150,000 annual visitors and provide classes and programs for public and private schools and many other organizations. Museum hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Sunday. Admission is free.

                                            The Western North American Naturalist, a nationally recognized peer-reviewed natural history journal, is administered by the museum. Other museum publications include professional and popular works such as A Utah Flora, Bark and Ambrosia Beetles of South America, Snakes of Utah, and Common Rocky Mountain Lichens.

                                             
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                                            Marriott School of Management

                                            Management

                                            Attract, develop, and place men and women of faith, character, and professional ability who will become outstanding leaders capable of dealing with change in a competitive global environment.

                                            Contact Information

                                            •     730 TNRB
                                            •    801-422-4121
                                            •   marriottschool@byu.edu
                                            •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/

                                              Advisement Center

                                              •     460 TNRB
                                              •    801-422-4285
                                              •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                              •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

                                                Departments

                                                Management Advisement Center

                                                Advisors are prepared to assist undergraduate students in successfully completing university, college, and major requirements. Students are encouraged to meet frequently with their advisors. Center personnel are available to help with registration, graduation requirements, fields of study, changes in major, and transfer evaluation, as well as to clarify policies and procedures.

                                                Undergraduate Programs

                                                Five undergraduate degrees are offered by the Marriott School of Management. The first is a bachelor's degree in management, which provides a broad management education. The program is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge, insight, maturity, competence, and a strong sense of moral and ethical character. An area of emphasis may be taken by students seeking specialization. These areas include marketing, global supply chain, strategy, organizational behavior/human resources, entrepreneurship, and general business.

                                                The second bachelor's degree is offered by the School of Accountancy to students seeking to combine accounting skills with broad management education (see the School of Accountancy section of this catalog for details). Accounting students interested in acquiring in-depth specialization or seeking careers in public accounting are encouraged to apply to the Master of Accountancy Program.

                                                The third bachelor's degree is offered by the Information Systems Department to students seeking to combine information systems skills with broad management education (see the Information Systems section of this catalog for details). Students interested in acquiring in-depth specialization in information systems are encouraged to apply to the Master of Information Systems Management Program.

                                                The fourth bachelor's degree is offered by the Recreation Management Department to students desiring a service-oriented profession that strengthens individuals, families, and communities by providing quality recreation programs. Students can choose between an emphasis in experience management or therapeutic recreation. A minor in nonprofit management is also available. Courses prepare students in the areas of leadership skills, program development and management, budgeting and finance, facilities management, and current issues in the recreation profession.

                                                The fifth bachelor's degree is offered by the Finance Department. The finance field deals with the control, management, and allocation of financial resources. Finance careers can be divided into two primary areas: 1) corporate finance, which deals with the financial problems of a business firm and 2) financial services, which focuses on solving financial problems for client firms. Finance is a high-demand, high-reward field with significant professional opportunities for motivated students.

                                                Graduation Application for Bachelor's Degree

                                                When a student has completed 86–96 earned hours (usually during the junior year), he or she should apply for graduation at the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center.

                                                Graduate Programs                                                               

                                                The Marriott School of Management offers the following graduate degrees:

                                                MAcc    Professional Accountancy
                                                MAcc    Tax
                                                MBA      Business Administration
                                                MISM    Information Systems Management
                                                MPA      Public Administration

                                                Individual program brochures are available from the Marriott School of Management. Also, refer to the Graduate Studies website.

                                                 
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                                                College of Nursing

                                                Nursing

                                                The College of Nursing at Brigham Young University, established in 1952, is accredited by the Utah State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The mission of the College of Nursing is to develop professional nurses who promote health, care for the suffering, engage in the scholarship of the discipline, invite the Spirit into health and healing, and lead with faith and integrity.

                                                Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to function in generalist roles in hospital and community settings. They also have excellent preparation for entrance into graduate programs. Graduates of the MS program are prepared for a variety of advanced practice and leadership roles in the health care delivery system.

                                                The college faculty are committed to creating a stimulating learning environment based on Christian principles. They maintain a broad range of research and clinical interests.

                                                Student resources include a fully equipped learning resource center with audiovisual and computer learning aids, a research center, and a state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory. Clinical practice opportunities exist in a variety of urban and rural hospital, school, home, and community settings along the Wasatch Front. Students may also gain extended experiences with specialized national and international health programs.

                                                Contact Information

                                                •     500 SWKT
                                                •    801-422-4144
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                                                •   http://nursing.byu.edu/

                                                  Advisement Center

                                                  •     551 SWKT
                                                  •    801-422-4173
                                                  •   nursing_advisement@byu.edu
                                                  •   http://nursing.byu.edu/academics/undergrad/advisement.aspx

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                                                    Scholarships and Awards

                                                    Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Information about additional sources of funding for study are available in the College of Nursing Undergraduate 
                                                    Advisement Center, and through the Graduate Program secretary respectively. Research assistantships and teaching assistantships are also available.

                                                     
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                                                    College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

                                                    Physical and Mathematical Sciences

                                                    The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences consists of seven departments: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics and Astronomy, and Statistics.

                                                    Contact Information

                                                    •     N-181 ESC
                                                    •    801-422-2674
                                                    •   cpms@byu.edu
                                                    •   http://cpms.byu.edu/

                                                      Advisement Center

                                                      •     N-181 ESC
                                                      •    801-422-2674
                                                      •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                      •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                        Departments

                                                        Freshmen who are interested in the physical and mathematical sciences but are undecided about a specific major are encouraged to register for one or more of the following science fundamentals core courses: Chem 111 or 105; C S 124 or 142; Geol 101 or 111; Math 112 or 113; MthEd 117; Phscs 121; Stat 121 or 151.

                                                        College Advisement Center

                                                        The advisement center provides information and help on registration, graduation requirements, policies and procedures, fields of study, changes of major, and many other aspects of the college's academic life.

                                                        Degrees Offered

                                                        Bachelor's degrees are offered in actuarial science, applied physics, biochemistry, chemistry, chemistry education, computer science, earth and space science education, geology, mathematics, mathematics education, physical science teaching, physics, physics-astronomy, physics teaching, and statistics.

                                                        The master of science degree is offered in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. The master of arts degree is available in mathematics education. The doctor of philosophy degree is offered in biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and physics/astronomy.

                                                        See specific departmental sections of this catalog for baccalaureate degree requirements. Graduate programs are detailed in the 2015-2016 BYU Graduate Catalog.

                                                         
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                                                        College of Religious Education

                                                        Religious Education

                                                        The mission of Religious Education at Brigham Young University is to assist individuals in their efforts to come unto Christ by teaching the scriptures, doctrine, and history of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ through classroom instruction, gospel scholarship, and outreach to the larger community.

                                                        Contact Information

                                                        •     370 JSB
                                                        •    801-422-2735
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                                                            Religious Education oversees the teaching of and research into scripture, doctrine, LDS and Christian church history, and world religions. We strive to create a learning environment and provide resources that are "spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, and character building" and an educational experience that results in "lifelong learning and service" (The Aims of a BYU Education).

                                                            Religious Education seeks to spread the light of restored truth to Latter-day Saints and to those not of the LDS faith in three ways:

                                                            1. Instruction. We seek in Religious Education to find new ways and more effective ways to communicate timeless truths and to provide "a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued" (BYU Mission Statement). In general, we search for ways to enhance the educational experience and to build a faith in and a commitment to the restored gospel that is as stimulating and satisfying to the mind as it is soothing and settling to the heart.
                                                            2. Scholarship. The search for new truths and the quest to better understand well-known truths are central to the work of Religious Education. While the ultimate interpretation of doctrinal matters rests with apostles and prophets, we seek to discover historical backgrounds, provide cultural and linguistic details, and explore new avenues of understanding into our faith, history, and way of life.
                                                            3. Outreach. An important dimension of the work of Religious Education is outreach, the effort to teach, share, and discuss Mormonism in the larger non-LDS community of scholars and to foster understanding between men and women of all faiths.

                                                            Degrees Offered

                                                            Religious Education offers two programs leading to a master's degree: Religious Education Master of Arts designed for individuals recommended by Seminaries and Institutes and Religious Studies Master of Arts for military chaplaincy candidates.

                                                            For further information on these programs, please contact the Religious Education Office. No other degree programs are offered in this area.

                                                            Scholarships and Awards

                                                            Graduate-level scholarships and awards are available to qualified students. Applications may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Religious Education.

                                                            Religious Studies Center

                                                            Thomas A. Wayment, Director 
                                                            167 HGB 
                                                            801-422-6975 
                                                            http://rsc.byu.edu/

                                                            The Religious Studies Center (RSC) is the research and publication arm of Religious Education. It continues to pursue its original charter to encourage and sponsor serious, faithful, gospel-related scholarship and the ensuing publication of that scholarship. It fulfills the charge to help meet the university's commitment to religious studies and Religious Education's aim to teach and preserve the doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It also serves the greater Church through the publication of the works of Religious Education faculty and other scholars who have written important, timely, scholarly work of a faith-promoting nature.

                                                            To encourage and promote religiously oriented scholarship, the RSC awards grants and provides other financial assistance. It proactively reaches out to faculty to encourage research in specific areas and supports them in the publication of their findings. To accomplish this the RSC sponsors two faculty mentors, known as area directors, who oversee and fund research in Church history and ancient scripture.

                                                             
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                                                            Dean of Students Office

                                                            Student Life

                                                            Student Life is a division of the University that includes the following areas:

                                                            Leadership for Student Life is provided by the Student Life Vice President.

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                                                                Office of Undergraduate Education

                                                                Undergraduate Education

                                                                The Office of Undergraduate Education supervises and fosters essential university-wide elements of the baccalaureate: General Education, Honors Program, First-Year Experience, and First-Year Mentoring. These interrelated programs together promote and champion teaching and learning within an integrated university education. They aim to enrich the educational experience and to benefit the life of each undergraduate student.

                                                                Contact Information

                                                                •     2006 JKB
                                                                •    801-422-3037
                                                                •   ugrad@byu.edu
                                                                •   http://ue.byu.edu

                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                  •     2500 WSC
                                                                  •    801-422-3826
                                                                  •   university_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                  •   https://universityadvisement.byu.edu/

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                                                                    First-Year Experience

                                                                    2006 JKB 
                                                                    (801) 422-4243 
                                                                    Email: fye@byu.edu 
                                                                    Website: http://fye.byu.edu

                                                                    The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) facilitates new students' transition to university life. This includes helping new students 1) make connections with peers and university personnel, 2) become acquainted with campus resources, and 3) improve their sense of purpose and motivation by increasing their understanding of BYU's unique mission and history. These efforts span the time between students' admission notification through the end of their first year on campus. Some of the FYE activities that help students transition to university life include Jumpstart, New Student Orientation, First-Year Seminar (UNIV 101), and the First-Year Arts Card program. 

                                                                    First-Year Mentoring

                                                                    2014 JKB 
                                                                    (801) 422-8176 or 1-877-890-5451 
                                                                    Email: fym@byu.edu 
                                                                    Website: fym.byu.edu

                                                                    First-Year Mentoring is designed to help all new students transition to and thrive in a challenging university environment. The First-Year Mentoring office reserves seats in high demand University Core (General Education plus Religious Education) classes and provides each new student with the support of an individual peer mentor.

                                                                    Within 2-3 weeks following notification of admission, students admitted for fall semester, and for spring and summer terms, are assigned to a peer mentor who will contact them in order to answer their questions and provide direction concerning "next steps" in their transition from high school to the university. Once on campus, the mentoring relationship continues as students are connected to mentors through registration in a mentored course. All new students are expected to enroll in a mentored course during their first fall and winter semesters. Mentors and students will meet at a few key points during the semester in order to discuss their experiences and help students connect with useful university resources (labs, advisors, faculty, etc.). Additionally, mentors work closely with the faculty members who teach mentored courses and facilitate relationships between students and the instructors.

                                                                    Transfer students are also eligible for and welcome to the support of a peer mentor during their first year at the university; however, access to mentored courses are reserved for freshmen. Students transferring to BYU will be contacted prior to their arrival in order to request a mentor.

                                                                    Honors Program

                                                                    350 MSRB
                                                                    801-422-3036
                                                                    Email: honors@byu.edu
                                                                    Website: http://honors.byu.edu/

                                                                    The University Honors Program is open to all capable, motivated undergraduate students who wish to broaden their education through interdisciplinary study and deepen it by producing original research in their home discipline. Especially welcome are students who seek both knowledge and wisdom, who want to use their intellect to build their faith and their faith to strengthen their intellect, and who bring a sense of curiosity, humility, and courage to their education. The breadth and depth of an Honors education develops leaadership qualities and encourages the integration of faith, intellect, and character. The central focus of the program is the study of big or "great" questions (e.g., justice, human agency and responsibility). Coursework teaches and models for students modes of intellectual inquiry that draw on the knowledge and skills of different disciplines, that are open to discovering "unexpected connections" between those disciplines, and that lead to a deeper, more careful and precise understanding of the questions we seek to answer (and have sought to answer for millenia). "University Honors" is a distinction awarded to any graduate of BYU who has met the Honors requirements; see the Honors Program section of this catalog for details. It will be recorded on the student's university diploma, on the official transcript of grades, and in the graduation program.

                                                                    National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Programs

                                                                    350D MSRB 
                                                                    801-422-9392 
                                                                    Email: national.scholarships@byu.edu 
                                                                    Website: nsfp.byu.edu

                                                                    The National Scholarships, Fellowships, and Programs office (NSFP) assists students in finding and applying for national, externally-funded, merit-based, competitive scholarships and fellowships, mostly for graduate study, but some for undergraduate language and research opportunities, as well as certain summer and study abroad programs.

                                                                    The NSFP office at BYU:

                                                                    The NSFP office works with a palette of about 30 scholarships and fellowships that changes from time to time. Students are encouraged to review the online information describing scholarships relevant to their educational and career objectives at nsfp.byu.edu, and to contact Fred Pinnegar in 350D Maeser Building (fred_pinnegar@byu.edu) for more information.

                                                                      
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                                                                    Accountancy

                                                                    School of Accountancy

                                                                    Department Information

                                                                    •     540 TNRB
                                                                    •    801-422-4195
                                                                    •   kara.white@byu.edu
                                                                    •   http://marriottschool.byu.edu/soa/

                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                      •     460 TNRB
                                                                      •    801-422-4285
                                                                      •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                      •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

                                                                        Programs

                                                                        Subject Areas

                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                        The degree programs in the school carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.

                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                        Accounting has been called the language of business in which accountants control, analyze, and report the financial resources of an enterprise. A good understanding of accounting principles and practices can serve as the basis for a career in any business field.

                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                        Accountants provide critical input and guidance in profit-seeking organizations, service and charitable organizations, educational institutions, government, public accounting firms—indeed, any organization that exists today.

                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                        MAcc in Professional Accountancy
                                                                        MAcc in Tax

                                                                        For more information see the current Marriott School of Management School of Accountancy website at http://marriottschool.byu.edu/macc and the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                        General Information

                                                                        Undergraduate Application Requirements

                                                                        All new students entering the undergraduate accounting program commence their study at the beginning of the fall semester. Admission into the undergraduate accounting program is based on consideration of the following:

                                                                        1. The applicant's overall GPA and GPA in the following prerequisite courses: Acc 200, Acc 310, Fin 201, Bus M 241, IS 110, and IS 201
                                                                        2. The applicant's personal statement
                                                                        3. Comments from professors
                                                                        4. A review of the overall academic record of the applicant

                                                                        Admission Policies

                                                                        The following policies apply in making admission decisions for each fall semester cohort of students:

                                                                        1. Admission to the undergraduate accounting program is by online application filed directly with the School of Accountancy. Applications are filed at http://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsacc/. Notice of admission decisions is given online.
                                                                        2. Each year, the last day to apply to commence study in the fall semester is the last business day in June at 4:30 p.m. A student may, however, apply for fall semester admission as early as November 1 in the preceding year. In most cases admission decisions are made on a monthly basis.
                                                                        3. Repeating the prerequisite courses (Acc 200, 310, Fin 201, Bus M 241, and IS 201) to improve grades for purposes of admission is strongly discouraged. Repeated prerequisite grades from BYU are discounted one full letter grade (e.g., a repeated grade of A is calculated as a B for admission purposes only). No prerequisite course may be repeated more than once. A minimum overall 3.0 GPA is required across all prerequisite courses. A grade of B or better is required in Acc 200 and Acc 310.
                                                                        4. The accounting program is designed for entry at the beginning of a student's junior year. Moreover, at the end of the junior year, many students immediately commence graduate studies. Therefore, a student entering the accounting program must have substantially completed general education requirements. It is also recommended that the student completes Econ 110 and M Com 320. These two courses must be completed before taking the Management Integrated Core or before entering the MAcc program.
                                                                        5. Potential applicants who will transfer from other schools are strongly encouraged to take Acc 310 at BYU and include an ACT/SAT score with their application, if the test was taken. Grades transferred from other schools are discounted .3 in the application process.
                                                                        6. The School of Accountancy reserves the right to allow exceptions in the admission process where it is deemed necessary to admit the most qualified students.
                                                                          
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                                                                        Aerospace Studies

                                                                        Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

                                                                        Department Information

                                                                        •     380 ROTC
                                                                        •    801-422-2671
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                                                                        •   http://afrotc.byu.edu/

                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                          •     460 TNRB
                                                                          •    801-422-4285
                                                                          •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                          •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

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                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                            Students must be accepted by the department into the program.

                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                            The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an educational program designed to provide students the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree. Four-year and three-year programs are available for both men and women.

                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                            Officer in the United States Air Force.

                                                                            General Information

                                                                            Textbooks, Uniforms, and Allowance. All textbooks, uniforms, and uniform accessories are furnished by the Air Force, in addition to the tax-free allowance of $300 to $500 per month.

                                                                            Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program. All current scholarship information can be found at http://afrotc.com/scholarships/types/.

                                                                            Field Training. All cadets must attend a field training camp in order to enter the Professional Office Corps (last two years). Cadets in the full four-year program will attend field training after the completion of their second (AS 200) year. Cadets who begin the program with less than 4 years remaining before graduation will attend Field Training after their first year in the program.

                                                                            This training gives an increased understanding of the Air Force mission, and operations to include expeditionary (deployed) operations. Cadets receive practical experience in leadership and management while residing on an Air Force base. Additionally, cadets are provided hands-on training in combatives, weapons qualifications, and contingency operations. Medical care, housing, food, and uniforms, as well as transportation to and from the training base, are provided.

                                                                            Extracurricular Activities. Each Air Force ROTC student will be able to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the Arnold Air Society, the color guard, and the rifle drill team. Selected cadets may also participate in summer programs such as the career-field shadow program.

                                                                            LDS Missions. Students who are accepted into the program and who desire to serve a Church mission must consult with department staff. Scholarship students may have their scholarship deferred while they fulfill a mission.

                                                                            Fifth-Year Cadets. Four-year program students in Air Force ROTC who are in a five-year university program are allowed a year of completed status after their senior AFROTC courses. Out-of-phase students and those who will be student teaching should consult with the department chair.

                                                                            Discipline. Training in the cadet corps is formulated and administered by the student officers with oversight from active duty officers. Air Force ROTC students are civilians and are not subject to military law.

                                                                            Veterans. A veteran seeking a commission through Air Force ROTC may have part or all of the freshman and sophomore program waived. Allowances are paid in addition to G.I. Bill benefits.

                                                                            Program Requirements

                                                                            Four-Year Program

                                                                            The more popular and preferred program is the traditional Four-Year Program. Interested freshmen register for aerospace studies in the fall semester, enrolling in aerospace studies courses in the same manner as other college courses. There is no military obligationfor the first two years of Air Force ROTC unless on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. During this time students learn more about the Air Force and the historical development of air power. After completing the first two years, known as the General Military Course (GMC), students may compete for entry into the last two years, the Professional Officer Course (POC). If accepted, students will attend a four-week summer field training encampment between their sophomore and junior years before entering the POC. Cadets in the POC study leadership, management, and national defense policy while receiving a nontaxable subsistence allowance for juniors and seniors each month.

