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Student Development

Department of Student Development

Department Information: 

2516 WSC



Student Development

Tyler R. Pedersen, Associate Director
Student Development Services
2516 WSC, (801) 422-6291

Jana Cottle, Student Development Coordinator
2518 WSC, (801) 422-6291

Student development courses are offered by faculty from Student Development Services, academic advisors from the University Advisement Center and other areas of campus, as well as by professionals in their respective fields. Courses offered in student development are intended to help BYU students with their educational, career, and personal development. Student Development courses help students:

  1. Adjust to and thrive in the BYU academic and social environment.

  2. Enhance their academic skills including studying, reading, time management, test-taking, and note-taking.

  3. Effectively explore, select, and prepare for majors and careers suited to their interests, values, and goals.

  4. Increase self-awareness, develop character and enhance mental health and well-being.

  5. Develop leadership, interpersonal, and helping skills necessary to effectively serve in the campus and general community.

  6. Make important life decisions.