This is a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program. Please contact the BGS office at 1-888-298-3137 or (801) 422-4351.
Have 30 hours of campus residency.
Complete a minimum of 10 hours in the emphasis after formal admission to the BGS program.
Thirty of the 120 hours including 15 hours in the emphasis must be 300-level or above courses.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 BYU grade point average, a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and a minimum 2.0 emphasis grade point average.
The program must be completed in eight years or less.
All emphasis courses taken after admission to BGS must be BYU courses.
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Prerequisite course (must be completed before taking any other courses, includes preparing academic plan which must be approved before proceeding):
Requirement 2 Complete 4 Courses
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Option
Complete 18 hours from one of the following tracks:
Option 3.1 Complete 18.0 hours from the following Groups
Group 3.1.1 Complete up to 18.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete 18 hours from the following:
Option 3.2 Complete 2 Groups
Family History Track:
Group 3.2.1 Complete 6.0 hours from the following Selections
Selection 184.108.40.206 Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete 6 hours from the following:
Group 3.2.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following Selections
Selection 220.127.116.11 Complete up to 12.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete 12 hours from the following:
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Course
Complete a capstone experience (last course to be completed):
Note 1: Other BYU undergraduate courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in history may also be used to fill emphasis electives in either track.
Note 2: In the Family History track, Hist 317 can be used to meet either requirement 3.2.1 or requirement 3.2.2; it cannot be double-counted.