                                                                            Three-Year Program

                                                                            Students entering the program as sophomores can "dual enroll" in both the Aeros 100 and 200 academics simultaneously. If accepted, students will attend a four-week field training the next summer.

                                                                            Qualifications

                                                                            1. Be a United States citizen.
                                                                            2. Be a full-time student.
                                                                            3. Be eighteen years of age, or seventeen years of age with parent's or legal guardian's consent.
                                                                            4. Be physically qualified.
                                                                            5. Be of good moral character.
                                                                            6. Be in good academic standing.
                                                                            7. Be interviewed and selected by a board of Air Force officers.
                                                                            8. Complete all commissioning requirements as follows:
                                                                              1. Pilot or navigator candidate: Complete before age twenty-nine so as to enter undergraduate pilot/navigator training before age thirty.
                                                                              2. Scholarship recipient: Complete before age thirty-one in eligible year of commissioning.
                                                                              3. Nonscholarship recipient: Complete before age thirty-five.
                                                                              4. Successfully pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.

                                                                            Required Courses

                                                                            1. General Military Courses: complete the following:
                                                                              • Aeros 100, 101, 110, 111, 200, 201, 210, 211.
                                                                            2. Professional Officer Courses: complete the following:
                                                                              • Aeros 300, 301, 310, 311, 400R, 401R, 410, 411.
                                                                              
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                                                                            Africana Studies Program

                                                                            IAS Africana Studies Program

                                                                            Department Information

                                                                            •     273 HRCB
                                                                            •    801-422-3548
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                                                                            •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/european-studies/

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                                                                                The Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program focused on the study of Africa, primarily through the humanities and social sciences. With its various courses on history, geography, culture, literature and politics, the program deepens your understanding of a continent of increasing importance in global politics and world economy. It is an excellent minor for students interested in medicine, law, business, education, humanities, economics, or working with government agencies, NGOs, or international organizations.

                                                                                  
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                                                                                American Studies Program

                                                                                Humanities American Studies Program

                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                •     4160 JFSB
                                                                                •    801-422-5295
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                                                                                •   http://humanities.byu.edu/

                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                  •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                  •    801-422-4789
                                                                                  •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                  •   http://hac.byu.edu/

                                                                                    Programs

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                                                                                    Admission to Program

                                                                                    The American Studies degree program is open enrollment.

                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                    The American Studies major examines the sweep of American experience, society, culture, and civilization from a variety of viewpoints—literature, history, gender, humanities, regions, politics, ethnic groups, geography, art, economics, religion, and folklore—based in core courses designed to examine the American experience from a variety of standpoints. Majors are encouraged to develop particular skills in writing; literary criticism; historical research; and social, political, and economic analysis. The program provides not only rich interdisciplinary experience but also exposure to a variety of excellent scholars and teachers.

                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                    On graduation, American Studies students are usually qualified to enter graduate and professional schools (for law, MBA, MPA, PhD), government or community service, or advanced graduate studies in the liberal arts, including American studies, American civilization, American culture, American history, and American literature.

                                                                                      
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                                                                                    Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program

                                                                                    IAS Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program

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                                                                                        Ancient Scripture

                                                                                        Department of Ancient Scripture

                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                        •     375A JSB
                                                                                        •    801-422-2067
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                                                                                        •   https://religion.byu.edu

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                                                                                            Message from the Chair

                                                                                            As an integral part of Brigham Young University and Religious Education, the Department of Ancient Scripture exists to "assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life" by teaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. In this context we seek to help students reach the aims of a BYU education through providing instruction and experiences that are spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, character building, and leading to a commitment of lifelong learning and service. The central means utilized by the faculty and staff of the department to help students obtain these goals is teaching and research concerning the doctrines, covenants, ordinances and history found in the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

                                                                                            In addition to assisting students to increase their "faith in God and in the restored gospel," those who successfully complete Ancient Scripture courses will have been instructed concerning the "reason for the hope" (JST 1 Peter 3:15, italics added) that is within them, thus emphasizing the importance of "learning, even by study and also by faith" (D&C 88:118).

                                                                                              
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                                                                                            Anthropology

                                                                                            Department of Anthropology

                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                            •     800 SWKT
                                                                                            •    801-422-3058
                                                                                            •   charles_nuckolls@byu.edu
                                                                                            •   https://anthropology.byu.edu

                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                              •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                              •    801-422-3541
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                                                                                              •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                All undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Anthropology are open enrollment.

                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                Anthropology’s central aims are to describe, interpret, and make meaningful human behavior in sociocultural systems. Anthropology also seeks to explain the similarities and differences in human behavior patterns among all peoples and cultures, both in the present and the past. Social and cultural anthropology study human society in the present, using participant-observation, interviewing, and other techniques to understand the full round of life in a single culture, a subculture, or a multicultural system. Archaeology provides methods for learning about the world’s peoples who are no longer living; thus it is an important part of the anthropological family of special skills and interests. Museum Studies integrates the above skills with the management, curation, research, and display of museum quality ethnographic and archaeological collections in professional museum settings.

                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                Distinctive contributions are made by both anthropology and archaeology majors, and therefore jobs are available wherever social and cultural differences or social system complexities exist. International development, social services, businesses, schools, development projects, medicine, and law all offer significant careers. Recent concern with environmental protection has opened up others. University teaching and research positions are limited in growth, but highly qualified students can find positions after obtaining the PhD.

                                                                                                For archaeology majors, both legal and societal interest in understanding and preserving the past have resulted in increased job opportunities in state and national agencies required to observe recent preservation laws and in private corporations serving this end. Archaeologists working in international regions are not only employable in scholastic venues of teaching and research, but also international heritage site development.

                                                                                                For those students interested in combining Museum Studies courses with anthropology, employment opportunities exist in many collections-related venues including museums, libraries, and research institutes that rely on maintaining large collections of specimens for scholarly use.

                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                MA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeology

                                                                                                A Museum Practices Certificate is available in conjunction with acceptance in the MA in Archaeology or a related MA program on campus.

                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                1. Each student wishing to major in anthropology should arrange through the college advisement center to counsel with an advisor and prepare a proposed sequence of study. Following this, the student should meet with the assigned faculty advisor for final approval of the program.
                                                                                                2. Undergraduate students are allowed some, but not excessive, specialization.
                                                                                                3. All degrees are in the field of anthropology.

                                                                                                Special Opportunities for Field Study

                                                                                                The department offers a number of unique curriculum and field study opportunities. Selected courses are regularly counted toward BYU’s major. Consult with the department chair or your faculty advisor about equivalencies.

                                                                                                Archaeology students complete their requirement in the field school typically held in conjunction with an ongoing, local (Utah) research project and occasionally in more exotic settings (Jordan).

                                                                                                Sociocultural faculty rotate leading ethnographic field schools abroad in India, Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                Art

                                                                                                Department of Art

                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                •     E-509 HFAC
                                                                                                •    801-422-2064
                                                                                                •   e509frontdesk@byu.edu
                                                                                                •   http://art.byu.edu/

                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                  •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                  •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                  •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                  •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

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                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                    Admission to the Department of Art is obtained by department application after completion of the prerequisite core and a portfolio review. For further details, please refer to visualarts.byu.edu. Students will have two opportunities to apply to their program of choice—one in March and one in November. Please see General Information below for more details, or contact the college advisement center (1-801-422-3777).

                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                    The Department of Art serves three main purposes: (1) to prepare competent professionals in various fields of art; (2) to prepare art educators for teaching art at the elementary and secondary levels; and (3) to generally develop individuals' aesthetic sense by helping them experience art.

                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                    The art education degree certifies the student as an art specialist in public or private institutions, grades K–12. Other opportunities for the certified art specialist are in foreign school systems, recreation programs, art museum education programs, and galleries. Students qualify for positions in artist-in-the-schools programs and arts councils and as art consultants/coordinators. The degree also provides a foundation for graduate study leading to advanced degrees.

                                                                                                    Studio art majors are prepared to compete as freelance, self-employed artists, working through galleries, exhibitions, and museums to promote and sell their work. The MFA degree also prepares artists to teach on a college or a university level. Other career opportunities include printmaking, illustration, production crafts, teaching, gallery and museum work, computer art applications, and other related careers.

                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                    MA in Art Education
                                                                                                    MFA in Studio Art

                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                    Prerequisite Core

                                                                                                    All prospective 2D studio, 3D studio, and art education students must complete the freshman core program before applying to the Department of Art. The freshman core will consist of the following open-enrollment courses: ART 114, 115, 133, 226.

                                                                                                    Talent Awards

                                                                                                    All students, pre-majors and accepted majors may apply for talent awards by completing the application found online at http://visualarts.byu.edu/. The deadline for talent award applications is February 1st of every year.

                                                                                                    Application Procedures for Freshmen

                                                                                                    High school students expecting to be admitted to BYU in Fall semester may apply for the talent award and can be accepted only once a year (February 1st). If accepted to the Art program through the talent award, the student will be expected to enroll in the core that first Fall semester and complete the pre-requisite classes.

                                                                                                    Sophomore-Through-Senior BFA Degree Program Enrollment

                                                                                                    Permission to enroll for sophomore-through-senior-level BFA degree program courses is granted to students upon satisfactory development of skills and creative abilities demonstrated in a portfolio of drawings and designs completed during the preceding year. Faculty from each major will assess portfolios of work submitted by students wishing to advance in their respective fields of study. Students invited to continue are permitted to enroll in specified courses at the next academic level.

                                                                                                    Transfer Students

                                                                                                    Transfer students in art disciplines must meet with the appropriate area coordinator. Transfer students are required to participate in a portfolio review; the deadline is March 15 for Fall semester, Spring term and Summer term, and November 15 for Winter semester. Contact the area coordinator.

                                                                                                    Note: Students not accepted into BFA degree programs may elect to remain in the bachelor of arts program in studio art. Students may apply to the BFA program no more than twice.

                                                                                                    Degree Program Coordinators/Advisors

                                                                                                    Coordinators are appointed to counsel students in each of the three majors. Coordinators will advise students about program objectives, course content and sequence, career goals, and other matters pertaining to their major field of study.

                                                                                                    Department Probationary Status

                                                                                                    Students can be placed on probationary status for the following:

                                                                                                    1. Inadequate academic performance.
                                                                                                    2. Unprofessional attitude and lack of commitment.
                                                                                                    3. BYU Honor Code violations.

                                                                                                    Licensure Option

                                                                                                    The BA and BFA are professional degrees. This non-degree licensure option is available to the BA and BFA Art majors.

                                                                                                    Please review the art education major requirements or contact the college advisement center. Note: This is not a second major.

                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                    Asian and Near Eastern Languages

                                                                                                    Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages

                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                    •     3064C JFSB
                                                                                                    •    801-422-5225
                                                                                                    •   scott_miller@byu.edu
                                                                                                    •   http://asiane.byu.edu/

                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                      •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                      •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                      •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                      •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages are open enrollment. Some special limitations apply for teaching minors.

                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                        The many countries of Asia and the Near East are among the oldest civilizations in the world. The study of the languages and cultures of these nations gives students access to some of the richest and most varied traditions of thought, belief, and behavior to be found. A large percentage of the vast, essentially non-Christian segment of the world’s population resides in these two zones: Asia—with its diverse heritage of belief in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and other systems of thought—continues to retain its “exotic” image for most Westerners, even though many nations in the region are at the forefront of contemporary politics and economics. The Near East, birthplace of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, remains a little-understood, often stereotyped area of considerable economic, strategic, and religious importance today.

                                                                                                        The languages of these regions are themselves generally difficult, with complex writing systems that require diligent study. But exposure to these languages and the cultures they express will enable students to look at the world from new perspectives and deepen their understanding of peoples whose history and practices are widely divergent from their own.

                                                                                                        Courses in the department equip students with verbal and written facility in the languages of their chosen area, whereas linguistics courses offer an understanding of how the languages are structured and acquired. A study of the literature reveals old and sophisticated traditions no less important than that of English or any other major language.

                                                                                                        Majors are available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and a second major in Arabic. Students can obtain a minor in Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, and Modern Hebrew. Each discipline is briefly described below.

                                                                                                        Arabic (second major program)

                                                                                                        Arabic study at BYU stresses facility in speaking a colloquial dialect and fluency in reading the press. The program is designed to supplement the Middle East Studies/Arabic major which prepares students for government-, agency-, and NGO-related work. The second major program, which is conceived as a supplement to the Middle East Studies/Arabic major, aims to push students' reading and speaking ability in the direction of the superior level.

                                                                                                        Chinese

                                                                                                        The study of Chinese accesses the literature, thought, culture, and society of the world's largest population with the longest cultural continuum; moreover, since the civilizations of Japan, Korea, and Vietnam are founded on traditional Chinese Confucianism, a major in Chinese opens up much of the wider world of modern Asia. You will communicate in spoken and written Mandarin, gain skills in analyzing and appreciating both traditional and modern literature, acquire effective research strategies, and learn to write clearly and persuasively. All the personal enrichment and interpersonal understanding that results from a liberal arts education in the humanities is offered through the study of Chinese.

                                                                                                        Hebrew

                                                                                                        The BYU Hebrew program offers courses and minor degrees in both Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew. Biblical Hebrew students develop appreciation for the Hebrew Bible and competence to read prose and poetry. The program is designed to provide students with habits of study so that they may enjoy a life-long exploration of the Hebrew Bible. Students of Modern Hebrew gain access to the spoken language of the State of Israel and, through it, to Jews throughout the world. The Modern Hebrew program emphasizes the ability to speak and understand Modern Hebrew, to analyze Israeli literature and media, and to appreciate the cultural dynamics of the language.

                                                                                                        Japanese

                                                                                                        The study of Japanese at the university level will provide students an opportunity to develop high level communication skills to acquire a greater understanding of Japan and its people. Additionally, students will be introduced to the rich cultural heritage of Japan in literature, thought, painting, music, and the other arts. The study of Japanese language and literature will introduce students to many of the major aspects of that heritage, while providing the kind of training in language and cultural skills that will prepare students to undertake careers in a wide variety of fields.

                                                                                                        Korean

                                                                                                        Korean is a difficult language, and at BYU we emphasize reading and writing the language as well as speaking and listening. Basic course work emphasizes linguistic skill and the language’s literary value and tradition.

                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                        Students who major or minor in the languages and cultures of Asia and the Near East will find that, as will any other humanities-centered course of study, they have been well provided with tools to communicate both in the target language and in English and have broadened and deepened their knowledge of the region of their choice. Career options are many and varied for such students, but those who do not plan to continue on in the academic study of the language are strongly urged to consider a second major or a strong minor in a practical field that can be combined with their language skills. In today's competitive world, language ability alone no longer provides the advantage it once offered on the job market. Students are urged to consult the College of Humanities Advisement Center, Career Placement Services, and their academic advisors for the best ways to make use of their language as they begin to seek employment.

                                                                                                        Arabic

                                                                                                        Graduates of our program find jobs in government agencies (the State Department, intelligence, the military), NGOs, and in international business. Many students use their Middle East Studies/Arabic major, or Arabic minor, as preparation for applying to MBA programs, law school, and medical or dental school.

                                                                                                        Chinese

                                                                                                        Chinese majors have all of the advantages of the liberal arts graduate (who claims effective communication and interpersonal skills) with the added edge of knowing the language and culture behind a leading world economy. Therefore, graduates enter the work force in a wide variety of occupations, such as journalism, insurance, business, travel, investment, and government service. They not only are marketable as trained linguists, translators, and cultural advisors, but are vigorously recruited as personnel managers and business representatives by companies with overseas interests. Graduates are also highly competitive in applying to professional schools for medicine, dentistry, law, and business.

                                                                                                        Hebrew

                                                                                                        Many students who minor in Biblical Hebrew major in Ancient Near Eastern Studies; some students continue on to earn Masters and Ph.D degrees. Eventually they are prepared to enter the academic field in a university setting, in seminary and institute programs of the Church Educational System, as independent researchers, or in related fields. Students who minor in Modern Hebrew will find the degree to be an asset if seeking jobs in government agencies (intelligence, State Department, military), international business, or the academic field.

                                                                                                        Japanese

                                                                                                        In recent years, graduates from the Japanese major at BYU have gone on to law, engineering, computer, or MBA programs, while others have continued on to medical school. A few have pursued graduate work in a variety of academic fields at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Others have gone directly to work in government service, in the military, and in American or Japanese business firms where their language ability and cultural background are in high demand. Some also pursue careers in translation or language teaching.

                                                                                                        Korean

                                                                                                        Most of the jobs available for students with a Korean major are in government (NSA, CIA, FBI, etc.), but Korean majors also have all the advantages of a liberal arts degree. Many of our graduates go on to professional schools, law, business, or medicine. Korean is an excellent complement, either as a major or minor, to studies in prelaw, political science, accounting, English, international relations, and many other majors available on campus. Korean is an important language in the world of diplomacy and defense, as well as the world of international business. (Korea is the eighth largest trading partner of the U.S.) Our graduates have been hired by the U.S. government and by U.S., international, and Korean businesses. They work in technical areas as well, involving everything from computers to broadcasting to medicine.

                                                                                                        General Information

                                                                                                        The Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                        Language Credit by Examination

                                                                                                        Credit by examination is available for many lower-division courses of the above-listed languages. Enrollment in an advanced class is prerequisite to taking the examination.

                                                                                                        The following languages are not taught on a regular basis but may be offered if sufficient demand exists. Credit by examination is available for some of the Near Eastern languages listed below.

                                                                                                        Language Certificate Program

                                                                                                        The Language Certificate Program is available in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean for all matriculated BYU students who are pursuing any BYU undergraduate degree. A student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams.

                                                                                                        The Language Certificate Program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB). For more information and course requirements, visit http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                        MA in Second Language Teaching (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean)

                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                        Asian Studies Program

                                                                                                        IAS Asian Studies Program

                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                        •     273 HRCB
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                                                                                                            The Asian Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers and advanced study in the specialized field of Asia not provided by a major in one department. In the program, students acquire working competence in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or another approved Asian language; a broad knowledge of Asian civilization; and a specialized knowledge in a more narrowly defined emphasis: China Studies, Japan Studies, or Korea Studies. Minors are offered in a China track, Japan track, Korea track, or Pan Asia track.

                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                            The Asian Studies major is useful to those contemplating careers in academic areas, private industry, or government service. A strong background in Asian Studies will prepare students for advanced training in business, law, and international affairs.

                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                            Bachelor of General Studies

                                                                                                            Bachelor of General Studies Program (BGS)

                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                            •     315 HCEB
                                                                                                            •    801-422-4351
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                                                                                                                Brigham Young University's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Program offers former BYU students who are no longer able to attend BYU and have been away from the university for some time an opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree from home. Applicants must have already completed 30 credit hours (exam credit excluded) at the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student and must abide by the Church Educational System Honor Code and receive an annual ecclesiastical endorsement. This program is not available to current BYU students.

                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                Applicants complete the admission procedure through the Bachelor of General Studies Office and pay a fee of $35. The BGS program is open to former students who meet all of the following criteria:

                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                The bachelor of general studies degree is designed to help former BYU students utilize their previously earned credit as much as possible. The BGS uses the same BYU curriculum offered on campus and requires the same general education, religious education, and campus residency as on-campus degrees. Up to 90 of the required 120 credit hours may be earned through Independent Study. The major is general studies, with an emphasis in one of six areas of study. The emphasis adds a measure of specialization and can be completed in one of the following areas: American studies, English, family life, history, management, or psychology. The History emphasis offers both History and Family History tracks.

                                                                                                                Students may earn only one emphasis and do not have the option of creating custom-made areas of study. However, within the number of general electives available, students can utilize credit previously earned in a former major or choose to take courses in a particular concentration.

                                                                                                                The BGS is a fully accredited bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. Students pursue this program for a variety of reasons. Some desire a sense of accomplishment—to complete a degree they began years ago. Others are looking for career advancement or to eventually pursue a postgraduate degree.

