Core Enrichment: Electives
|· Book of Mormon
· New Testament
· Doctrine and Covenants
|· American Heritage
· Global and Cultural
|· First-Year Writing
· Advanced Written and
· Quantitative Reasoning
· Languages of Learning
|· Civilization 1
· Civilization 2
· Biological Science
· Physical Science
· Social Science
|· Religion Electives
· Open Electives
For details on completing the previous GE program (continuing students only), see the previous GE Program Summary table in the winter 2004 class schedule.
Please read the Introduction to the Undergraduate Degree before considering the list of courses to complete these requirements.
To complete the University Core, students must satisfy each of the 18 requirements listed in the table above. Each can be completed by taking one course or a combination of courses. In some cases, students may satisfy the requirement in other ways: AP; competency exams; or, in the case of Quantitative Reasoning, ACT or SAT score. Furthermore, in some cases a single course may complete two requirements (double count).
Total required religion hours is 14; the total required hours in general education may vary from 31.5 to 72 depending upon tracks chosen by students or as a result of departmental requirements.
Note 1: Departmental courses that include honors sections are followed by /H; Honrs refers to courses taught only in the Honors Program.
Note 2: This list is subject to change each semester. Some classes listed here have approval on a trial basis and may be removed from the list at a later date. Please consult a current class schedule each semester/term to ensure the class you take is still approved for GE. Some requirements can also be satisfied via AP or IB credit. Check with the Admissions Services office, A-209 ASB , telephone (801) 422-5000, for the current mapping of AP/IB exams to GE requirements.
For First-Year Students: Although the time to complete GE requirements varies according to the major, all new students will participate in Freshman Mentoring. This program provides students with active peer mentor support and priority access to high demand University Core courses, including those that fulfill the First-Year Writing and American heritage requirements. Additional general education and/or major-related bundles will also be available for selection. Both honors and non-honors options are available. Students select bundles through the Freshman Mentoring website. A brief description of Freshman Mentoring is found in the Undergraduate Education section of the catalog. Additional information may be obtained from the Freshman Mentoring website (http://freshmanmentoring.byu.edu) or by contacting Freshman Mentoring, 2014 JKB, (801) 422- 8176 or 1 (877) 890-5451 or emailing email@example.com.
It is recommended that students who need to fill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement, because of an ACT subscore below 22, 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 one-course options (e.g., Bio 100, Bio 130, etc. / Phy S 100) 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. Advice as to when to complete the other GE requirements can be obtained at college advisement centers or department offices.
Instructions: Click on the name of a requirement to show the options for that requirement.
/H indicates there are also honors sections of the departmental course; Honrs refers to courses taught only in the Honors Program.
Not for all students: A course designated “not for all students” is not targeted for all students; it may have limited enrollment or be designed only or primarily for certain majors. If you have questions about registering for this course, please consult the instructor or the college advisement center.
Has prerequisite: A course designated "has prerequisite" has specific requirements for enrollment. Prerequisites can be found in the MyMAP system by clicking the name of the class or by contacting the department.
Some sections: A course designated "some sections" only offers specific sections that fulfill that requirement. See the current class schedule to find which sections fulfill that requirement.