|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences|
990 SWKT, PO Box 25535, (801) 378-2083
Dean: Clayne L. Pope, Professor, Economics
Associate Dean: Sally H. Barlow, Professor, Psychology
Associate Dean: James M. Harper, Professor, School of Family Life
Associate Dean: Paul B. Pixton, Professor, History
Larry K. Taylor, Supervisor (151 SWKT, PO Box 25538,  378-3541)
Advisors are prepared to assist students in the selection of General Education offerings that will contribute to a broad education. Advisors also assist faculty in offering counsel for specific majors and in monitoring a student's progress toward graduation.
The College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences is composed of departments whose primary focus is people.
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 are available to qualified students. Applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office (A-141 ASB, PO Box 21009).
Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Director (337 SWKT, PO Box ,  378-4609]
The Women's Research Institute sponsors a minor in Women's Studies. This program educates students in the findings, theory, and research methodologies fundamental to the women's studies field, and fosters critical thinking and superior scholarship. The research and study of women and their viewpoints in traditional academic disciplines creates a new framework of interpretation and scholarship for our historical and cultural traditions. Courses in the minor represent many disciplines and provide a variety of perspectives on topics relating to women's experiences.
Alan J. Hawkins, Director (350 SWKT, PO Box 25516  378-2948)
The Family Studies Center is dedicated to identifying characteristics associated with strong families and the processes by which they develop. At the heart of the center's mission is a deep and abiding desire to understand families and family members and to assist them to achieve their full potential. The center understands the important link that research can and must have to families themselves. Research that illuminates the relationship between the family and other important institutions such as governments, schools, and business, as well as social contexts including households, neighborhoods, and cultures, is germane to the center's research program. Relevant information is presented through publications, conferences, symposia, seminars, and lectures.
Marti L. Allen, Director (105 ALLN, PO Box 25522)
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is located in Allen Hall at 700 North 100 East in Provo. Museum hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The modest exhibits focus on the prehistory of Utah, the American Southwest, Mesoamerica, Polynesia, and the Near East as well as early Mormon pioneer life. Tour arrangements can be made by calling the museum at (801) 378-6112.
Educational and Research Opportunities. Classes in museology designed to provide students with practical experience in collections care and management, including computer applications, are available with approval. Credit in archaeological research, both field and laboratory, is also offered with prior approval of the museum staff, who are adjunct to the Anthropology Department. Museology and archaeology course listings are found in the Anthropology section of this catalog. The museum also employs several students each semester to assist in collections work and exhibit renovation.
Anthropological Collections. Museum collections contain prehistoric and ethnographic artifacts from various parts of the world. The bulk of holdings are from the Southwest, Mesoamerica, Polynesia, and the Great Basin, especially Utah Valley. The museum also cares for a collection of more than 20,000 black and white and color photographs that document BYU archaeological research and the artifactual materials. Information on this collection is now computer accessible for interested scholars. The museum encourages students to inquire about research possibilities using its collections.
Ronald K. Esplin, Director (127 KMB, PO Box 24485,  378-4023)
The task of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History is the scholarly study of the history, people, institutions, and culture of the Latter-day Saints. Its mission, as a research organization, is to use the materials of history and the tools of scholarship to research, write, and publish works about the Latter-day Saint past that will be of significance to other scholars and to Latter-day Saints generally. Its personnel are historians who seek to understand and, where appropriate, emphasize the religious context of LDS history, including the vision and faith that underlie many significant events.
Bushman, Richard L. (1999) BA, Harvard Coll., 1955; MA, PhD, Harvard U., 1960, 1961.
Esplin, Ronald K. (1980) BA, U. of Utah, 1969; MA, U. of Virginia, 1970; PhD, Brigham Young U., 1981.
Jessee, Dean C. (1980) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1956, 1959.
Madsen, Carol Cornwall (1980) BA, MA, PhD, U. of Utah, 1957, 1977, 1985.
Walker, Ronald W. (1980) BS, MA, Brigham Young U., 1961, 1965; MS, Stanford U., 1968; PhD, U. of Utah, 1977.
Derr, Jill Mulvay (1998) BA, U. of Utah, 1970; MA, Harvard U., 1971.
Hartley, William G. (1980) BA, MA, Brigham Young U., 1965, 1969.
Jensen, Richard L. (1980) BA, Utah State U., 1968; MA, Ohio State U., 1972.
Allen, James B. (1963) BS, Utah State U., 1954; MA, Brigham Young U., 1957; PhD, U. of Southern California, 1963.
Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach (1980) BS, Brigham Young U., 1958; MA, PhD, U. of Utah, 1966, 1973.