                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                Biology

                                                                                                                Department of Biology

                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                •     4101 LSB
                                                                                                                •    801-422-4972
                                                                                                                •   Dennis_Shiozawa@byu.edu
                                                                                                                •   http://biology.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                  •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                  •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                  •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

                                                                                                                    Programs

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                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                    All degrees within this department are open enrollment programs.

                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                    Programs in the Department of Biology focus on training students in the organismal and broader perspectives of the biological sciences. Fields include systematics of taxonomic groups, ecology, and evolution, which often rely on the application of molecular biology and genetics.

                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                    Biology entails rigorous, broad training and synthetic reasoning, which prepare students for careers in a wide variety of professional fields ranging from technical work in research laboratories to field technicians for environmental research companies or government agencies. Majors may develop their interest in such diverse areas as environmental biology, evolutionary biology, aquatic biology, molecular biology, plant biology, or taxonomy. Students satisfy the requirements for graduate studies in the biological sciences or professional schools.

                                                                                                                    The bioinformatics major is for students with interests in both the computer and the biological sciences. The degree merges these interests in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, giving students the skills for graduate or professional (medical, dental, law) schools or immediate employment opportunities after completing the undergraduate program, especially with biotechnology companies.

                                                                                                                    The biological science education program provides a solid foundation in courses that meet the National Science Teachers Association certification requirements for secondary education biology teaching. The program also prepares students for continuing their education in graduate school.

                                                                                                                    Preveterinary medicine students interested in veterinary medicine are encouraged to incorporate required preveterinarycurriculum into an academic program of their choosing. See the description of the biology major for additional information.

                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                    This department offers MS and PhD degrees.

                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                    BYU Conference Center

                                                                                                                    BYU Conference Center

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                                                                                                                    •     2255 CONF
                                                                                                                    •    801-422-7700
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                                                                                                                        The BYU Conference Center is located east of the Marriott Center and adjacent to the Harman Continuing Education Building. The primary host facility for conference guests on campus, it is especially equipped to provide a favorable learning environment for guests participating in conferences, workshops, training seminars, and other educational programs. University units may sponsor or cosponsor conference center events. When certain qualifications are met, off-campus professional, government, corporate, civic, religious, family, or community organizations may also schedule events. The center is not available to promote a product or service or for other entrepreneurial efforts.

                                                                                                                        Those interested in scheduling the center are invited to contact the BYU Conference Center.

                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                        BYU Salt Lake Center

                                                                                                                        BYU Salt Lake Center

                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                        •     345 West North Temple Street, 3 Triad Center, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84180-1203
                                                                                                                        •    801-933-9400
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                                                                                                                            The BYU Salt Lake Center, a department within the Division of Continuing Education, extends the Provo campus into the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas in offering 150 undergraduate university courses each semester. Most courses are conveniently held during the afternoon and evening hours to accommodate the schedules of 1,200 full- and part-time students who attend each semester. Students register for BYU Salt Lake Center classes using the university's online registration system.

                                                                                                                            Students not admitted to Brigham Young University are welcome to take classes at the BYU Salt Lake Center if they have earned a high school diploma (or passed the GED), are willing to abide by the Church Educational System Honor Code and the BYU Dress and Grooming Standards, receive an ecclesiastical endorsement, and are cleared for enrollment at the center.

                                                                                                                            Students formally admitted to BYU's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program may complete university core (religion and general education) and required emphasis courses at the Salt Lake Center without further clearance. For admission and program details see the Bachelor of General Studies section in this catalog.

                                                                                                                            The EMPA (Executive Master of Public Administration), and EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) programs are also offered at the center, enabling students to pursue graduate degrees by continuing to work during the day. For admission and program details see the Graduate Catalog.

                                                                                                                            Class schedules for each semester or term are listed in the BYU class schedule, at http://slc.byu.edu, and in the university's online registration system.

                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                            Chemical Engineering

                                                                                                                            Department of Chemical Engineering

                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                            •     350 CB
                                                                                                                            •    801-422-7863
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                                                                                                                            •   http://chemicalengineering.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                              •     242 CB
                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4325
                                                                                                                              •   engineering_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                              •   https://www.et.byu.edu/Advisement

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                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                Chemical engineering is the application of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, computer skills, and economics to designing, developing, and implementing chemical processes that convert raw materials into more useful, valuable products. Engineering skills are required for design, testing, scale-up, operation, control, and optimization. Applications range in size from the molecular level to large chemical production facilities with objectives ranging from economic performance to protection of the environment and the safety of workers and consumers. Chemical engineers are engaged in developing and producing a diverse range of products from raw materials to commodity and specialty chemicals. These products include high-performance materials needed for aerospace, automotive, biomedical, electronic, environmental, and military applications. Chemical engineers work in a variety of industries, including chemical manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, electronics, food, clothing, paper, health care, and business services.

                                                                                                                                Educational Objectives

                                                                                                                                The Chemical Engineering Department's educational objectives apply to graduates in the years following their graduation. These graduates will:

                                                                                                                                1. Remain committed to and exhibit lives of faith in Jesus Christ and service to family and community (including church).
                                                                                                                                2. Exemplify a dedication to life-long learning beyond their degree, including staying abreast and informed of contemporary and global issues, to develop professionally and grow intellectually.
                                                                                                                                3. Be effective and innovative in developing and implementing solutions to open-ended problems (technical and/or non-technical), and thereby contribute to the improvement of society. In doing this, graduates will draw on the foundation of a broad university education and of excellent preparation in mathematics, science, and engineering.
                                                                                                                                4. Exemplify sound ethics, be professionally responsible, interact effectively with others, appreciate their contributions, and contribute to their growth and development.

                                                                                                                                These objectives will be achieved through the development of the following attributes in students graduating from the program:

                                                                                                                                1. A knowledge of the requirements of the chemical engineering major, familiarity with professional opportunities, and a knowledge of contemporary issues.
                                                                                                                                2. An ability to apply knowledge of fundamental principles of mathematics and science.
                                                                                                                                3. An ability to apply knowledge of chemical engineering fundamentals.
                                                                                                                                4. Practical experience with chemical process equipment, chemical handling, chemical analysis, and process instrumentation, including the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
                                                                                                                                5. An ability to use modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
                                                                                                                                6. An ability to define and solve engineering problems, including the utilization of creative and innovative skills.
                                                                                                                                7. An understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context./li>
                                                                                                                                8. An ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written form.
                                                                                                                                9. An ability to work effectively with others from diverse backgrounds to accomplish common goals.
                                                                                                                                10. An ability to apply chemical engineering fundamentals to design process units and systems of process units including multiple operations, within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
                                                                                                                                11. An appreciation for and a commitment to ethical, professional, and personal responsibilities.
                                                                                                                                12. An appreciation for and a commitment to the continuing pursuit of excellence and the full realization of human potential in self and others.

                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                The combination of knowledge about process engineering, math, and chemistry obtained in the chemical engineering curriculum is a versatile preparation that opens a wide variety of opportunities to graduates. This versatility is one reason why chemical engineers have traditionally been among the highest paid professionals in the engineering and science disciplines.

                                                                                                                                Chemical engineers make a significant difference in the quality of life. Some develop clean, new energy sources to power society. Some develop and produce fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals to feed mankind. Virtually all pharmaceuticals are produced by chemical engineers to enhance the life of millions. Others study and produce biomedical devices and artificial organs. Still others are involved in development and production of new materials for use in new high-tech products.

                                                                                                                                Chemical engineers produce chemicals ranging in use from cleaning products to medicines and from man-made fibers for clothing and textiles to plastics for construction and consumer goods. Another large employer of chemical engineers is the semiconductor industry. In work that involves significant knowledge of chemistry and related processes, chemical engineers assist in the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips and circuit boards. The petroleum industry also employs chemical engineers, requiring their expertise for the discovery, production, and refining of petro-chemicals, including fuels, chemicals, and oils.

                                                                                                                                Many chemical engineers are employed in environmentally related positions, working on ways to improve air and water quality, to reduce acid rain and smog, and to recycle and reduce waste. Additionally, chemical engineers are employed by universities as teachers and researchers and by government agencies to provide answers for energy, environmental, and defense concerns. Chemical engineers also train to work in the medical, business, and legal professions.

                                                                                                                                Though chemical engineering career opportunities are diverse, job functions can be categorized more easily. Chemical engineers are usually involved in research, design, development, production, technical sales, or management.

                                                                                                                                In research, they develop new ideas, new products, and new ways to produce existing products more economically and with less environmental impact.

                                                                                                                                In design, they create the processes that convert raw materials into finished products with emphasis on efficiency, safety, consumer needs, and environmental protection.

                                                                                                                                The development engineer improves existing processes and technology to better meet changing needs.

                                                                                                                                Production engineering involves supervision, quality control, and testing of production processes and operations.

                                                                                                                                Management and technical sales involve decision making with regard to consumer needs and technical capabilities.

                                                                                                                                Chemical engineers are creative problem solvers. Their careers are rewarding not only from an intellectual and financial view, but also from a personal perspective. Affecting the lives of millions, their solutions provide a better lifestyle for mankind.

                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                MS in Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                                                PhD in Chemical Engineering

                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                The Chemical Engineering Department offers a professional program leading to the bachelor of science degree.

                                                                                                                                Any student who is admitted to the university may choose this program as a possible major. All students are urged to declare their intention to major in the department upon first entry to the university or as soon thereafter as possible by contacting the college advisement center (242 CB). The Chemical Engineering Department requires the student to meet with their department advisor upon completion of Ch En 273 and Math 302 or equivalent.

                                                                                                                                Transfer Students. Provisions have been made so that a qualified student transferring from a junior college or from another university, college, or department, who has completed the equivalent of the first two years of the academic program, can complete the BS degree requirements in another two years. Contact the department at the earliest date possible so that any variations can be accommodated with minimum loss of time.

                                                                                                                                Integrated Master's Program. At the end of the sophomore year or during the junior year, qualified students desiring a master's degree in chemical engineering may elect to enter the integrated master's program. The purpose of this program is to afford greater flexibility in scheduling course work than is normally available through the traditional BS degree followed by MS degree program. In this program students may work toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees simultaneously, either receiving the BS degree before or at the same time as the MS degree. At the end of the sophomore year students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more. All credit to be counted toward the master's degree must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

                                                                                                                                Before completing the final 30 hours of undergraduate course work, students should submit a formal application for admission to the Office of Graduate Studies. Additional details may be obtained from the college advisement center.

                                                                                                                                Professional Registration. The Chemical Engineering Department encourages graduates to become registered professional engineers. General qualifications for becoming registered are explained in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology section of this catalog. Some states require this status for consulting and practice in the private sector. Successful completion of the basic chemical engineering program outline prepares graduates to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Students who wish to become registered as professional engineers are also advised to talk to their advisor about developing their own professional engineering option, which may include additional FE preparation courses.

                                                                                                                                Professional Program Admission Policy. Admission to the professional program is available to all students in good academic standing with the university who have (a) passed the prerequisite courses for the first-semester professional courses, namely Ch En 273 and Math 302, and (b) submitted to the department an Application for the Chemical Engineering Professional Program.

                                                                                                                                The Application for the Chemical Engineering Professional Program requires the student to meet with their department advisor for direction and counseling with regard to performance in the preprofessional program courses and successful completion of the professional program.

                                                                                                                                Academic Standards and Continuance Policy. The student's academic standing with the university must be "Good" or "Previous" to enroll in professional program courses. Anyone who accumulates chemical engineering grades below C– in excess of 6 hours may not take further chemical engineering courses until he or she has reduced the unacceptable credits to 6 hours or less. A student may not graduate with more than 3 hours below C– in chemical engineering courses and courses used to fulfill the technical electives requirement. Since all grades earned for a course (original and any retakes) are retained in university records and GPA calculations, this policy applies to the most recent grades for retaken courses.

                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                Chemistry and Biochemistry

                                                                                                                                Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                •     C-104 BNSN
                                                                                                                                •    801-422-4917
                                                                                                                                •   gburton@chem.byu.edu
                                                                                                                                •   http://www.chem.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                  •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                  •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                  •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

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                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                    All degree programs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                    Chemists and biochemists study the fundamental processes that govern the natural world, including atomic structure and how atoms interact to form molecules and materials. They study the mechanisms of chemical processes, including those that underpin living systems such as the transfer of information from DNA to RNA to proteins. They work to develop simplifying models (theories) that permit the correlation and explanation of observations about the behavior of matter. Chemical principles are fundamental to the understanding of subjects ranging from the molecular biology of life to the structure of rocks and minerals. Chemistry and biochemistry provide an essential foundation for the medical sciences, engineering (especially chemical engineering), electronics, energy, environmental sciences, materials science, pharmacy, and virtually all manufacturing processes.

                                                                                                                                    Chemistry and biochemistry are active branches of science that are vital to human existence. Inasmuch as the field embraces all aspects of the material world, it is subdivided into five areas of interest. Examples of these diverse areas include the regulation of protein synthesis, cellular signal transduction at the molecular level and proteometrics (biochemistry), design and synthesis of medicinal compounds (organic chemistry), design and synthesis of new molecular structures and materials (inorganic chemistry), spectroscopic study of energy transfer and molecular structures (physical chemistry), and analysis of medicinal compounds, biological materials, and contaminants or trace elements found in the environment (analytical chemistry).

                                                                                                                                    Chemistry and biochemistry involve far more than test tubes and beakers. They include sophisticated methodologies such as recombinant DNA technology, working with a variety of instruments such as mass spectrometers, calorimeters, chromatographs, ultracentrifuges, lasers, X-ray diffractometers, electron microscopes and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, all of which are used by undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students at BYU. Computers also play an important role in these disciplines, with applications varying from simulation of molecules and the collection and analysis of data.

                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                    Graduates in chemistry and biochemistry obtain positions in virtually every industry, and those who have imagination and intellectual curiosity are in particular demand. The disciplines also provide an excellent preprofessional course of study for those interested in medicine, dentistry, law, and business. The chemistry and biochemistry curricula are both rigorous and intellectually rewarding.

                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                    MS in Chemistry
                                                                                                                                    MS in Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                    PhD in Chemistry
                                                                                                                                    PhD in Biochemistry

                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                    Required High School Preparation

                                                                                                                                    1. It is recommended that a student complete the following courses in high school:
                                                                                                                                      • 3 units of English.
                                                                                                                                      • 2 units of physical science, chemistry, and physics.
                                                                                                                                      • 4 units of mathematics, consisting of 2.5 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry, and 0.5 unit of trigonometry. This should qualify students to begin college mathematics with Math 112, analytic geometry and calculus.

                                                                                                                                        Because mathematics provides the foundation for all work in the physical and mathematical sciences, particular attention should be paid to high school preparation in this subject.

                                                                                                                                        To decide which mathematics course should be taken first, contact the Mathematics Department, 292 TMCB, and request a mathematics placement test.

                                                                                                                                    2. All students, especially freshmen and those transferring, should contact the department between March and August each year for advisement about efficient course scheduling and opportunities for student employment.

                                                                                                                                    Scholarships

                                                                                                                                    Kenneth W. Brighton, H. Tracy Hall, Ida Tanner Hamblin, Boyd A. Waite and other scholarships are available to qualified chemistry majors at the sophomore level and above.

                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                    Church History and Doctrine

                                                                                                                                    Department of Church History and Doctrine

                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                    •     375B JSB
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                                                                                                                                        Message from the Chair

                                                                                                                                        As an integral part of Brigham Young University, the Department of Church History and Doctrine seeks to assist individuals in their quest for both intellectual and spiritual growth. We endeavor to foster lifelong attitudes of character improvement and service to church and community. We focus our efforts in two general areas.  First, we seek to teach with verve and spirit, and thereby assist students in learning and internalizing important historical and doctrinal truths of the restored gospel. Second, we desire to become skilled researchers and writers, to publish materials which help others understand our history, our faith, and our people.

                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                        Civic Engagement Program

                                                                                                                                        FHSS Civic Engagement Program

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                                                                                                                                        •     359 SWKT
                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-9755
                                                                                                                                        •   civicengagement@byu.edu​
                                                                                                                                        •   https://civicengagement.byu.edu

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                                                                                                                                          •     1041 JFSB
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                                                                                                                                            ​Mission

                                                                                                                                            The mission of the Office of Civic Engagement is to provide students and faculty with the appropriate skills and meaningful opportunities to become engaged in their respective communities. We seek to promote civic service and to encourage everyone to find ways to solve the problems around them.
                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                            Civil and Environmental Engineering

                                                                                                                                            Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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                                                                                                                                            •     368 CB
                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-6234
                                                                                                                                            •   civil@et.byu.edu
                                                                                                                                            •   http://ceen.et.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                              •     242 CB
                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4325
                                                                                                                                              •   engineering_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                              •   https://www.et.byu.edu/Advisement

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                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                The degree program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                The BYU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering prepares students for professional involvement in structural, water resources, environmental, geotechnical (soils), and transportation engineering.

                                                                                                                                                Structural engineers analyze and design buildings, bridges, and other structures. The engineer applies principles of physics, mathematics, and engineering to develop efficient yet safe designs. Sophisticated computer models are used in these analyses. Materials used by structural engineers include steel, aluminum, concrete, masonry, wood, and composites.

                                                                                                                                                Water resource and environmental engineers design pipeline systems, water treatment plants, dams, flood control structures, waste disposal sites, and environmental restoration projects. Computer modeling and analyses are used in design and to forecast storm runoff, flooding, and movement of contaminants in surface and subsurface waters. Environmental engineers evaluate and reduce pollutants from natural, human, agricultural, and industrial sources to preserve the beauty and quality of air, land, and water.

                                                                                                                                                Geotechnical engineers design structures composed of or located within earth materials, including foundations for buildings and bridges, retaining walls, earth dams, highway embankments, tunnels, and liners for landfills. Field and laboratory tests on soil and rock, along with empirical and computer models, are used to assure safety and economy in design.

                                                                                                                                                Traffic and transportation engineers apply scientific principles to the planning, design, construction, operation, and management of transportation systems, including highways, airports, and mass transit facilities. Transportation engineers are responsible for the safe, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods. Computer models and simulations are frequently used by traffic engineers for geometric design and for planning, operating, and managing transportation networks, including intermodal systems.

                                                                                                                                                Department Mission Statement

                                                                                                                                                The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to produce graduates who possess technical competence in their chosen specialty area of civil engineering, integrity, and a commitment to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that will prepare them to serve and contribute as innovators, professional engineers, and leaders in the global community.

                                                                                                                                                Program Educational Objectives

                                                                                                                                                The undergraduate program in civil engineering has the following educational objectives:

                                                                                                                                                1. Develop innovative engineers who competently apply recognized technical methods to meet human needs for water, shelter, and transportation.
                                                                                                                                                2. Develop leaders with global awareness who hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public while sustaining and protecting the environment.
                                                                                                                                                3. Develop citizens with moral character and commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ who provide life-long service to the public, church, and professional community.

                                                                                                                                                Expected Learning Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                These objectives are intended to develop the following outcomes in students graduating from the civil engineering program:

                                                                                                                                                1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus-based physics, chemistry, and geology.
                                                                                                                                                2. An ability to design and conduct civil engineering experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret the data.
                                                                                                                                                3. An ability to design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
                                                                                                                                                4. An ability to lead and function on multidisciplinary teams.
                                                                                                                                                5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
                                                                                                                                                6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, and their relationship with faith.
                                                                                                                                                7. An ability to communicate effectively.
                                                                                                                                                8. The broad education necessary to understand sustainability—the impact of engineering solutions in a societal, environmental, and economic context.
                                                                                                                                                9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning, professional licensure, and service.
                                                                                                                                                10. A knowledge of contemporary issues including globalization.
                                                                                                                                                11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
                                                                                                                                                12. An ability to explain basic concepts in management, business, and public policy.
                                                                                                                                                13. An ability to apply knowledge of geotechnical engineering.
                                                                                                                                                14. An ability to apply knowledge of structural engineering.
                                                                                                                                                15. An ability to apply knowledge of transportation engineering.
                                                                                                                                                16. An ability to apply knowledge of water resources engineering.

