Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education


Chair: Ellie L Young

Department Information: 

340 MCKB




Advisement Center: 

350 MCKB




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 education.byu.edu/cpse/bs and applicants can apply online at educator.byu.edu. See additional information below.

General Information

Admission to BS Programs

Among other factors, the application review process involves consideration of the following:

Additional Licensing Requirements

As well as state requirements, teacher candidates must complete the following before they can be recommended for graduation and Utah licensure:

To confirm their graduation status, teacher candidates should contact Education Advisement Center

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:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education.

  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs Available

This department also offers graduate degree programs. For more information, see Graduate Studies.