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  TERMINOLOGY AND TYPES OF DEGREES

TERMINOLOGY AND TYPES OF DEGREES

 

DEFINITIONS
The following definitions describe terminology that is unique to BYU-Idaho.
Specialized Major: 70 credit hours of coursework selected from appropriate core and emphasis classes. No minor required.
Core: Minimum of 42 hours common to two or more Emphases.
Emphasis: Maximum of 28 hours unique to a particular career pathway.

Integrated Major: 36-45 credit hours of coursework selected from appropriate core and emphasis classes.

Also requires a minor or two clusters.
Core: Minimum of 27 hours common to two or more Emphases.
Emphasis: Maximum of 18 hours unique to a particular career pathway.
Minor: 18-25 hours, as defined by department.
Cluster: 12-15 hours. Courses selected by student and advisor, approved by college dean.

The following definitions describe the options available to students in Education.

Education Specialized Major: 70 hours.  No minor required.
Education Composite Major: 45 hours plus education core. No minor required. 

Education Major: 30 hours plus education core.  Requires an Education minor

Education Minor: 20 hours. Requires an Education major in a selected field of study.
Endorsement: 6-20 hours, defined and granted by the State of Idaho.
 

TYPES OF DEGREES AVAILABLE:
Associate of Applied Science(AAS): 60-70 hours including Basic Education & University Requirements

        (will not transfer to other schools)
Associate of Art (AA): 60 hours including AA General Education & University Requirements
Associate of Science (AS): 60 hours including AS General Education & University Requirements
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN): 77 hours including AS General Education & University Requirements

Bachelor of Art (BA):120 hours including major, minor or clusters, BA in General Education, & University Requirements
Bachelor of Science (BS):120 hours including major, minor or clusters, BS in General Education, & University Requirements
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA):120 hours including major, BA or BS in General Education, & University Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):120 hours including major, BS in General Education, & University Requirements
Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA):120 hours including specialized major, minor or clusters, General Education, & University Requirements
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (BM):120 hours including specialized major, minor or clusters, General Education, & University

        Requirements