                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                Civil engineers are employed in industry, private consulting, and government. Industries employing many civil and environmental engineers include construction, transportation, aerospace, petroleum, and mining. Many civil engineers enter private consulting practices, and many eventually establish their own firms. The yellow-page directories for major cities generally list many civil, structural, environmental, geotechnical, and transportation engineering firms.

                                                                                                                                                Civil engineers are also employed by national, state, and local governments. Most cities and counties have engineering departments staffed largely by civil engineers. Departments of transportation, environmental protection agencies, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation hire many civil engineers.

                                                                                                                                                Civil engineering may be used as a preprofessional program for careers in architecture, law, and business.

                                                                                                                                                Because civil engineers design structures that affect public health and safety, licensure as a Professional Engineer is required for most positions. A necessary prerequisite for licensure is graduation from an accredited engineering program. The civil engineering program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                MS in Civil Engineering
                                                                                                                                                PhD in Civil Engineering

                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the department regarding their course scheduling.

                                                                                                                                                Qualified students from junior colleges with adequate preengineering programs can normally complete the BS degree in two additional years. Students who transfer into the department from other universities or from other departments at BYU will be placed in the civil engineering program according to an evaluation of completed work. Prospective transfer students should contact the department as soon as possible so that any variations can be accommodated with a minimum loss of time.

                                                                                                                                                A maximum of 9 credit hours with D grades are allowed in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering classes. Clearance for graduation will be denied until D credits are reduced to 9 hours or less.

                                                                                                                                                Professional Engineer Registration

                                                                                                                                                The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering encourages graduates to become registered Professional Engineers. General qualifications for becoming registered are explained in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology section of this catalog. This status is vital to engineering practice in the public sector and to much consulting work. The civil engineering program prepares graduates to successfully complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, an important step in becoming registered. Students who wish to strengthen their preparation for the FE exam should select the required engineering courses with this need in mind.

                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                Communication Disorders

                                                                                                                                                Department of Communication Disorders

                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                •     140 TLRB
                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-4318
                                                                                                                                                •   comdsec@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                •   http://education.byu.edu/comd

                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                  •     350 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3426
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                                                                                                                                                  •   http://education.byu.edu/ess

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                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                    This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental approval for admission. Please see the information below regarding requirements for admission to this major. Additional information is available on the department's website: http://education.byu.edu/comd.

                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                    The discipline of communication disorders contains two related fields, speech-language pathology and audiology. The field of speech-language pathology is focused on helping individuals develop their communication abilities or regain lost communication skills through rehabilitation services. The field serves persons with speech and language disorders such as stuttering, articulation problems, aphasia, voice disorders, language delay, and similar communication difficulties. Students develop a knowledge base about speech and language development, the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, the neurology of perception and production of speech and language, the disorders that cause speech and language problems, and the intervention and remediation strategies for treating communication disorders. Professionals often work in public schools, hospitals, private or community clinics, or private practice.

                                                                                                                                                    Audiology is a profession that deals with the measurement of hearing and hearing impairment. Audiology includes the study of the nervous system and how we process auditory information, the testing and analysis of disorders of the auditory system, the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive listening devices to enhance hearing capabilities in individuals with hearing loss or other disorders of the auditory system. Professionals typically work with hearing aid manufacturers, in public schools, hospitals, private or community clinics, or in private practice.

                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                    This is a preprofessional program leading to a graduate degree that is required for entrance into the profession.

                                                                                                                                                    Program Acceptance Requirements

                                                                                                                                                    Students must be accepted into the Communication Disorders (ComD) major before they may take 300- or 400-level courses in the department. To apply, students must have completed the following three courses:

                                                                                                                                                    1. Stat 121
                                                                                                                                                    2. PDBio 220
                                                                                                                                                    3. ComD 133

                                                                                                                                                    Acceptance to the program is based on the grade point average (GPA) from these three courses. The minimum GPA required for admission to the program is determined by number of students admitted to the program (currently 100), and the minimum GPA will thus vary from year to year. Both the number of students admitted and the minimum GPA required for admission are subject to change. GPA data on previous years are available on the department website.

                                                                                                                                                    Only one repeat of each course is allowed for purposes of determining acceptance to the major. The application deadlines are January 1, May 1, and September 1. Application forms are available in the Education Student Services Center (350 MCKB), the ComD department office (136 TLRB), or on the department's web site at http://education.byu.edu/comd. These same program acceptance requirements must be followed to declare a minor in ComD.

                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                    MS in Communication Disorders

                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                    Communications

                                                                                                                                                    School of Communications

                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                    •     360 BRMB
                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-2997
                                                                                                                                                    •   comms_secretary@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                    •   https://cfac.byu.edu/comms

                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                      •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                                                                      •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                      •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                                                                                                                                                        Programs

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                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                        The BYU School of Communications prepares students for careers in fields related to mass communication, such as advertising, journalism, and public relations. The school is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Grounded in a strong liberal arts foundation, this program provides a balance between scholarship and professional skills. This goal is accomplished by requiring core courses and electives that enhance critical thinking about the discipline, while providing courses in emphasis areas that afford additional skills for each profession. See emphasis descriptions for additional information about their discipline and career opportunities.

                                                                                                                                                        Educational Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                        The School of Communications exists to help students become professional and scholarly communicators whose messages contribute to a better society by benefiting the organizations for which they work and the audiences they reach.

                                                                                                                                                        1. Students will be able to communicate effectively with their audiences. In particular, students will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                          • Prepare mass communication messages in the appropriate style.
                                                                                                                                                          • Apply appropriate technology to the creation and dissemination of messages.
                                                                                                                                                          • Plan communication that serves audience needs.
                                                                                                                                                          • Use appropriate research methods to answer relevant questions.
                                                                                                                                                        2. Students will act professionally in their practice. In particular, students will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                          • Practice communication within legal boundaries.
                                                                                                                                                          • Exhibit standards of professional behavior.
                                                                                                                                                          • Demonstrate sensitivity to the ethical issues of their practice.
                                                                                                                                                          • Be literate in the language of the media industries.
                                                                                                                                                        3. Students will be scholars of the mass communication process. In particular, students will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                          • Apply relevant theory to communication practice.
                                                                                                                                                          • Understand the factors that shape(d) their profession.
                                                                                                                                                          • Value freedom of speech in the marketplace of ideas.
                                                                                                                                                          • Think critically about the relationship between mass media and society.
                                                                                                                                                        4. Students will be able to apply Gospel-centered values as they contribute to society. In particular, students will be able to:
                                                                                                                                                          • Demonstrate respect for diversity and agency in a global society.
                                                                                                                                                          • Exercise moral reasoning when faced with ethical dilemmas.
                                                                                                                                                          • Show a commitment to making a positive difference within their sphere of influence.
                                                                                                                                                          • Critically evaluate media-related issues in light of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                        The degree programs in the School of Communications have a departmental application process with specific enrollment limitations. Please see the college advisement center for details, telephone 1-801-422-3777, or online at http://comms.byu.edu/.

                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                        MA in Mass Communications

                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                        General Information

                                                                                                                                                        Working under faculty direction, students in the department plan advertising and public relations campaigns in the AdLab and Bradley Agency, and produce news reportage for KBYU-TV, the online Universe and the weekly Universe newspaper.

                                                                                                                                                        The Department of Communications sponsors the International Media Studies Program, which seeks to broaden students' awareness of worldwide communications issues and practices. Not only do students have opportunity to study the media systems of other nations through classes and on-site experiences, but media practitioners of other nations are also brought to campus as lecturers and visiting experts.

                                                                                                                                                        The department encourages early admission. Students who enroll in Comms 101 and an introductory course and complete the English requirement can apply to the major as early as the second semester of their freshman year.

                                                                                                                                                        Departmental Requirements

                                                                                                                                                        1. Each student must be formally accepted into a degree program. Contact the college advisement center for admission requirements or online at http://comms.byu.edu.
                                                                                                                                                        2. All students must take a campus writing course before applying for admission to the major. The following writing course fulfills this requirement and satisfies the GE First-Year Writing requirement: Wrtg 150.
                                                                                                                                                        3. Complete a minimum of 72 hours in courses outside of the department, while meeting BYU's University Core requirements.
                                                                                                                                                        4. Every student is required to complete an internship. Although the department operates an internship office (280 BRMB) that serves as a clearinghouse for internship information, the responsibility for securing an internship rests with the student. However, students may not embark on any required internship without prior approval from a faculty advisor, completing prerequisite courses with a C– or better, processing appropriate documents with the Internship Office, and being enrolled in Comms 496R.
                                                                                                                                                        5. Communications students are required to own or rent a computer. Before obtaining a computer, students should first consult the department website for specifications.
                                                                                                                                                        6. Communications students must learn the design software used in several of the upper-level courses prior to attending the course.

                                                                                                                                                          The following software will be used in these courses:

                                                                                                                                                          • Adobe Publishing — Comms 330, 331, 388, 421. 
                                                                                                                                                            Web Publishing — Comms 485, 487.
                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                        Comparative Arts and Letters

                                                                                                                                                        Department of Comparative Arts and Letters

                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                        •     3008 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-4448
                                                                                                                                                        •   hccl-pt@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                        •   http://cal.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                          •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                          •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                          •   http://hac.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                            Programs

                                                                                                                                                            Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                            All degree programs in the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                            General Information

                                                                                                                                                            The Department of Comparative Arts and Letters strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                                                                            Language Certificate Program

                                                                                                                                                            The Language Certificate Program is available in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish for all matriculated BYU students who are pursuing any BYU undergraduate degree. A student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams.

                                                                                                                                                            The Language Certificate Program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB). For more information and course requirements, visit http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                            Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                            MA in Art History and Curatorial Studies
                                                                                                                                                            MA in Comparative Studies

                                                                                                                                                            For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.
                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                            Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                            Department of Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                            •     3361 TMCB
                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-3027
                                                                                                                                                            •   csoffice@cs.byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                            •   https://cs.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                              •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                              •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                              •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                                                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                The BS in Computer Science and the Bioinformatics Emphasis degree programs in the Department of Computer Science are open enrollment. The Animation Emphasis is limited enrollment and requires admission. For more information about the CS Animation Emphasis, visit cs.byu.edu/animation.

                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                Computer science touches virtually every area of human endeavor. Software is responsible for everything from the control of kitchen appliances to sophisticated climate models used in predicting future environmental change. Students in computer science learn to approach complex problems in business, science, and entertainment using their strong background in mathematics, algorithms, and data structures.

                                                                                                                                                                The degree programs in the Computer Science Department prepare students to be confident software developers and technical problem solvers. The curriculum also trains students for research into new avenues where computers will have a significant impact.

                                                                                                                                                                The BS curriculum is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                Graduates pursue exciting opportunities in graphics, artifical intelligence, software engineering, database design, scientific programming, systems administration, and research at universities and national laboratories.

                                                                                                                                                                Students completing the animation emphasis will be prepared for technical positions at animation and game programming studios. Students will learn both the technical and artistic side of creating and implementing digital animations and games.

                                                                                                                                                                The Bioinformatics emphasis is designed for students who are interested in building software to assist in analyzing biological systems. Students will graduate with a significant background in biology coupled with the software development and analysis skills necessary to implement large bioinformatics applications.

                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                MS in Computer Science 
                                                                                                                                                                PHD in Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                Animation Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                The BFA in animation is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Department of Visual Arts, and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences' Computer Science Department. Please see the Visual Arts section of this catalog for degree requirements, or go to the College of Fine Arts and Communications Advisement Center for more information about entrance requirements to this program.

                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                Personnel in the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Advisement Center will advise regarding core courses and suggested general education. Questions regarding curriculum and career decisions should be directed to the undergraduate advisor in the Computer Science Department.

                                                                                                                                                                Note: All hours of credit applied toward a major in computer science must be of C– or better. Students may choose to graduate under later requirements by updating their date of entry into the major at the college advisement center.

                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                Conferences and Workshops

                                                                                                                                                                Conferences and Workshops

                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                •     113 HCEB
                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-3559
                                                                                                                                                                •  
                                                                                                                                                                •   http://conferences.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                    The Department of Conferences and Workshops assists the university's colleges, schools, and departments in developing and offering outreach programs. The department can help with both credit and noncredit programs, including conferences, workshops, symposia, continuing professional education courses, seminars, association meetings, test-prep courses, and youth camps. Programs can use either campus or off-campus facilities to extend university offerings to alumni, youth, the campus community, and other adults.

                                                                                                                                                                    For a comprehensive listing of courses or for information on how we can help you plan a conference, visit our Web site at conferences.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                    Counseling Psychology and Special Education

                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education

                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                    •     340 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-3857
                                                                                                                                                                    •   tbs@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                    •   http://education.byu.edu/cpse

                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                      •     350 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3426
                                                                                                                                                                      •  
                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://education.byu.edu/ess

                                                                                                                                                                        Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                        Students must apply to the Counseling Psychology and Special Education Department for admission to the special education undergraduate degree. Information can be found online at http://education.byu.edu/cpse/bs/index.html and applicants may apply online at http://mylink.byu.edu/. See additional information below.

                                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Special Education 
                                                                                                                                                                        EdS in School Psychology 
                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Counseling Psychology

                                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                        General Information

                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to BS Programs

                                                                                                                                                                        Among other factors, the application review process involves consideration of the following:

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Significant experience working with individuals who have disabilities (see Special Education Exploratory Experience Log and Summary Report in the online application).
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Fingerprint background clearance. See Education Student Services (350 MCKB) for instructions.
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Successful completion of technology skills assessment.
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Meeting Educator Preparation Program (EPP) requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Successful completion of the following courses: 
                                                                                                                                                                          For the Mild/Moderate Disabilities Emphasis:
                                                                                                                                                                          • Complete the following courses with a B- or above: CPSE 403, CPSE 425
                                                                                                                                                                          • Complete the following course with a C or above: MthEd 305
                                                                                                                                                                          For the Severe Disabilities Emphasis:
                                                                                                                                                                          • Complete the following courses with a B- or above: CPSE 403, CPSE 425, PETE 461
                                                                                                                                                                          • Complete the following courses with a C or above: ASL 101, ASL 102, MthEd 305

                                                                                                                                                                        Additional Licensing Requirements

                                                                                                                                                                        It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the approved PRAXIS II test has been passed and that BYU has received the test scores, that the student's fingerprint background clearance is current, and that state licensing fees have been paid. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements, contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.

                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                        Dance

                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Dance

                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                        •     294 RB
                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-5087
                                                                                                                                                                        •   dance@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://cfac.byu.edu/dance

                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                          •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                                                                                          •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

                                                                                                                                                                            Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                            The degree programs in the Department of Dance carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the college advisement center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                            Dance is an art form expressed and communicated through human movement. Throughout history, and in every culture, people have danced. Dance incorporates the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each individual in creating a unique nonverbal expression of thoughts and feelings. As both process and product, dance has the power to refine neuromuscular skill, broaden understanding, increase creative potential, and expand aesthetic sensitivity. At Brigham Young University, dance celebrates the best in humankind and strives to enrich the lives of all who experience it.

                                                                                                                                                                            The BYU Department of Dance has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) since 1989.

                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                            The majority of career opportunities in the dance field are teaching and performance related. Teaching opportunities are available in colleges and universities (for those with graduate degrees), public schools, private studios, health and fitness spas, special and adult education programs, day care centers, and recreation programs. Performing opportunities are available by audition with professional and regional companies and in theatrical, television, and film production.

                                                                                                                                                                            Less common, but equally rewarding dance-related careers are also available in the areas of choreography and dance administration, therapy, criticism, history, research, notation, and reconstruction.

                                                                                                                                                                            General Information

                                                                                                                                                                            The Department of Dance includes four areas: Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Contemporary Dance, and World Dance. These areas work cooperatively to provide opportunities for all students at the university to develop their potential in dance. Most dance technique classes and performance opportunities are open enrollment and not restricted to dance majors. Placement is determined by audition. Besides the wide variety of basic or beginning courses, there are professional courses that develop leadership, performance, and choreographic ability in all types of dance. Performing opportunities are provided both on and off campus in concerts with groups that tour throughout the world.

                                                                                                                                                                            Requirements

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Majors are counseled to maintain healthy lifestyle practices.
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Dance technique courses (including Dance 243R and 244R) require a grade of at least B– for advancement to next level.
                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                            Design

                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Design

                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                            •     E-509 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-7321
                                                                                                                                                                            •   e509frontdesk@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://visualarts.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                              •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                                                                                              •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to the Department of Design is obtained by application after the successful completion of the prerequisite core and a portfolio review. Students have two opportunities to apply to their program of choice—one in March and one in November. Animation applications take place in April and June. Please see General Information below for more details, refer to byudesign.byu.edu 

                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of Design prepares visual communicators to serve in a broad range of creative disciplines including Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Solving complex visual problems requires an understanding of design thinking, the aesthetics of visual communication, and an ability to communicate narratives across a wide array of mediums and technologies.

                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                Graduates from the Department of Design are fully prepared for careers in the following disciplines—

                                                                                                                                                                                Animation: Animation majors work in various disciplines that include feature animation studios, visual and special effect studios, entertainment, gaming, and scientific data visualization.

                                                                                                                                                                                Graphic Design: Graphic Design majors work in a wide array of design-related disciplines including branding, product design, publishing, interaction design, web design, mobile app development, experience design, service design, motion graphics, and data visualization. Designers often work in traditional design studios, interactive agencies, advertising agencies, and corporate design positions as well as design entrepreneurs or freelancers.

                                                                                                                                                                                Illustration: Illustration majors work in diverse publishing markets and genres including children's books, young adult fiction, genre fiction, graphic novels, ebooks, editorial, advertising, design, and corporate and institutional publications. Many illustrators work as concept designers, creating characters, environments, vehicles, and other digital artwork for entertainment productions. Other opportunities include licensed products, toys and collectibles, art galleries, festivals, conventions, online exhibitions, and private commissions. Illustrators often work in-house for production companies, in design studios, or on a freelance or project basis.

                                                                                                                                                                                Photography: Photography majors work in many venues and genres, including portraiture, advertising, fashion, architectural photography, journalism, editorial publishing, stock photography, conservation and photographic finishing. Other opportunities are available in fine art, educational, medical, travel, and marketing photography. Photographers typically work in-house, on a contract basis, freelance, or as entrepreneurs in their own studio.

                                                                                                                                                                                Design Education: BA or BFA candidates in Design may also become licensed as K-12 art and design educators through the Art Education licensure program in the Department of Art. There are many opportunities for teachers with a design background. The licensure program prepares students for these opportunities through a series of courses including student teaching.

                                                                                                                                                                                Design Education Licensure

                                                                                                                                                                                Licensure as a Design educator is available in conjunction with all Design BFA and BA majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                Department Probationary Status

                                                                                                                                                                                Students can be placed on probationary status for the following:

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Inadequate academic performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                2. Unprofessional attitude and lack of commitment.
                                                                                                                                                                                3. BYU Honor Code violations.

                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                Application Procedures

                                                                                                                                                                                Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography. High school students wishing to be admitted to graphic design, illustration or photography for Fall semester may apply for acceptance to the Department of Design before the talent awared deadline of February 1st. If accepted into the program, students are expected to enroll in the Freshman core during Fall semester and complete the core classes prior to taking sophomore Design Department courses. Open enrollment sections of the prerequisite courses are also available for current BYU students who wish to apply to the department.

                                                                                                                                                                                Animation. Prospective animation students must complete the following courses during their freshman year, before applying to the Department: CSAnm 150, DESAN 131, and DESAN 160. Application to the program takes place at the beginning of the sophomore year.

                                                                                                                                                                                Sophomore-Through-Senior BFA Degree Program Enrollment. Permission to enroll for sophomore-through-senior level BFA programs is granted through a portfolio review process conducted by faculty members from the respective area of study. Through work completed during the Freshman core, accepted students must demonstrate a high level of conceptual and aesthetic ability. Successful applicants are then invited to continue in the area of study and enroll in courses at the next academic level.

