Religion Requirements
 
 
 
Brigham Young University-Idaho Religion Requirements: All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho Fall of 2001or later are required to meet the Book of Mormon requirement.  All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho Winter 2003 or later will be obligated to meet the scripture core requirements explained below.
UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT - RELIGION BYU-IDAHO
Degree:  
   
1.  Bachelor degree:  Fourteen (14) credit hours of religion must be earned at BYU-Idaho.  
                Must include:  four (4) credit hours of Book of Mormon 121 and 122 or 221 (Book of Mormon for Prospective Missionaries)  
  AND  
  six (6) credits from:  
  Old Testament 301 or 302 (3 credit courses)  
  New Testament 211 (3 credit courses)  
  Doctrine and covenants 324  (3 credit courses)  
  AND  
  Four (4) credits from any courses offered for credit in religion.  
   
2.  Associate degree:  Seven (7) credit hours of religion are required.  
                Must include:  four (4) credit hours of Book of Mormon 121 and 122 or 221 (Book of Mormon for Prospective Missionaries)  
  AND  
  Three (3) credits earned in any other religion courses taught at BYU-Idaho        
Transfer of Credit from other Universities and Institutes of Religion
Religion credit earned at C.E.S. Institutes of Religion or other Church schools will transfer* as elective credit when the following conditions are met:
1.  A letter grade is given.  
2.  The earned letter grade appears on the BYU-Idaho transcript.  
*Be aware that too many transferred elective credits could jeopardize the total credits allowed for registration  (140 Maximum)
Total Transfer of Credits Religion hours to take at BYU-Idaho Required Subject Matter:  *If the subject matter has been taken at an Institute or other Church school you may complete the credit requirement by substituting other courses offered in Religious Education at BYU-Idaho until 14 credits are earned.
0-14.9 14 Entire Book of Mormon, six credits from NT, OT, or DC and 4 religion credits of your choice.*
15-29.9 12 Entire Book of Mormon, six credits from NT, OT, or DC and 2 religion credits of your choice.*
30-44.9 10 Entire Book of Mormon, six credits from NT, OT, or DC*
45-59.9 8 Entire Book of Mormon and at least 4 religion credits of your choice.*
60-74.9 6 Entire Book of Mormon and at least 2 religion credits of your choice.*
75-89.9 4 Entire Book of Mormon.*
90 or more 2-4 Entire Book of Mormon if not taken previously (4 credits) OR 2 credits of your choice.
Second Religion Class A student who wishes to take two religion classes in a given term may attempt to do so after the first day of class IF there is available seating.  A student desiring to take a second class should meet with the instructor of that class and complete their registration.
Attendance Each instructor may establish criteria for giving credit, but, generally, lack of attendance would affect a student's grade detrimentally and could result in no credit for the class, thus requiring the student to retake the class.
     
Waivers Should a student be denied a graduation diploma from BYU-Idaho because the religion requirement was not completed, and reasons for the non-completion were beyond the control of the student, an appeal may be submitted for review.
     
    For clarification and/or application for a waiver, see the Chair of the Department of Religious Education.  Make the appointment with Gloria Bradshaw, Office Manager, at (208) 496-1430.