                                                                                                                                                                                Transfer Students. Transfer students applying for admittance to the Department of Design are asked to participate in a portfolio review by area faculty. The deadline is March 15 for Fall semester, Spring term, and Summer term, and November 15 for Winter semester. Prospective transfer students should contact the Design Department to arrange a portfolio review. Upon acceptance into the department, students are placed at the appropriate level of study at the discretion of the area faculty.

                                                                                                                                                                                Note: Students may apply to the BFA program no more than twice. Transfer students not accepted into BFA degree programs may elect to enroll in one of the Bachelor of Arts programs in design.

                                                                                                                                                                                Talent Awards

                                                                                                                                                                                All students are encouraged to apply for department Talent Awards by the February 1st deadline.

                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                Digital Humanities Program

                                                                                                                                                                                Humanities Digital Humanities and Technology Program

                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                •     1163B JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-6510
                                                                                                                                                                                •   devin_asay@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://humanities.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                  •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                    The Digital Humanities and Technology minor degree program is open enrollment. All courses are open to all students who have met the prerequisite requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Digital Humanities extends the traditional Humanities in two ways. First, it employs traditional Humanities methods to examine and present new media—from movies and television to text messages and twitter feeds—alongside traditional Humanities content. Second, it uses new, technology-based approaches to re-examine and re-present traditional Humanities content.

                                                                                                                                                                                    At Brigham Young University, the Digital Humanities field is matched with application-based technology skills training. Along with the ability to use current technology, DigHT minors develop the ability to think soundly about using current technology. The program includes a capstone experience of either a mentored research and development project or a technology-based internship.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Digital Humanities minor provides students of all disciplines with the narrative to describe how their university education is immediately applicable to the needs of employers. Additionally, the Digital Humanities is a current area of growth in academia, which increases demand for graduate students with technology skills.

                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Economics

                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Economics

                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                    •     130 FOB
                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-2859
                                                                                                                                                                                    •   economics@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://economics.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                      •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3541
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                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of Economics are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                        Economics examines how societies choose to allocate scarce resources among competing uses. A broad range of contemporary policy issues are studied in fields such as natural resource and environmental economics; economic development and growth; international trade and finance; economic history; the organization of industries; the development and efficiency of law; business cycles; labor markets; and public and private finance.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                        Professional economists work in three basic areas: business, government, and academics. Undergraduates generally pursue training beyond their BS/BA in economics if they wish to become professional economists.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Those in business forecast and analyze various aspects of the economy or of particular markets and most often work for brokerage firms, business or economic consulting firms, investment banks, insurance companies, or large manufacturing firms.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Those in government accumulate, interpret, and analyze national and international data in support of policy development and work for agencies such as the U.S. State Department, Treasury Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Office of the Trade Representative; for state planning bodies and regulatory commissions; or for international bodies like the World Bank or IMF.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Academic economists teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Entry into these positions requires training at least as far as the master's level; for the most part, the professional degree is the PhD.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Undergraduates who are not interested in postundergraduate study in economics generally pursue one of three options: graduate training in a profession (e.g., the MBA, MPA, JD, or MD); employment with a business consulting, economic consulting, brokerage, or other specialized service provider that relies to a substantial degree on economic analysis; or employment with a government agency or entity that relies on economic analysis and data. In the latter two areas, those with BAs typically gather and analyze data and provide research support under the direction of professional staff economists. A BA/BS in economics is also very good preparation for those interested in foreign service careers or work with organizations in economic development, international finance, or actuarial licensing. Many undergraduates pursue business careers, including those of finance, marketing, sales, and production.

                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Educational Leadership and Foundations

                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations

                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                        •     306M MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-4291
                                                                                                                                                                                        •   hiltons@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://education.byu.edu/edlf

                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                          •     350 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-3426
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                                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://education.byu.edu/ess

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                            MEd in Educational Leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                            EdD in Educational Leadership

                                                                                                                                                                                            For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Electrical and Computer Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                            •     459 CB
                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-4012
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   brent_nelson@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://www.ece.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                              •     242 CB
                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4325
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   engineering_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   https://www.et.byu.edu/Advisement

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                                                                                                                                                                                                The degree programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the most exciting, diverse, and forward-looking disciplines offered at the university. Contemporary society is in the midst of an information revolution, created in large part from the fruits of electrical and computer engineering. Electrical and computer engineers have been primary contributors to the astonishing developments in communication, computer, and network technology. They have designed devices and systems that have a significant impact on manufacturing, medicine, transportation, and environmental monitoring. Smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, high definition television, solar power, microprocessors, lasers, unmanned air vehicles, medical imaging systems, and autonomous robotic systems are all examples of devices and systems designed by electrical and computer engineers. Innovations that flow out of electrical and computer engineering sustain the national economy and improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. In the future, society will look to electrical and computer engineers to address grand challenges ranging from sustainable and efficient energy to health care technologies and global communications networks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University offers accredited degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Electrical Engineering focuses on microelectronics, electromagnetics, electronic circuits, wireless communications, signal processing, biomedical applications, photonics, and controls. Computer Engineering focuses on the design of digital computing devices and systems and involves hardware and software, operating systems, digital logic, real-time systems, and computer vision. Both programs combine fundamental principles with hands-on learning, including an innovative Junior Core experience that integrates classroom knowledge with project-based learning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                Electrical and computer engineers are among the most actively recruited students graduating from a four-year program. Baccalaureate engineers typically start their careers as members of project teams with one or more of the following responsibilities: designing digital, analog, or opto-electronic circuits; creating or testing application-specific software; testing components or systems; or providing technical support for sales. Later on, many engineers find themselves pursuing managerial careers, starting their own companies, or even managing entrepreneurial funds. Top graduates are also well received by medical schools, law schools, and professional and management programs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Teh Electrical Engineering Baccalaureate program and the Computer Engineering Baccalaureate program are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., http://www.abet.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                Students are strongly encouraged to seek advisement early in their studies to ensure effective course scheduling. Contact the college advisement center (264 CB) or the department (459 CB). Students should enroll in EC En 191 in their first year of study at BYU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                In both undergraduate degree programs offered in the department, students are required to pass prerequisite courses in the major with a grade of C– or better before taking follow-on courses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Professional Registration. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department provides the option for graduates to become registered professional engineers. General qualifications for becoming registered are explained in the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology section of this catalog. This status is vital to engineering practice in the public sector and to much consulting work. The basic electrical and computer engineering program outlined in this department prepares graduates to successfully complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Students who wish to become registered as professional engineers are advised to discuss this matter with an advisor from the department soon after admission to the professional program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                English

                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of English

                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                •     4198 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-4938
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                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://english.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                    All degree programs in the Department of English are open enrollment. However, special enrollment limitations apply for English teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The English major provides a detailed knowledge of the English language and of literature written in English. English majors approach language and literature as a source of knowledge and aesthetic pleasure, a mode of encountering and evaluating diverse minds and attitudes, a vehicle for art and action, a means of historical understanding, and a source of spiritual insight. English majors use writing as their primary means (1) of knowing, understanding, and evaluating their experience and their reading and (2) of sharing their insight with others. In keeping with the long-standing ideals of a liberal arts education, the English Department aims to cultivate in its students those foundational skills in writing, awareness, and judgment upon which lives of wisdom, service, and an ever-increasing love for learning might be built.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                    With a firm grounding in the liberal arts, English majors are prepared for any career that requires perceptive reading, orderly and clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and effective writing. Many career opportunities for English majors exist in teaching, professional writing and editing, law, business, communications, or government service. English majors can certify to teach secondary-school English, or they can prepare for graduate study in English and college teaching. When combined with prerequisite courses in other departments, the English major provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, business, library science, medicine, humanities, or religion. By selecting areas of concentration, some English majors prepare for careers in technical and professional communication, editing, creative writing, and related fields. By supplementing their English major with computer classes, some find work in information technology. The skills and knowledge acquired by an English major also provide good preparation for government service, especially when combined with the study of foreign languages, economics, political science, and history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                    MA in English
                                                                                                                                                                                                    MFA in English
                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Department of English strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Especially for Youth Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Especially for Youth Programs - EFY

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     206 HCEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-3817
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   http://efy.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Especially for Youth programs are offered by this department, both on the BYU campus and at a number of locations nationwide. Each year we serve more than 35,000 participants who come from virtually every state and province in the United States and Canada and from several foreign countries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        We also offer nearly 200 Adult Religion Classes, which feature an LDS Institute curriculum for approximately 15,000 adult participants throughout the United States and Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        European Studies Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                        IAS European Studies Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     273 HRCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3548
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •  
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/european-studies/

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                            European Studies is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on Europe's rich cultural history and its ongoing contributions to the modern world. Scholars in the field come from across the university, researching everything from medieval art and literature to twenty-first-century politics nad economics. European Studies majors primarily take courses in the humantiies and social sciences, developing strong foreign language skills and a deep understanding of European history, culture and current affairs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                            A bachelor's degree in European Studies can lead to a wide range of fulfilling careers. Recent graduates from BYU's program have found employment in areas such as diplomacy, business, and higher education. The major also provides excellent preparation for graduate studies in international business, law, medicine, journalism, history, and literature.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evening Classes

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evening Classes

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     211 HCEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-2872
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of Evening Classes supports academic departments and colleges by offering courses into the evening hours for university students. As a nondegree-seeking, part-time university program it also enrolls students from the community who are 21 years of age or older. Tuition rates for courses in Evening Classes are the same as during the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                All courses taught through Evening Classes are listed online in the university's official class schedule at http://classschedule.byu.edu or at http://eveningclasses.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exercise Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Exercise Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     106F SFH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-2466
                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   gary_mack@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://exercisesciences.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please see Life Sciences Student Services for specific details on enrolling in each major.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MS in Exercise Sciences 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PhD in Exercise Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Family Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    School of Family Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     2086-B JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-8529
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   dean_busby@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://familylife.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3541
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The School of Family Life is committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals and families within homes and communities. Accordingly, the mission of the school is to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the School of Family Life are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Marriage, Family, and Human Development 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Marriage and Family Therapy 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Marriage, Family, and Human Development 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Finance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     640A TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3762
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   andrew_holmes@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsfinance/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The degree program carries special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Financiers are the gatekeepers of the money within an economy. Finance is the study of the entire process from both sides—the financier holding the financial capital and the entity requesting the use of that capital. It explores how and under what conditions financial capital is transferred from the financiers to the corporations, governments, and individuals seeking to use the money. It offers a broad set of tools and insights regarding how to most profitably employ and allocate monetary resources. It studies the efficiency of the markets in which all these transactions take place. And it searches for ways in which all participants in the financial system can reduce or hedge the various risks they face. In a way, finance is the study of how to most effectively and most efficiently get financial resources from the financiers to the people who will create the next revolutionary product or service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Finance graduates work in a variety of fields that include but are not limited to: asset manager, commercial banker, corporate financial planning and analyst, corporate treasury analyst, consultant, credit analyst, equity analyst, investment banker, private wealth advisor, and securities or commodity trader.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            French and Italian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of French and Italian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     3134 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-2209
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   cropper@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://frenital.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All degree programs in the Department of French and Italian are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The study of French or Italian language and literature sharpens analytical and communicative skills useful in a myriad of professional contexts. Students develop proficiency in listening, reading, writing, and speaking, and they learn to use literature as a means to deepen their understanding of culturally specific as well as universal issues and values.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Italian and French are valuable research and communication tools for students in music, art, history, European studies, international relations, library science, and comparative literature. Many have chosen a major or minor in Italian or French in addition to a second major or minor in an area such as accounting or business management, or as preparation for professional programs in public administration, business administration, organizational behavior, dentistry, law, or medicine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Many of our students have opted for a career in government service, working with an embassy, the State Department, the CIA, and other government agencies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Other students have gone into travel and tourism, working with tour agencies, airlines, major hotel chains, or resort communities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The computer industry also provides employment opportunity for our graduates. Many computer companies have expanded into foreign markets and hire people who can translate computer and software instruction and sales publications in a foreign language.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of French and Italian strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Internships Abroad. The Department of French and Italian in association with the French Embassy's Cultural Services and the Dante Alighieri School in Siena, Italy offers spring/summer internships in France and Italy in a variety of positions: businesses, corporations, industry, hospitals, research laboratories, national and local governments, cultural organizations, nonprofit agencies and nongovernmental organizations, hotels and tourism, etc. Job placements are made according to the student's language proficiency, previous work experience, field of study, and personal interest. Students may enroll for Fren and Ital 399R, 211R, 311R, or 411R, or other courses such as Fren 490R. The internship proves invaluable in strengthening language skills.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oral Proficiency Interview. All French-teaching majors and minors and all Italian majors are required to enroll in Fren 491 or Ital 491 and have an oral proficiency interview (OPI). French studies majors and French majors are required to take the OPI as part of the requirements for Fren 495. French teaching majors and minors are required to take the OPI before taking Fren 378. The minimum rating of Advanced is required of all teaching majors and minors. Appointments for the interviews are made through the department secretary. French students are strongly encouraged to complete Fren 411R prior to taking the OPI.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                When it is necessary to strengthen oral proficiency, students are encouraged to take conversation courses. They should also take advantage of Foreign Language Housing, Study Abroad programs, summer internships abroad, and support materials in the Humanities Learning Resource Center, such as CDs, videos, and satellite broadcasts. The department strongly encourages all majors to complete an internship prior to graduation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Instruction. All courses are taught in the target language unless indicated otherwise in this catalog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Language Certificate Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Language Certificate Program is available in French and Italian for all matriculated BYU students who are pursuing any BYU undergraduate degree. A student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Language Certificate Program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB). For more information and course requirements, visit http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA in French Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Education Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Undergraduate Education General Education (GE) Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     302 MSRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-6818
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   gened@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://ge.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     2500 WSC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3826
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   university_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   https://universityadvisement.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The General Education (GE) components of the University Core are overseen by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education—General Education. The Faculty General Education Council (FGEC), consisting of faculty members from a variety of disciplines and chaired by the associate dean, regularly reviews general education courses and has final authority to decide which courses meet GE requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GE requirements are set forth in the University Core section of this catalog. Beyond this and the more detailed listing in the current class schedule, the recommended source of information and advice about GE requirements is the individual college advisement center. The college advisement centers, together with the University Advisement Center (2500 WSC), provide assistance with registration, graduation requirements, policies and procedures, fields of study, changes of major, appeals, and many other aspects of academic life. The General Education Office (302 MSRB) regularly consults with each advisement center on issues related to GE.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In an ongoing effort to strengthen the GE offerings in the University Core, General Education offers matching grants for GE course development and enhancement. General education courses are taught by faculty from throughout the university, and General Education works closely with the colleges in a collaborative effort to foster a strong and engaging GE offering within the University Core.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Geography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Geography

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     690 SWKT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-5386
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   ryan.jensen@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://geography.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3541
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of Geography are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Geography offers a variety of programs centered around spatial analysis and tailored to meet the future needs of individual students. Our modern computer laboratory allows students to gain practical experience with geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, and other programs in urban and regional planning, travel, and population studies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduates are employed in a wide range of private and governmental positions. Job titles include geographer; teacher of geography; city or regional planner; cartographer; photo interpreter; commodities and industrial location analyst; intelligence, travel industry, or environmental and GIS specialist; and many others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Skills in spatial analysis make geography a valuable minor or supporting field for many other disciplines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. The Department of Geography offers one major with six emphases. The emphases are designed to enable students to gain an appreciation of our world as well as prepare them for either a career or graduate school. All students are required to take a set of core courses that emphasize basic geographic concepts and ways of knowing that are common to all six emphases. These courses prepare students for specialization in upper-division courses. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Geography at Brigham Young University focuses on our interdependent world: the spatial relationships between the physical landscape, diverse societies, and current events. The major nourishes a sense of curiosity about the world around us, a desire to serve our local and global communities, and the skills necessary to solve significant problems that are inherently spatial. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hundreds of students major in geography to prepare for a professional career, for graduate study, or because of an interest in exploring and understanding the world around them. We emphasize both technical and critical thinking skills, including geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, statistics, data collection, interpretation, and communication using the written and spoken word and visual data display (maps, charts, and graphs).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. All students admitted to one of the geography majors listed above should complete the following core courses within one year of declaring a major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Geog 100, 101, 110, 120, 130, 211, 222.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Exit assessment: Students must complete an exit assessment during their final semester no later than one month before graduating. The assessment is meant to evaluate the department's program goals and student learning outcomes. Although the assessment is a formal requirement, the results are anonymous and will not be part of the student's academic records.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Geological Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Geological Sciences

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     S-389 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3918
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   john_mcbride@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://www.geology.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All degree programs in the Department of Geological Sciences are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Geological sciences are aimed at understanding the Earth's origin and development and the natural processes that have operated upon it and within it from the time of formation of the solar system. With the development of remote sensing technology and the exploration of the solar system by spacecraft, geological sciences have become increasingly important for understanding not only the Earth but the Moon, other planets and their moons, and small bodies that orbit the Sun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Understanding the dynamic processes of Earth and other planets is relevant to many societal needs, such as assessment and forecasting of natural hazards, environmental change, and discovery of energy and mineral resources. Some of the diverse disciplines that can be studied in this department include general geology, plate tectonics, volcanology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, environmental geology, petroleum geology, hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, and planetary geology.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Graduates have the opportunity to work both outdoors and in the laboratory, pursuing careers in energy, mineral, and water resources or in environmental evaluation with industry, government, or consulting firms. The substantial preparation in basic sciences and mathematics also leads to a broad spectrum of teaching opportunities. Some scholarship money is available for those who pursue a geological sciences degree as a prelaw track. The most marketable terminal degree in geological sciences is the Master of Science. Starting salaries for this degree are often very competitive with those of other disciplines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MS Geology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Global Geology Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Each year the department provides opportunities for advanced undergraduates and graduate students to examine rocks and geological processes at some premier localities around the world. These one- to two-week field trips allow students to do mentored research projects and develop field expertise rarely available to undergraduate students. Programs that are run every four to five years include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Active volcanism of Hawaii.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Carbonate formation in Florida and the Bahamas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Tectonism and plutonism in the northeast Appalachians.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trips to more distant localities (e.g., Italy, Alaska, India, England) have been interspersed with these recurring trips. Scholarships are available that greatly reduce the cost to students.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            German and Russian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of German and Russian

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     3112 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-4923
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   michelle_james@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://germslav.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All degree programs in the Department of German and Russian are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students of foreign language and literature develop fluency in another language as well as sensitivity to their own language and cultural heritage, to the contributions and diversity of other peoples, and to the advantages of an international perspective.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Experience with the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual expressions of other cultures and of their own culture helps students qualify for advanced study at graduate and professional schools, especially in linguistics, literature, language teaching methodology, library science, humanities, business, law, and medicine. Those who accept employment on completion of the BA degree frequently serve in international business, in education, or in a government agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of German and Russian strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Language Certificate Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Language Certificate Program is available in German and Russian for all matriculated BYU students who are pursuing any BYU undergraduate degree. A student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Language Certificate Program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB). For more information and course requirements, visit http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA in Second Language Teaching (SLaT)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Health Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Health Science

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     4103 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-3313
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   michael_barnes@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://healthscience.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All degree programs in the Department of Health Science are open enrollment. In addition, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MPH in Public Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    History

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of History

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     2130 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-4335
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   donald_harreld@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://history.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3541
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of History are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        History stands at the heart of a liberal arts bridge between the humanities and social sciences. Historical understanding is thus basic to the life of an educated human being. As such, it is the ideal major for the student who wants the broad educational background for entrance into professions such as law, government service, or business, or who wants a liberal arts education. History can also be valuable training for someone who plans to teach.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In recognition of the broad range of uses to which historical education can be put, the field of public history has emerged in recent years. Today people whom others would consider bankers, lawyers, corporate executives, or public servants view themselves as historians—public historians. They are the people with analytical skills provided by their historical education who work outside the university but who consider themselves historians by virtue of the value of the training they have received. A significant percentage of the jobs listed by firms and agencies with BYU's Employment Office specify no major. Many of these will be taken by public historians anxious to serve their employers with the valuable skills learned in their history major.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Honors Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Undergraduate Education Honors Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     350 MSRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3036
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   honors@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://honors.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     2500 WSC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-3826
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   university_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   https://universityadvisement.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Program Director: Joseph D. Parry; Professor; Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Program Administrator: Julie C. Radle 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Program Advisement Manager: Vika Filimoe'atu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Participation in Honors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors Program provides a rich and challenging experience for capable and motivated undergraduate students. Its purpose is to broaden and deepen the educational experience of students, to develop the intellectual integrity and moral character that define disciple-scholarship. An Honors education is not merely a more intensive general education or a more strenuous program in a major. Rather, it grounds students in broader interdisciplinary inquiry that strengthens leadership and encourages the integration of faith, intellect, and character.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors Program is comprised of three dimensions: Great Questions, Experiential Learning, and the Honors Thesis. The central focus of the program is the study of big or "great" questions. Through coursework, research, writing, and hands-on experiences, students explore interdisciplinary approaches and consider ways in which "unexpected connections" not only can be found between different disciplines, but also can lead to a deeper understanding of the questions we seek to answer. The Honors Program invites students to satisfy university core requirements through the Honors Interdisciplinary Core where they can begin to consider the questions that drive our inquiry, and indeed, lie behind every bit of knowledge we study and learn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "University Honors" is a distinction awarded to all graduates of BYU who have met the Honors requirements as described below. This prestigious designation is recorded on the university diploma, on the official transcript of grades, and in the graduation program. It is widely recognized as an indication of exceptional academic achievement. Although it is hoped that students will choose to complete all of the requirements for the University Honors designation, those who do not intend to do so are welcome to participate in the Honors Program to whatever extent they choose. All students are invited to consider Honors as a way to achieve the quality academic experiences they seek. Students may register for Honors courses at any time during their undergraduate years without necessarily intending to complete all the Honors graduation requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are no special admissions criteria for participation in the Honors Program, and all students are invited to consider Honors as a way to broaden and deepen their educational experience at BYU. However, it takes careful planning to complete all program requirements. Typically, interested first-year students begin by completing an enrollment form that may be obtained from the Honors Advisement Center in 350D MSRB after a brief orientation. Then during their second year, students formally commit to the program and, with the help of the advisement center, begin to construct a more concrete plan for graduation with University Honors. Reasonable accommodations can be made for transfer students who wish to join the program. Any student at the university is welcome to take Honors courses that suit their interests and educational objectives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Facilities and Opportunities Available to Honors Students

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors Program is housed in the historic Maeser Building on the southwest part of campus. This quiet corner is surrounded by beautiful grounds and wooded areas. The building is named after Karl G. Maeser, the first principal of Brigham Young Academy (the school that later became Brigham Young University). A bronze statue of Karl G. Maeser stands at the building's east entrance. Constructed in 1911, the Maeser Building is the oldest building on the current campus. The building was restored in 1985 with modern electrical and ventilation systems but retains its historic architecture and decoration, its marble halls richly decorated with oak and brass trim.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Facilities for honors students in the Maeser Building include the Honors Reading Room in 150 MSRB, with study tables and a small library of reference works and classics; the Honors Student Lounge in 102 MSRB, where students can meet for informal discussions; an art gallery in the lower-floor hall; the Honors Advisement Center in 350 MSRB, where students receive counseling about their honors education; and the Martha Jane Knowlton Coray Lecture Hall in 321 MSRB, where classes, lectures, and musical concerts are held. Another Honors Reading Room is located in 3770 Harold B. Lee Library.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors Program sponsors lectures, concerts, symposia, socials, and a Late Summer Honors program. It also offers competetive scholarships. Students can participate in intercampus events with Honors students from other universities and colleges, and are invited to participate with the Honors Student Advisory Council, a group of student representatives who assist in policy development, social activities, and academic functions of the Honors Program. Honors students are recognized during University graduation exercises at the Honors Graduation luncheon, and in the graduation program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Who Should Participate in Honors?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any student who wishes to broaden their education through interdisciplinary study and deepen it by producing original research in their home discipline should consider participating in the Honors Program. Especially welcome are students who seek both knowledge and wisdom, who want to use their intellect to build their faith, and their faith to strenthen their intellect, and who bring a sense of curiosity, humility, and courage to their education. The most successful Honors students see learning as a way of being, not as an instrument to a credential or a job. They do not worry if the program requirements will be too hard; rather, they see their BYU experience as a time to continually avail themselves of the rich and diverse offerings on campus of concerts, plays, films, lectures, art, science exhibitions, and athletic events. And they enjoy and benefit from pursuing all of these things in a community of senior (faculty) and junior (student) scholars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Overview of Requirements for Graduation with University Honors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This section provides a brief overview of the requirements to graduate with University Honors. Detailed explanations of each requirement follow this section. The staff in the Honors Advisement Center, 350 MSRB, (801) 422-5497, is available on a walk-in basis to answer questions about the program. To graduate with University Honors, a student must be an admitted daytime student in good academic standing, and:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Complete an honors enrollment form.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Complete the honors commitment interview.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Complete the honors curriculum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Complete the honors great questions essay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Complete the honors experiential learning requirement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Complete the senior graduation review.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Complete the honors thesis requirement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Submit a graduation portfolio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The requirements for graduation with University Honors complement both major and university core education. The Honors curriculum includes and enhances the university core components; the Honors thesis requirement enhances the major education component.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Detailed Explanations of Requirements for Graduation with University Honors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Enrollment Meeting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students who wish to explore the Honors Program should attend a brief group enrollment meeting as early as possible in their undergraduate program. Consultation with the Honors Advisement Center allows the Honors Program personnel to be aware of students' plans to better assist with registration, help develop plans toward graduation, and consult on other Honors program requirements. The enrollment process is the door to a community of well-rounded, enthusiastic scholars and to all of the activities and programs the Honors Program offers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Commitment Interview

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students who intend to graduate with University Honors will submit a letter of intent in preparation for an interview usually held during the student's third or fourth semester at BYU. Accommodations can be made for transfer students and students joining late. Newly committed students will be recognized at the Fall Honors Opening Evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Curriculum Requirement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The central focus of the Honors curriculum is the study of big or "great" questions (e.g., justice, human agency, relationships, ethics). Courses are designed to model different disciplinary approaches to Great Questions, to explore interdisciplinary approaches, and to consider ways in which "unexpected connections" can be found between disciplines, leading to a deeper understanding of the questions we seek to answer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To fulfill the Honors curriculum requirements, students must complete 14-17 credit hours as follows:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Great Questions Requirement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The capstone to the Honors coursework (HONRS 320) will provide group and individual instruction in researching and writing the Great Question essay, a multi-disciplinary essay on an approved question of the student's choosing. Students are expected to incorporate three different and sufficiently disparate disciplinary areas into the essay, usually including the student's home discipline. This essay is not a second honors thesis; it is fundamentally different in that it broadens where the honors thesis tends to narrow a topic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By "Great Questions" we mean the big questions every discipline at the university addresses in some way and no one discipline can fully answer. Some of these are old, frequently posed questions for which the answer has proven maddeningly elusive (e.g., the question of justice, of human agency and freedom, of our relationships with and obligations toward each other, other forms of life, and the physical world in which we live). Others have emerged more recently, often provoked by new discoveries and developments in technology (e.g., questions of medical ethics, use of natural resources including very powerful ones like nuclear energy, etc.). Students will explore various aspects of their question, including implications, stakes and context, as they consider ways of thinking and reasoning from various perspectives to better understand their topic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Experiential Learning Requirement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Typically during their 2nd or 3rd year at the university, Honors students will participate in an approved, substantive, "hands-on" experience that augments their BYU education and expands learning to the world outside the classroom. To fill the Experiential Learning requirement (HONRS 390), students may serve as an Honors Peer Mentor in HONRS 120 or as a teaching assistant in a UNIV course, participate in an approved international study or internship experience, or participate in an education-related service initiative.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Graduation Review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Progress on the thesis and other graduation requirements will be reviewed during the senior interview with an Honors advisor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Honors Thesis Requirement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors thesis requirement gives students the opportunity to participate in original research or creative work in the discipline of their major. Honors students typically complete the thesis requirement during their junior and senior years after they have obtained sufficient training in their major to conduct research in a specialized academic field. Generally stated, each student consults with the Department Honors Coordinator to choose a faculty advisor in the department of his or her major and, in consultation with the advisor, chooses a thesis topic. But this process can work differently in different fields. For instance, a student who works in a faculty member's lab can work with that faculty member to identify a portion or an expansion of the research being conducted that could become the student's thesis. Another student may fulfill major requirements with a capstone paper or project that could also serve as or become her Honors thesis. Yet another student produces his thesis from an academic or a creative project he first proposed to a faculty member to win an ORCA grant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students should complete significant course work within the subject area of the thesis (usually at least 30 credit hours, several of which are from 300- or 400-level major courses). The thesis is intended to acquaint students firsthand and in depth with the type of scholarly work that characterizes the field they intend to pursue professionally. For these reasons, only under rare circumstances is an Honors thesis topic outside the major area approved. (In most cases students who complete a thesis outside the major do so in fields cognate to their majors.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Before students begin work on an Honors thesis, they attend an Honors Program thesis orientation then approach the Department Honors Coordinator to assemble a thesis committee consisting of the student, faculty advisor, the Department Honors Coordinator, and a faculty second reader. Each member of the committee signs a thesis contract that specifies the student's chosen topic and direction. Second, students submit to the Honors Program Office a formal written thesis proposal that has been approved by all members of the thesis committee and that is now ready for final approval from the Honors Program Office. Guidelines for writing the proposal are available in the Honors Advisement Center (350D MSRB) or electronically at http://honors.byu.edu. Students can request financial support as a part of the thesis proposal. Many Honors students obtain competitive undergraduate research grants from BYU's Office of Research and Creative Activities for Honors thesis work. Also, many professors and departments have research funding that can be devoted to research on an Honors thesis. Personnel in the Honors Program can help students explore the various opportunities available to support their work on an Honors thesis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After completing thesis research and writing the thesis, each student must schedule and complete a thesis defense. The defense committee consists of the thesis advisor, a faculty referee, and the Department Honors Coordinator who serves as a representative of the Honors Program administration. After the thesis defense is completed and all final changes are incorporated into the thesis, the Honors Program will have the thesis bound and add it to the collection of Honors theses housed in the Harold B. Lee Library Honors Reading Room (3770 HBLL).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Graduation Portfolio Summarizing the Honors Experiences

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Honors portfolio is a record of a student's culminating experiences in each of the three dimensions of the Honors Program. It is submitted for review when the final thesis draft is due and contains:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Independent Study

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Independent Study

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     120 Morris Center, Provo, UT 84602
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-2868
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   indstudy@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://is.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BYU Independent Study is a distance education program intended to serve students anytime, anywhere. Through Independent Study, BYU offers more than 200 university-level credit online courses, providing a practical and flexible solution for students to acquire university credit. Our flexible solution assists students, working students, armed forces personnel, teachers, and others who may need courses that accommodate their individual schedules. The courses are available online and require Internet access. Students have the option to purchase a printed course readings packet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Up to 36 semester hours of work completed through BYU Independent Study can be applied toward a bachelor's degree from BYU. Many students wanting to complete a degree they started at BYU can take Independent Study courses to fulfill the course/credit requirements of the Bachelors of General Studies (BGS) program, which can be found at bgs.byu.edu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BYU Independent Study also offers more than 200 high school-level courses, 40 middle school courses, and 50 free courses for personal development, remediation, and enrichment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students may register for an Independent Study course at any time during the year and have up to one year to complete most courses, although most courses are based on a semester's worth of credit. The online catalog is accessible at is.byu.edu. A printed version of the catalog is also available without charge from the Department of Independent Study (120 MORC). A complete list of available courses, the current tuition and fees, and enrollment policies and procedures are found in the online and printed versions of the catalog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Information Systems

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Information Systems

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     790A TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-5704
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The degree program in the department carries special enrollment limitations. Please see the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of the products, services, operations, and management of all organizations. The effective and efficient use of information and communications technologies is an important element in achieving competitive advantage for business organizations as well as achieving excellence in service for government and non-profit organizations. The twenty-first century has seen the rapid growth of the Internet, eCommerce, and purely electronic enterprises. These organizations would not even exist without the technology provided by computer-based information systems. The importance of information systems to organizations and the need for well-educated professionals in the field is the basis for strong educational programs and the development of a professional community of information systems (IS) practitioners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Information systems involves two broad areas: (1) the acquisition, deployment, and management of an organization's information systems resources and services and (2) the development of computer-based systems and technology infrastructures for use in organization processes. Information systems professionals provide services ranging from the managerial to the highly technical. Information systems and technology skills are critical to the success of virtually all modern organizations, including small business, corporations, government, and educational institutions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Information systems graduates work in large and small organizations of all types, helping maintain existing technology infrastructure and specifying technology solutions to business needs. They serve as the bridge between an organization's technical personnel and its business side. Well-educated information systems graduates are in high demand in accounting firms, consulting firms, large corporations, midsized companies, technical companies, government agencies, and smaller entrepreneurial concerns. Challenging career opportunities embrace a wide range of interests. The variety of employment prospects includes opportunities for everyone from those who are primarily interested in people and organizations to those who enjoy very technical activities such as database and network administration or software development.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MISM in Information Systems Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information see the current website for the Master of Information Systems Management program at http://mism.byu.edu and the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate Application Requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admitted applicants to the information systems program begin major coursework each fall semester. The following items are taken into consideration for all applicants during the admission process:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Average GPA of prerequisite courses and cumulative GPA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Review of academic transcript.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Applicant essay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Comments from Information Systems professors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Application Guidelines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beginning Fall 2012:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Completion of the following prerequisite courses: IS 201, IS 303 (or CS 142), ACC 200, FIN 201, and BUS M 241. Note: A minimum 3.0 average GPA in the prerequisite courses is required, with no less than a B grade in IS 201 and IS 303 (or CS 142).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Repeating courses to improve a grade is strongly discouraged. Repeated and transfer courses are discounted 0.3 of a grade for admission purposes only (e.g. an A- grade would be discounted to a B+ during the admission process).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Completion and submission of the online application, including the applicant essay. The deadline to submit the application is the last working day of June at 4:30 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Meeting or exceeding admission criteria does not guarantee admission. The Information Systems Department reserves the right to make exceptions to admission policies as deemed necessary to admit the most qualified applicants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Instructional Psychology and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     150 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-5097
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   andy_gibbons@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   http://education.byu.edu/ipt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     350 MCKB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3426
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://education.byu.edu/ess

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Instructional Psychology and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Instructional Psychology and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Cinema Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Humanities International Cinema Studies Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     4002 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-2775
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   humanities@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://humanities.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://hac.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the International Cinema Studies minor, students explore the history and criticism of film and moving-image media from diverse cultures while developing skills in analytic thought and writing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            International Development Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IAS International Development Program

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     273 HRCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-3548
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/european-studies/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                International development is the study of basic social needs in developing areas or countries. It includes academic disciplines such as formal and nonformal education and literacy, economic development, primary health care, small business activities, water sanitation, agricultural productivity, nutrition, ecological preservation, etc. Development obviously implies raising the level and quality of life throughout the "underdeveloped" world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students should pursue solid preparation in an established major as well as classroom knowledge and experience in international development. This minor is designed to strengthen and expand the chosen major. Students will be assigned a faculty mentor in their major department who will help coordinate the minor with the major. In addition to a focused course of study, internship experience is highly encouraged. Internships provide valuable experience in applying development theory as well as allowing students to earn credit toward the minor (and in some cases the major as well).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                International Relations Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IAS International Relations Program

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     273 HRCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-3548
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/european-studies/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International relations is an interdisciplinary major emphasizing the systematic study of political and economic relations between governments and people in different states, as well as comparisons across different political and economic systems. Students majoring in international relations also come to understand the historical and geographic basis for current international relationships.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The international relations major gives students a strong liberal arts education along with useful technical skills. In addition to substantive knowledge, international relations majors will learn analytical concepts and ideas that allow them to organize, explain, and make sense of relations between states and comparisons among them. High proficiency in math and statistics, writing, and a foreign language will prepare for a wide variety of career paths—including, but not limited to, government, law, business, and international organizations. Many career paths will require graduate-level training. Therefore, the international relations degree should be seen as certifying fluency in the ideas and methods of multiple fields so that students can find and pursue their own specialized interests rather than as a terminal degree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is important to distinguish international relations as a field from a more general definition of "international," which might include anything (people, language, culture, traditions, etc.) beyond the territorial boundaries of the United States. For students interested in the broad study of anything international and foreign, BYU's international relations degree will not provide the best training. In fact, no reasonable degree can include the systematic study of everything international and foreign. It should be remembered that BYU students have a wealth of options through which to pursue their particular international and foreign interests. These include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Language Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Center for Language Studies

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     3086A JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-3263
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   rayc@byu.edu
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://hac.byu.edu/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Center supports the College of Humanities by augmenting the list of languages taught by other departments. Not all classes are taught at every level every semester. (Please see the Class Schedule for a listing of classes currently offered.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some of the languages have their own "teaching area" (where you will find them in the drop-down menu during registration), while others are listed under "FLANG" (for Foreign Language). The "teaching area" abbreviation for each language is listed below in parentheses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Afrikaans (AFRIK) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Akan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Albanian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        American Sign Language (ASL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arabic (ARAB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Armenian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aymara (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Basque (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bicolano (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bulgarian (BULGN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Burmese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cakchiquel (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cambodian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cantonese (CANT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catalan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cebuano (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Croatian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Czech (CZECH)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Danish (DANSH)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dari (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dutch (DUTCH)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Estonian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fijian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finnish (FINN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        French (FREN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ga (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Georgian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        German (GERM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Greek (Classical) (GREEK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Guarani (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Haitian Creole (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hawaiian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hebrew (HEB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hindi (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hmong (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hungarian (HUNG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Icelandic (ICLND)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ilangot (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ilocano (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ilonggo/Hiligaynon (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indonesian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Italian (ITAL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Japanese (JAPAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Javanese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kazakh (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        K'iche' (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Korean (KOREA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laotian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Latin (LATIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Latvian (LATVI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lithuanian (LITHU)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malagasy (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malay (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mandarin (CHIN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maori (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marshallese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maya (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mongolian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Navajo (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Niuean (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Norwegian (NORWE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pashto (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Persian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Polish (POLSH)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Portuguese (PORT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quechua (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rarotongan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Romanian (ROM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Russian (RUSS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samoan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Serbian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Slovenian (SLN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spanish (SPAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swahili (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swedish (SWED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tagalog (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tahitian (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taiwanese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tamil (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thai (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tibetan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tongan (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Trukese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Turkish (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Twi (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ukrainian (UKRAI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Urdu (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vanuatau (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vietnamese (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Waray-Waray (FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Welsh (WELSH & FLANG)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Xhosa (FLANG)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Advanced Language and Culture Courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The advanced language and culture courses are a popular enrollment option for returned missionaries and others of comparable ability.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        During this course, students are offered the opportunity to take a Challenge Examination whereby they may bypass beginning language classes and earn up to 16 graded credits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Note 1: If the course is not offered at the time the student is interested in taking the Challenge Exam, the student has the option of taking the FLATS tests (through the Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service) on campus. However, that test only offers 12 pass/fail credits. Once the FLATS test is taken for pass/fail credit it may not be reevaluated for graded credit, nor may the Challenge Exam be taken at a later date. (See http://flats.byu.edu for details.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Note 2: Students may not take a FLATS test during any semester in which a "challenge exam course" for the targeted language is being offered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Advanced language and culture courses for returned missionaries

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (note "teaching area" acronym used for registration found here in parentheses)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Albanian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Armenian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bulgarian (BULGN) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cambodian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cantonese (CANT) 202
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cebuano (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Croatian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Czech (CZECH) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Danish (DANSH) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dutch (DUTCH) 340
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Estonian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fijian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finnish (FINN) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        French (FREN) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Georgian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        German (GERM) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Guarani (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hmong (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hungarian (HUNG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Icelandic (ICLND) 429
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ilonggo/Hiligaynon (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Indonesian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Italian (ITAL) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Japanese (JAPAN) 301, 302
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Korean (KOREA) 301
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Latvian (LATVI) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lituanian (LITHU) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malagasy (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Malay (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mandarin Chinese (CHIN) 112, 201, 202
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mongolian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Norwegian (NORWE) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Polish (POLSH) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Portuguese (PORT) 321
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Romanian (ROM) 340
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Russian (RUSS) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Samoan (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Serbian (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Slovenian (SLN) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spanish (SPAN) 321
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Swedish (SWED) 321 *
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tagalog (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tahitian (FLANG) 300
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thai (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tongan (FLANG) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ukrainian (UKRAI) 330
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vietnamese (FLANG) 330

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Note: Those advanced language and culture courses that are marked with an asterisk (*) DO NOT satisfy the Languages of Learning GE requirement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BYU Language Certificate Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Center for Language Studies administers the BYU Language Certificate program. This program is designed to certify a student's language proficiency (through oral and written assessments) as well as a limited academic experience (only three courses are required).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We currently offer the Language Certificate in the following languages:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        French, Italian 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        German, Russian 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spanish, Portuguese 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Visit the website (http://languagecertificate.byu.edu) to read about the program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Latin American Studies Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IAS Latin American Studies Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     273 HRCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3548
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Designed to give a rich background in the languages, culture, and conditions of Latin America, the Latin American Studies program provides a multidisciplinary approach to university education. Courses from BYU's various academic departments (anthropology, Spanish and Portuguese, political science, geography, sociology, history, etc.) teach skills in perceptive reading, analytical thinking, and clear and forceful writing, as well as provide in-depth understanding of Latin American cultures, languages, and history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students are invited to consult with their faculty advisor regarding selection of classes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellent career opportunities exist for those who prepare well in Latin American Studies. The degree offers a broad, general background in the liberal arts, and graduates are well prepared for careers in government, private industry, nonprofit organizations, some domestic and foreign teaching opportunities, the Peace Corps, the military, and other professions in which an understanding and appreciation of Latin America are required. Many graduates go into law, medicine, business, journalism, editing, advertising, etc. Others have had success in government, such as working for the State Department, immigration, the FBI, and other agencies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students are encouraged to consider a double major or a strong minor in a single academic discipline to enhance their career objectives. The combination of another discipline and Latin American Studies makes the student attractive to employers desiring specific job skills as well as cultural understanding and appreciation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Experience. Latin American Studies students are strongly encouraged to participate in international study programs in Latin American locations. These programs include Study Abroad, international internships, international field studies, and/or direct enrollment with one of our partner schools. See http://kennedy.byu.edu/isp,index.php for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Linguistics and English Language

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Linguistics and English Language

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     4064 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-2937
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   linguistics@byu.edu
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://hac.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Linguistics and English Language are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Linguistics is the study of language in all its aspects—from speech sounds to sentence formation to meaning; from how language is organized and used in a social setting to how it is organized and processed in the brain or by computers. Linguists study language form, language change, language acquisition, and even the texts in which language is recorded. Linguists recognize that the communicative power of language is what brings cohesion to all human enterprises. For the student interested in the nature of language, linguistics is the subject to study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The science of linguistics has many real-world applications, including translation, information storage/retrieval, lexicography, editing, and language teaching. In addition to its majors in general linguistics and in English language, BYU's Department of Linguistics and English Language offers undergraduate minor programs (as well as graduate degrees) in several of these areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A linguistics degree with an emphasis in computers may lead to jobs in high technology, e.g., machine translation, information retrieval, speech recognition and production software, and lexicography. Linguistics is also recognized as a strong specialization for those pursuing a career in military intelligence or technical writing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The English language major is in many ways similar to the linguistics major, though its focus is more specifically on English linguistics. The major provides useful preparation for careers that require special attention to the English language, such as advertising and technical writing. The English language major along with a TESOL or editing minor is an especially strong combination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The teaching of English to speakers of other languages is an applied linguistics area of high demand, both within the United States and around the world. Both a TESOL minor and TESOL undergraduate certificate are offered by the department.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In addition, the linguistics and English language majors are excellent preparations for those planning graduate studies in areas as diverse as law, international business, tourism, library science, TESOL, communicative disorders, and speech pathology, not to mention graduate studies in specific languages or in linguistics itself.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Department of Linguistics and English Language strongly recommends that StDev 317, a 1-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA in Linguistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA in TESOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Management Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MSM Management Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     730 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-4816
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   lee_perry@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://marriottschool.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Most of the degree programs in the Marriott School of Management carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the advisement center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Courses are designed to create opportunities for students to develop and apply their analytical and decision-making abilities. For this reason, the Marriott School programs make extensive use of faculty expertise, case studies, student projects, and internships.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Specific job descriptions are many and varied. Some examples are: banker, consultant, financial analyst, credit analyst, real estate developer, financial planner, human resource specialist, employee benefit specialist, personnel officer, business systems consultant/analyst, sales representative, account executive, research specialist, marketing analyst, management trainee, buyer, merchandiser, production manager, technical sales person, inventory manager, logistics manager, materials supervisor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Application Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students are encouraged to apply to the Marriott School of Management during their sophomore year, as soon as they have completed the pre-management core courses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Because of controlled enrollments in management programs, the competition for acceptance is keen. Those choosing to enter these majors should decide early, plan their schedules carefully, be aware of all the requirements, and stay informed about any changes by checking often with the Marriott School of Management Advisement Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students interested in management as a major must make application for the management major. A separate application to the School of Accountancy, Finance Department, or Information Systems Department is necessary for those seeking an accounting, finance, or information systems major. Students not accepted into the program should work closely with advisement personnel to select a new major outside the Marriott School.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To be eligible for admission, cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0 in the pre-management courses, with no more than one repeat for each class. No grade lower than a C– will be acceptable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not every student meeting the minimum requirements is guaranteed acceptance into the undergraduate program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To see application information, see the college advisement center. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marketing and Global Supply Chain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Marketing and Global Supply Chain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     660A TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-2444
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   tom_foster@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/bsmgt/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Accessibility of Marketing and Global Supply Chain Courses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Bus M 200-level courses are open to all students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Bus M 371R, 372, 380, 382, and 430 are open to all students. All other Bus M 300-level courses are closed except to students who have been formally accepted into the Marriott School, the School of Accountancy, or the Department of Information Systems or who have written approval from the undergraduate management director.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Non-Marriott School students may take 400-level courses for which they have proper prerequisites and the undergraduate management director's written permission.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mathematics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Mathematics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     279 TMCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-1747
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   robin@mathematics.byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   https://math.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The degree program in the Department of Mathematics is open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mathematics is a means of dealing with order, pattern, and number as seen in the world around us. The abilities to compute, to think logically, and to take a reasoned approach to solving problems are highly valued in society and are characteristics of any educated person. Mathematics is not just a body of knowledge, but a process of analysis, reasoning, comparison, deduction, generalization, and problem solving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A mathematician's stock in trade is the ability to solve problems and to explain the solutions to others. Having once determined what the right questions are, solving problems involves analyzing both concrete and abstract situations, relating them to mathematical ideas, and using mathematical techniques to work toward solutions. Explaining the solution involves pointing out what has been solved and why the solution is valid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Majors in mathematics (BS) prepare for a wide variety of careers. Some enter graduate school or professional schools and prepare for careers in such fields as college teaching, consulting, research and development, law, medicine, and business administration. Others take positions in government agencies, industrial laboratories, information management firms, or business organizations. All of them spend much time communicating with colleagues about the problems they are solving as they continue to learn more mathematics and share mathematical ideas with others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MS in Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PhD in Mathematics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Questions regarding placement should be directed to the Mathematics Department, 292 TMCB.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. It is recommended that a student complete the following courses in high school:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 units of English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 1 unit of physics or chemistry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 4 units of mathematics, including 2.5 units of algebra, 1 unit of geometry, and .5 unit of trigonometry. This qualifies a student to begin college mathematics with Math 112. If calculus is available in high school, a student planning to major in mathematics is strongly encouraged to take it; doing so requires completing one of the preceding algebra units before high school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Advanced Placement (AP) credit is available in mathematics as follows:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A score of 3 on the calculus AB exam gives credit in Math 110 and 111; a score of 4 or 5 on the calculus AB exam gives credit in Math 110 and 112.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A score of 3 on the calculus BC exam gives credit in Math 110 and 111; a score of 4 on the calculus BC exam gives credit in Math 110 and 112; a score of 5 on the calculus BC exam gives credit in Math 112 and 113.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • An AP student without credit in Math 112 must begin with Math 112; an AP student without credit in Math 113 must begin with Math 112 or 113.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AP students should direct Educational Testing Service (ETS) to report scores to BYU to have credit posted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Questions regarding placement should be directed to the Mathematics Department, 292 TMCB.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mathematics Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Mathematics Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     167A TMCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-7784
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   blake@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   https://mathed.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Candidates for all teacher preparation programs are required to complete an application that includes core criteria for each program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mathematics is the discipline through which we make sense of the order, patterns, and quantitative situations we perceive in the world around us. The foundational skills of this discipline—the abilities to formulate, focus, and solve problems; to articulate, test, and justify conjectures; to communicate one's reasoning about quantities and the relationships between them; and to see connections between different mathematical ideas and real-world contexts—are highly valued in society and are characteristics of any educated person. Mathematics is not only a body of knowledge but also a process of analysis, reasoning, comparison, deduction, generalization, and problem solving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mathematics educators depend heavily upon their own understanding of mathematics in order to identify and articulate the mathematical ideas they want students to learn, to assess which concepts their students already understand that might serve as a foundation for learning, and to develop activities that help students develop rich understandings. They also use their understanding of the nature of the discipline to structure a culture of inquiry, reasoning, and problem solving in their classrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Courses in the undergraduate program are designed to help prospective teachers plan, manage, and implement classroom activities that facilitate students' learning of mathematics. Specific program goals include (1) mastery of the foundational skills of mathematics, (2) deep reflection on mathematics learning at all levels through observation of and participation in high-quality classroom practice, (3) increased autonomy and confidence as an investigator, active learner, and productive thinker, and (4) extended field experience, informed by the best current understanding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program faculty include educational and mathematical researchers, specialists in both preservice and inservice teacher education, and school practitioners, spanning a broad range of interest and experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Majors in mathematics education prepare for careers in teaching at the middle school and junior and high school levels or for graduate studies in the field.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MA in Mathematics Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is recommended that a student complete the following courses in high school:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Questions regarding placement should be directed to the Mathematics Education Department, 167 TMCB.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mechanical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Mechanical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     435-A CTB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-2625
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   maynes@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://me.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     242 CB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-4325
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   engineering_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   https://www.et.byu.edu/Advisement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The degree program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering carries special enrollment limitations. Please see Professional Program Acceptance below and the college advisement center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MS in Mechanical Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PhD in Mechanical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mechanical engineers work with concepts, ideas, and products that are primarily mechanical or energy related. Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline that prepares a person to contribute in a wide range of fields such as aerospace, computer graphics, power generation, machine tools, petroleum, agricultural and construction equipment, medicine, government, and all types of transportation. A mechanical engineer may work in research, design, analysis, manufacturing, testing, operations, sales, or management. Engineers use critical problem-solving methods and basic principles of mathematics and science to creatively solve problems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Educational Objectives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Brigham Young University Department of Mechanical Engineering bachelor of science program pursues the following objectives:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Teach the fundamental concepts of math, science, and mechanical engineering to produce graduates who demonstrate technical excellence and provide service to their profession, community, family, and church.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Instill a desire and ability to learn continuously, both through study and faith, to enable graduates to meet the changing demands of their profession and personal life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Provide practical and open-ended engineering experiences to develop graduates who think independently and demonstrate leadership and creativity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Engage students in activities to produce graduates who communicate and work effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Program Outcomes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To assure that these objectives are reached, the department has articulated twelve outcomes of the BS program. Each student graduating from this program is expected to have:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. A basic understanding of fundamental physical phenomena and governing principles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The ability to develop and solve mathematical models of fundamental physical phenomena and apply them to predict the behavior of engineering systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. The ability to use engineering principles to design an innovative system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. The expertise to plan and conduct an experimental program and evaluate the results.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. The ability to use modern engineering tools and techniques in engineering practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. An understanding of manufacturing processes and planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Effective oral and written communication skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. The ability to work with and lead others to accomplish goals.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. An appreciation of history, philosophy, literature, science, and the fine arts and how they influence the culture and behavior of societies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Personal behavior demonstrating and practicing high moral and ethical standards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. The ability to practice engineering in a global environment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. A desire for and commitment to lifelong learning and service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All courses in the curriculum are designed to help achieve these outcomes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The curriculum in mechanical engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering provides widely recognized professional training for careers in industry, government, and other areas. Most industrial companies hire some mechanical engineers. Companies that make mechanical or energy-related products may hire mostly mechanical engineers. As a result, many mechanical engineering positions are available worldwide. Mechanical engineers have job opportunities in companies involved in such areas as aircraft and spacecraft design; manufacturing processes; product safety and reliability; solar energy; electronic equipment packaging and cooling; power plant design; jet, train, truck, and automobile engines; environmental protection; artificial intelligence; robotics; medical and hospital equipment; new material development and applications; and technical writing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A graduate in mechanical engineering is prepared for advanced studies in the field as well as in a variety of other disciplines, including law, medicine, and business administration. Perhaps most important to graduates are the problem-solving strategies and thinking processes acquired in the study of mechanical engineering that help one to succeed in any area of endeavor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any student may choose to major in mechanical engineering and to enroll in all classes in the preprofessional program (items 1 and 2 under BS Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Professional Program Acceptance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students must be accepted into the professional program before they may take the professional Me En core or technical electives (items 4 and 5 in major requirements). To apply, students must have completed the following five courses at a college or university with an accredited engineering program (neither AP nor concurrent enrollment credit meet this requirement):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Phscs 121.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. One course (the first college course taken) from the mathematics core (item 2 in the major requirements).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Me En 101.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Me En 191.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Acceptance is based on the average GPA from the courses listed above where all courses will be weighted equally regardless of credit hours for the class. The GPA cut-off is determined by fixing the number of students admitted to the program and will vary from year to year. The current limit of students admitted per year is 180 and the GPA cut-off for the past year was 3.20. Both the limit and GPA cut-off are subject to change.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Only one repeat of each course is allowed for purposes of determining professional program acceptance. The higher of the two grades for a repeated course will be used to calculate the GPA. Transfer students from institutions that do not have accredited engineering programs will be considered for provisional admission for one semester based on transferred courses but will be retained or denied based on three courses taken at BYU. The courses used will be the next three courses on the mechanical engineering flow chart following courses 1-3 listed above.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Normal application deadlines are July 1, October 1, and February 1. Applications from transfer students who have been admitted to the university may be considered at other times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Professional program application forms are available in the major department and also online.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Academic Standards and Continuance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On gaining acceptance into the professional program, students must maintain a minimum university cumulative grade point average of 2.0. No more than 6 credit hours of grades below C– in major courses (catalog requirements 1-6) may be applied toward graduation. A professional program course (a required course not included in pre-professional program) may not be retaken more than once.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Microbiology and Molecular Biology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     4007B LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-2416
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Richard_Robison@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   http://mmbio.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for medical laboratory science.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Microbiology and Molecular Biology Department offers degrees in microbiology, molecular biology, and medical laboratory science. A wide range of courses may be incorporated into a program of study, including: ecology, genetics, immunology, microbial physiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, parasitology, and pathogenesis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduates are employed in a wide variety of positions in industry, hospitals, government agencies, and universities. Majors from this department are an excellent preprofessional course of study for those interested in medicine, dentistry, law, or business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The following courses are recommended for those students interested in graduate and professional programs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chem 351, 352, 353, 481.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Math 112 and 113. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Phscs 105, 106, 107, 108.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stat 221.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Microbiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MS in Molecular Biology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Microbiology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        PhD in Molecular Biology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Middle Eastern Studies - Arabic Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IAS Middle Eastern Studies - Arabic Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     273 HRCB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-3548
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://kennedy.byu.edu/european-studies/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Middle East Studies examines the Arabic-, Turkish-, and Persian-speaking peoples and countries of the Middle East from a variety of perspectives. The region itself provides the focus, but historians, political scientists, anthropologists, economists, geographers, linguists, art historians, and literary and religious scholars all provide important insights into the area, each from the context of their own discipline. Undergirding all of these perspectives is linguistic skill in Arabic, through which access to original sources, press analyses, and native speakers is possible. Middle East Studies as a whole tries to integrate these insights and to provide analysis and understanding that go beyond any single discipline.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Middle East Studies/Arabic major aims specifically to prepare students to work as analysts and experts on the Middle East for government agencies, businesses, and other organizations. Linguistic skill in Arabic, as well as a solid understanding of the history, politics, and culture of the region is vital to these agencies, many of them desperate for real expertise and language ability. With its integrated, interdisciplinary focus on a single region and a strong emphasis on acquiring a usable knowledge of Arabic, it is also a good liberal arts major for students planning a career in law, medicine, or business in general—in fact, any field where a broad understanding and finely honed analytical and writing skills are valued.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Military Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     320 ROTC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-3601
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/army/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students must be accepted by the Department of Military Science into the program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Leadership Excellence Program is designed to produce highly qualified commissioned officers in the U.S. Regular Army, the U.S. Army Reserve, or the U.S. Army National Guard. Students specialize in the major field of their choice and graduate with the ability to function as a junior executive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Officer in the U.S. Army in the career field of:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adjutant General's Corps (Human Resource Administration)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Air Defense Artillery 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Armor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aviation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chemical Corps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Engineers 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Field Artillery 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Finance Corps 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Infantry 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Judge Advocate General's Corps (Legal)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Medical Corps (dentists, doctors, veterinarians)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Medical Service Corps (health care administrators)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Military Intelligence 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Military Police (Law Enforcement)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nurse Corps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ordnance Corps (Logistics)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quartermaster Corps (Logistics)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Signal Corps (Information Technology)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transportation Corps (Logistics)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Textbooks, Uniforms, and Allowances. All textbooks, uniforms, and training materials are furnished by the U.S. Army. Those in the advanced course receive a $450 to $500 monthly allowance and approximately $900 for participation in Cadet Summer Training for four weeks during the summer between the junior and senior year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Army ROTC Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Senior students in high school may qualify for a four-year scholarship. College students may also qualify for a four-, three-, or two-year scholarship. The scholarship provides for tuition and fees or room and board, a textbook allowance, and from $300 to $500 per month (up to ten months per year) for the period of the scholarship. Students who qualify must complete their degree program prior to their thirty-first birthday. Contact the Military Science Department for application procedures and specifics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SMP Program (Simultaneous Membership Program). Students already members of the Army Reserve or National Guard may concurrently participate in ROTC and qualify for additional pay and benefits, to include tuition assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Extracurricular Activities. Army ROTC cadets extend academic and laboratory associations into a variety of extracurricular ROTC activities. Among these are the Ranger Challenge team, Army Color Guard, Cannon Crew, marksmanship team, annual Military Ball, and many school service projects performed by the corps of cadets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LDS Missions. Students, including scholarship recipients, who wish to serve a two-year LDS mission can do so most conveniently right out of high school or after their freshman year. This allows students to be on campus during the spring of their sophomore year to facilitate their selection for the advanced course. Interruptions of the program at other times for a mission may be arranged by obtaining individual approval from the professor of military science.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leadership Laboratory. Each course requires a corresponding leadership lab, which meets on Thursdays for three hours. The labs require physical activity, including: land navigation, mountaineering, rope bridging, marksmanship, and tactical training. Students are also expected to attend physical fitness training three times a week and one field training exercise per semester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program of Instruction. The ROTC Leadership Excellence Program is designed to produce commissioned officers for the United States Army. It has been described as the best leadership program in the nation. Training is experiential and demands that students practice leadership skills while completing their baccalaureate degree in their chosen course of study. Ultimately, students become qualified to serve as commissioned officers in the Regular Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve. Upon graduation and follow-on training, these officers immediately become the leaders of soldiers deployed abroad or at home in defense of the United States and her values. After graduation, it is possible for Reserve or Guard officers to fulfill their military obligation and pursue a civilian career simultaneously. Following the completion of service, BYU ROTC graduates often become effective leaders in their community, business, and church endeavors and are actively recruited for Fortune 500 companies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program Requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Scholarship students and students wishing to participate in the advance course must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with a score of 60 points in each event. See an Army ROTC faculty member for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two-year program: Qualified veterans or students who complete CIET may qualify to enter the advanced course. Applicants for this two-year program may be upper-division or graduate students, provided a minimum of four semesters remain at BYU at the time of entry into the program. Students must complete a physical examination and other associated requirements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The traditional Army ROTC Leadership Excellence Program extends over a four-year period compatible with normal progression through four years of college. It consists of two phases: a two-year basic course during the freshman and sophomore years and an advanced course designed for completion during the junior and senior years. Also included is a five-week Leadership Development and Assessment Course normally attended in the summer before the senior year. Students may receive academic credit for the first two years of ROTC by attending the month-long Cadet Initial Entry Training, (CIET) during the summer before the start of the advanced course. Basic course students are required to complete eligibility paperwork during the first two weeks of class.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Non-scholarship freshman and sophomore students incur no military obligation. Upon entering the advanced course, students agree to serve in the U.S. Army, they then begin to receive the monthly $450 to $500 subsistence allowance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Non-U.S. citizens may participate in the basic course provided they obtain approval from their consulate and the BYU international student division and their travel documents are in order. International students apply for enrollment on a case-by-case basis but cannot participate in the advanced course unless they are pending citizenship. They may not be commissioned as officers until they are U.S. citizens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. To receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, students must earn a baccalaureate degree and complete the advanced course. Those who are in a five-year academic program, such as engineering, may complete their Army ROTC courses at any point before graduation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Upon commissioning, the new second lieutenant incurs an obligation to the U.S. Army, which may be filled by serving on Active Duty, in the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), or various combinations of the above.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. The basic course comprises the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mil S 120, 121, 220, 221.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. The advanced course comprises the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mil S 320, 321, 420, 421.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Professional Military Education (PME): Before being commissioned, each cadet must complete one of the following military history courses during their course of study at BYU:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hist 220, 221, 293, 371, 372, 373, 374, 376, 391.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. All contracted cadets are required to enroll in STAC 143R each semester or Mil S 425R for the physical training requirement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Note: Courses not specified above may satisfy the requirement but only if approved by the professor of military science prior to enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                School of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     C-550 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-6304
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   music@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   https://cfac.byu.edu/music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enrollment in the School of Music's degree programs is limited. Prospective majors must pass an audition and aural skills exam. Please consult the General Information section below and visit the college advisement center for details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The School of Music celebrates musical artistry and understanding as core elements of the human experience, crucial components of a liberal education, and central aspects of a spiritual life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the School of Music, students learn self-expression and self-discipline through rigorous practice and passionate performance. They develop an acute sensitivity for collaboration and artistic cooperation through intensive ensemble work. In the study of music theory and history, students learn to hear and appreciate various musical languages, distinguish nuances of style, and discern the connections between musical developments and their cultural contexts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students learn in a variety of situations: private lessons, small seminars, multimedia labs, ensembles, recitals, and lectures. They are encouraged to participate actively in the vibrant musical environment of the School of Music by attending concerts, lectures, and workshops, and by contributing to a student culture of independently motivated artistic engagement. These experiences foster a holistic approach that embraces academic rigor, artistic intuition, creative ambition, physical grace, and expressive eloquence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In pursuit of the University's spiritual aims, students learn the divinity inherent in creativity and the devotion expressed by the nurturing of one's craft.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The School of Music leads its students toward careers in performance, studio teaching, music education, creating and managing music projects for the media, recording and sound technology, arts management, music journalism, composition, and other music-related professions. Because the music curriculum is rigorous, it is also an excellent pre-professional course of study for those interested in fields as diverse as law, business, library science, or medicine. Whatever degrees one obtains, however, an education in music pertains not only to earning a living through art but also using art to enhance one's satisfaction and joy in life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MA in Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MM in Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Admission applications to the School of Music must be received by January 15 (or December 1 for violinists and classical vocalists).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. All entering students (including transfer students) must pass a performance audition on their major instrument (or voice). Live auditions are held on the last Saturday of January. Students who cannot attend the live audition must submit an audio or video recording for consideration; these recordings must be received by January 15. See the School of Music office (C-550 HFAC) for further details regarding the audition process and requirements, or call (801) 422-8903.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. All entering students must also pass an aural skills examination. They may take this examination in one of three ways: (1) in a group, at admissions auditions on the last Saturday of January; (2) individually, at the BYU Testing Center (call [801] 422-6147 to schedule times), or (3) individually by proctor at other locations (only if you are NOT coming to campus for a live audition; you live outside of Utah County; and you are unable to come to BYU campus and take the test in the Testing Center. Call the School of Music office to arrange). Students may take the exam as many times as desired to improve their score. (Students who receive a score of 4 or 5 on the aural part of the AP music exam are exempt from this test.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. All students who do not have a keyboard emphasis (piano or organ) must complete the piano proficiency requirement by the end of the sophomore year. Students can fulfill this requirement by (1) taking one or both of Music 221, 222, or by (2) taking the Piano Proficiency Exam. (Call the School of Music for more details.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Upon acceptance as a music major, each student must meet with their academic advisor in the college advisement center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Students who pass either part of the AP Music Test with at least a score of 4 should check with the college advisement center before registering for core courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. All major performance instruction must be in the same instrument (or voice), with the following exceptions: Commercial Music and Composition students, with approval from their division coordinator, main studio teacher, and secondary studio teacher, may opt to fulfill a portion of their studio lesson requirement on a secondary instrument.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. All students registered in Music 161, 250R, 260R, 360R, or 460R must complete an examination before a faculty jury on their major instrument (or voice) near the end of each semester of performance study. (With the approval of the faculty, students may elect to substitute a juried public recital for a jury examination.) Students wanting to enter Music 360R or 460R (normally after the sophomore year) must first be granted approval to do so by a faculty jury.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. All students must fulfill the ensemble requirements of their individual degree programs as described below: Ensemble requirements are filled through a mixture of assigned "Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles" and "Category 2: Other Ensembles Approved for the Major," as listed in each degree program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Approved Category 1 ensembles include Music 312R: Men's Chorus, Music 313R: Women's Chorus, Music 314R: Concert Choir, Music 315R: University Singers, Music 325R: Symphonic Band, Music 326R: Wind Ensemble, Music 337R: Symphony Orchestra, and Music 338R: Philharmonic Orchestra. Only one approved Category 1 ensemble per semester may count toward this requirement, and students may not enroll in more than two conducted or directed ensembles per semester. This ensemble assignment is determined by the student's major instrumental teacher or by choral audition, not by the student. For all BA or BM music students, the total ensemble requirement should be completed in consecutive semesters of enrollment beginning the freshman year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please note:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Commercial Music and Composition students, with approval from their division coordinator and main studio teacher, may fulfill part of their Category 1 Ensemble requirement by auditioning and performing on a secondary instrument. Students who play guitar or piano as their principal instrument may also count participation in Music 333R: Jazz Ensemble or Music 334R: Synthesis toward their Category 1 Ensemble requirement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • In certain circumstances, music majors may be allowed to count participation in the non-auditioned ensembles (Music 311R: University Chorale, Music 321R: University Band, and Music 322R: University Orchestra) toward their Category 1 requirement with permission from their respective studio teacher and the ensemble conductor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. All transfer students must have their previous university work in music evaluated by the appropriate BYU School of Music faculty members to determine what credits will be accepted in the transfer (see the college advisement center for referrals). We subscribe to the policy of the National Association of Schools of Music and carry no obligation to accept upper-division music credits from other member schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. If a School of Music student receives an E grade twice in any one course within his or her major, s/he will not be allowed to proceed in the major. Also, a registration hold will be placed on the student's records pending a meeting with an academic advisor to determine an alternative plan of study. Only in rare and extreme cases will the School of Music consider petitions to take a course a third time and have major status reinstated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Students temporarily leaving the School of Music for a mission are required to file a deferment form with the university's Admissions Office and notify the School of Music Admissions Assistant of their intent to defer. Students intending to enter the School of Music during the school year immediately following mission service are highly encouraged to apply and audition for admission to the School of Music (see #1-3) prior to departure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. All School of Music students are expected to attend at least eight concerts and two School of Music-sponsored lectures each semester. For more information, see the "Undergraduate Handbook" published online by the School of Music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Music Dance Theatre Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CFAC Music Dance Theatre Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     1128 RB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-2563
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   rbmusic@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   mdt.byu.edu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     D-444 HFAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3777
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   cfacadvise@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://cfac.byu.edu/advise/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This is a limited-enrollment program requiring program admissions approval.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The BFA in music dance theatre (MDT) is an interdisciplinary degree offered by the College of Fine Arts and Communications through the cooperative involvement of its Department of Dance, School of Music, and Department of Theatre and Media Arts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neuroscience

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neuroscience Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     S192 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-1218
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   neuroscience@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://neuroscience.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     1041 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-3541
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   https://fhssadv.byu.edu/Pages/Home.aspx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The neuroscience undergraduate program is an interdisciplinary program that allows students to seek advisement at the College of Life Sciences Academic Advisement Office or the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences Advisement Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The degree program in the Neuroscience Center is a open enrollment program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Neuroscience is the field of study covering the development, structure, and function of the central nervous system and its connection to influencing/regulating behavior. The study of neuroscience examines topics such as neuroanatomy, physiology of nervous system cells and circuits, molecular neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neuroimaging, systems and behavioral neuroscience, cognition, and neural dysfunction and disease. The interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience requires the tools provided by experience and training in biology, genetics, physiology, molecular biology, chemistry (general, organic, and biochemistry), physics, psychology (hormones and behavior, memory, cognition, sensation, and perception), statistics, calculus, and research design and analysis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The objectives for the Neuroscience Center and major are to (1) establish and promote an interdisciplinary education in neuroscience, (2) produce scientifically literate individuals having the ability to design, conduct, and analyze research activities, and (3) have students think critically in an integrative fashion based upon research-rich and inquiry-based academic curricula.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Neuroscience prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school or to enter into the pharmaceutical and biotechnology workforce. Neuroscience is an excellent preprofessional field of study for those interested in health professions, law, or business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nursing Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nursing Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     500 SWKT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-4144
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   patricia_ravert@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://nursing.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     551 SWKT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-4173
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   nursing_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://nursing.byu.edu/academics/undergrad/advisement.aspx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The degree programs in the College of Nursing carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the college advisement center for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brigham Young University's baccalaureate nursing program prepares general clinicians with the knowledge, skills, leadership abilities, and values commensurate with professional nursing practice. Nursing education builds on the sciences, humanities, and religious studies to develop the strong theoretical and practical base necessary to understand and meet the needs of people in various health care settings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learning comes alive as students move from the classroom through the clinical simulation laboratory to actual patient care. Students assess, diagnose, and treat actual and potential human responses in an effort to promote, restore, or maintain health. Baccalaureate graduates develop their ability to be sensitive to the welfare of others, communicate effectively, evaluate research findings, think critically, solve problems, and utilize appropriate technology as they provide quality nursing care to people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career positions are available in various health care settings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MS in Nursing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Undergraduate Admittance Requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The following criteria have been established for acceptance and progression in the baccalaureate program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Be fully matriculated at BYU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Acceptance into the nursing major is competitive and restricted to a limited number of openings each year. Not all students who meet the minimum requirements are guaranteed acceptance into the program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Applicants are evaluated on a variety of criteria using a point system. Admission criteria has included academic progression; overall college GPA; ACT/SAT; written communication skills; community, school, and church service; recommendations from employers and/or educators; and the professional judgment of the admissions committee. In the last three years, the average GPA of students accepted into the program has been from 3.71 to 3.89, with a range of 3.60 to 4.0.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Complete the following before beginning nursing courses:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chem 285.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NDFS 100.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nurs 180.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PDBio 220.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SFL 210 or Psych 220.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Additionally, 16–20 total hours from the university core.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Note: Students may apply to the baccalaureate program during the semester they are completing BYU nursing prerequisite courses, if classes are taken at BYU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Students with English as a second language: Take the English Proficiency Examination plus all ESL service courses as recommended by the examination outcome. Successfully complete Nurs 102. The college requires a TOEFL score of at least 237 (computer based) or 93 (IBT).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Maintain a C grade or above in all nursing courses, including prerequisite and supporting courses. A grade of C– does not allow advancement to the next course in the sequence and a minimum of 3.0 GPA must be maintained in order to graduate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The college nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clinical Assignments and Transportation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Educational experiences are generally located in the Wasatch Front. Didactic courses are taught in Provo. Clinical experiences are generally in agencies throughout the Wasatch Front. Visits to agencies and client homes are also required. To achieve the best possible clinical education, students will need to travel throughout their course work. Access to a car is highly recommended. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Multicultural and international clinical experiences are also available during a specific spring term in the program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     S-221 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-3912
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   Michael_dunn@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://ndfs.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some degree programs in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science carry special enrollment limitations. Please see the department for specific details.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MS in Food Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MS in Nutritional Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organizational Leadership and Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     590 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-5742
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   jdyer@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     460 TNRB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-4285
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   msm_advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   https://marriottschool.byu.edu/advisement/advisement/contact/

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Philosophy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department of Philosophy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •     4086-A JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •    801-422-5824
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   travis_anderson@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   http://philosophy.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •     1175 JFSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •    801-422-4789
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   humanities-advisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   http://hac.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All degree programs in the Department of Philosophy are open enrollment until the end of a student's sophomore year (60 credit hours), after which permission to add a minor or double major, or to change an existing major/minor must be obtained from the advisement centers of both the current major and the new major. To declare a philosophy major or minor prior to the end of a student's sophomore year, contact or visit the College of Humanities Advisement Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From its inception in ancient Greece down to the present, philosophy has sought to examine and understand life in all its wondrous complexity. In seeking answers to enduring questions about good and evil, and the nature of the real, and the power of the beautiful, philosophy discloses its faith in the ability of reason to discover and communicate truth. Philosophy's correlative respect for the authority of logic and rational argument fosters an intellectual environment wherein open dialogue is essential and conflicting opinions are respected, but in which beliefs must be scrutinized, claims must be validated, and a love of truth, goodness, and wisdom must guide one's every action.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students who study philosophy will find that it not only provides them invaluable insight into life's deepest concerns, it also helps them develop their capacity for critical thought, perceptive judgment, and cogent argumentation. And a few transferrable skills will serve those students better as they pursue further education or begin their careers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philosophy offers excellent preparation for a variety of career paths, especially law, medicine, and business. The value of a major or minor in philosophy resides in the intellectual development it promotes and the transferrable skills it nourishes. Philosophy majors perennially top the charts in standardized exams like the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT, especially on the verbal aptitude and analytic thinking sections. They also enjoy extremely high rates of acceptance to graduate programs and professional schools, whatever the discipline. And with increasing frequency, studies show that philosophy majors who pursue business and other non-academic careers often out-earn their colleagues. No doubt, this is because philosophy students master the logic, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that such pursuits so often require. In short, philosophy not only prepares students for a rewarding life, but for any type of work that requires highly developed abilities in analytical reasoning and effective communication.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Department of Philosophy strongly recommends that philosophy majors double-major in another field to help them complete the 120 hours required for graduation. We also recommend that they consider taking StDev 317 and HColl 110. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, StDev 317 is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to introduce them to graduate/professional school and employment preparation strategies, internships, available educational opportunities, and a variety of career options. HColl 110 introduces students to the culture and acadedmic landscape of the humanities, and teaches them how to market and employ their liberal arts education in today's challenging job market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philosophy students are also encouraged both to complete one of the many internships supported and funded by the College of Humanities (regardless of individual career goals), to learn a foreign language, and if finances allow, to study abroad for a semester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Physical Science Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CPMS Physical Science Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •     N143 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •    801-422-2255
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   duane_merrell@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   http://cpms.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special limitations apply for this teaching major.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Physics and Astronomy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department of Physics and Astronomy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •     N-281A ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •    801-422-1702
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   rrv3@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   http://www.physics.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •     N-181 ESC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •    801-422-2674
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   cpmsadvisement@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  •   http://cpms.byu.edu/advisement-center/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All degree programs in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are open enrollment. However, special limitations apply for teaching majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Over the centuries physicists and astronomers have studied the fundamental principles that govern the structure and dynamics of matter and energy in the physical world, from subatomic particles to the cosmos. Physicists also apply this understanding to the development of new technologies. For example, physicists invented the first lasers and semiconductor electronic devices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Physics and astronomy students learn to approach complex problems in science and technology from a broad background in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical and thermal physics, quantum mechanics, relativity, and optics. The tools they develop at BYU include problem solving by mathematical and computational modeling, as well as experimental and observational discovery and analysis. All students gain professional experience in a research, capstone, or internship project, usually in close association with faculty. Together these experiences can provide excellent preparation for employment or for graduate studies in physics, other sciences, engineering, medicine, law, or business.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Most physicists and astronomers work in research and development in industrial, government, or university labs to solve new problems in technology and science. They also share the beauty discovered in our physical universe by teaching in planetariums, high schools, colleges, and universities.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A degree in physics or physics–astronomy can provide:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Preparation for those who intend to enter industrial or governmental service as engineers, technicians, physicists or astronomers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Education for those who intend to pursue graduate work in physics or astronomy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Education in the subject matter of physics for prospective teachers of the physical sciences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Undergraduate education for those who will pursue graduate work in the professions: business (e.g., an MBA), law (especially patent law), medicine, medical physics, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Science, technical, and research background for graduate school in engineering, biophysics, or physical sciences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Physics fundamentals required by the biological science, medical, dental, nursing, and related programs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information about careers for physics and astronomy majors, see Careers for Physics Majors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Graduate Programs and Degrees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MS in Physics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PhD in Physics 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PhD in Physics and Astronomy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, see the Graduate Studies website.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    General Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. It is recommended that a student complete the following courses in high school:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Students in physics should take mathematics beginning the first semester of the freshman year. Most physics majors begin with Math 113. If calculus was not studied in high school, students can take Math 112 concurrently with Phscs 121 during the fall semester; then continue with 113 in winter semester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3 units of English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 1 unit of physical science, either chemistry or physics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 4 units of mathematics, consisting of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. This should qualify students to begin college mathematics with Math 113, Calculus 2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Because mathematics provides the foundation for all work in the physical and mathematical sciences, high school preparation in this subject is of particular importance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Students are strongly urged to gain experience in computer programming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Physiology and Developmental Biology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Department Information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •     4005B LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •    801-422-7562
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   Dixon_Woodbury@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •   http://pdbio.byu.edu/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advisement Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •     2060 LSB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •    801-422-3042
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   lifesciences@byu.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •   http://lifesciences.byu.edu/studentservices/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Subject Areas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admission to Degree Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All degree programs in the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology are open enrollment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Physiology is the study of the functions of the body systems. Developmental biology is the study of how specific genes govern differentiation of cells, tissues, and organs with unique structure and functions. Both disciplines require a firm foundation of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and cellular biology. The related area of biophysics uses the methods of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to investigate the physical basis of life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Upper-division courses require synthesizing and integrating information from many areas of science to allow understanding of such remarkable processes as how the heart pumps blood, how neurons communicate with one another, how insulin regulates blood sugar, and how specific gene products determine the morphology and functional capacity of the nervous system. Knowledge in these areas is expanding rapidly as new techniques are applied in molecular biology. Hence, significant exposure to the concepts and techniques of molecular biology is an important component of the major.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A major in physiology and developmental biology prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in either the biological sciences or nonbiological fields or to enter directly into employment. This major provides outstanding preparation for students seeking admittance into professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, or pharmacy. Students who have aspirations of doing health-related researc