General Education, Basic Education, and University Requirements
  GENERAL EDUCATION B.S. or A.S. GENERAL EDUCATION B.A. or A.A. BASIC EDUCATION UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS Religion Requirements On-Line Learning
 
GENERAL EDUCATION
The Mission of General Education, Basic Education, and University Requirements, is to help students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in college and in society. Specifically, these purposes are realized in students when they begin to:
  • Understand themselves and their relationship to God

  • Develop the ability to think and write clearly

  • Gain a knowledge of the social and natural worlds in which they live

  • Appreciate aesthetic and creative expressions of humanity

  • Cultivate a sensitivity to personal relationships and moral responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a readiness for further learning and for services to society

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    GENERAL EDUCATION B.S. or A.S.   

    I. Reading and Writing
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 111, 111C, 111H
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
    HIST 300

    II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho, Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.
    Take 1 Course    
    MATH 108, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills
    Take 1 Course    
    COMM 102, 150, 150H
    CS 100
    HS 131, 131W
    IS 140
     
            OR
               Take 1 Course    
               PE 177
     
            AND
               Take 1 Course    
               PE 119, 123, 126, 128, 131, 133, 160, 175, 195

    IV. Arts
    Take 1 Course    
    ART 101, 160, 201, 202, 202H
    HFED 140
    HORT 230
    HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
    MUSIC 100, 101
    TA 115, 117
     
    AND
    Take this Course    
    FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
    HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
    PH 314
    PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H

    VI. Biological Science
    Take 4 Credits    
    AGRON 122, 270
    BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268, 302

    VII. Physical Science
    Take 4 Credits    
    CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
    GEOG 101, 101L
    GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
    PH 101, 101L, 102, 105, 105L, 106, 106L, 112, 115, 116, 121, 127, 127L, 137, 137L, 150, 167, 167L
    PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    VIII. American Institutions
    Take 1 Course    
    AMHER 170, 170H
    ECON 111, 111H
    HIST 120, 121
    POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institution requirement.
    Take 1 Course    
    ANTH 101, 101H
    CHILD 210, 210H
    ECON 111, 112, 112H
    ED 270
    GEOG 120
    HIST 201, 202
    HON 201
    PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
    POLSC 110, 170
    PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
    SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H

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    GENERAL EDUCATION B.A. or A.A.   

    I. Reading and Writing
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 111, 111C, 111H
     
    AND
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
    HIST 300

    II. Mathematics
  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho, Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.
    Take 1 Course    
    MATH 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Arts
    Take 1 Course    
    ART 101, 160, 201, 202, 202H
    HFED 140
    HORT 230
    HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
    MUSIC 100, 101
    TA 115, 117
     
    AND
    Take this Course    
    FA 100

    IV. Biological Science and Physical Science
    Take 4 Credits    
    AGRON 122, 270
    BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268, 302
     
            OR
               Take 4 Credits    
               CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
               GEOG 101, 101L
               GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
               PH 101, 102, 105, 112, 115, 116, 121, 127, 137, 150, 167
               PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    V. American Institutions
    Take 1 Course    
    AMHER 170, 170H
    ECON 111, 111H
    HIST 120, 121
    POLSC 110

    VI. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institution requirement.
    Take 1 Course    
    ANTH 101, 101H
    CHILD 210, 210H
    ECON 111, 112, 112H
    ED 270
    GEOG 120
    HIST 201, 202
    HON 201
    PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
    POLSC 110, 170
    PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
    SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H

    VII. Foreign Language
    Take 8 credits of language study and 3 credits of literature all in the same language.
    Take 11 Credits    
    CHIN 101, 101H, 102, 201, 347
    FR 102, 201, 202
    GER 102, 201, 202
    RUSS 101, 102, 201, 340, 340H
    SPAN 102, 201, 201M, 202, 302

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    BASIC EDUCATION   
    The mission of Basic Education is to help students in applied programs acquire the skills and knowledge needed in their careers. Approximately 12 hours of a student's degree will come from Basic Education courses. These are the credits required in each of the Basic Education areas for the Associate of Applied Science.

    I. Communication
    Take 1 Course    
    ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    II. Computation
    Take 1 Course    
    ACCTG 180
    MATH 101, 108, 110, 112, 221

    III. Human Relations
    Take 1 Course    
    AGBUS 238
    AMHER 170
    ANTH 101
    B 370
    CHILD 210
    GEOG 120
    HIST 120, 121, 201, 202
    HON 201
    POLSC 110, 170
    PSYCH 111, 201
    SOC 111, 112, 323, 357

    IV. Related Skills
    Take 1 Course    
    COMM 102, 150
    CS 144
    ENG 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316
    ENGRT 125
    IS 140
    SIGN 101

     
    UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS   
    The University Requirement is required for all degree programs.

     
    Religion Requirements   
    All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho Fall of 2001 are required to meet the Book of Mormon requirement. All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho Winter 2003 will be obligated to meet the scripture core requirements explained below.

    For a more detailed description of the Religion Requirement, see the
    Religious Education section of this catalog.


    Transfer of Religion 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. Course number is 100 or above.
    2. A letter grade is given.
    3. The earned letter grade appears on the BYU-Idaho transcript.

    For more information on transferring religion credits, see the Religious Education section of this catalog.

    Bachelor Degree:
    Fourteen (14) credit hours of religion are required.
    Take 4 Credits    
    REL 121, 121H, 122, 122H, 221
     
    AND
    Take 6 Credits    
    REL 211, 211H, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H
     
    AND
    Take 4 Credits    
    REL 100, 130, 234, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Associate Degree:
    Seven (7) credit hours of religion are required.
    Take 4 Credits    
    REL 121, 121H, 122, 122H, 221
     
    AND
    Take 3 Credits    
    REL 100, 130, 211, 211H, 234, 261, 264, 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 324, 324H, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

     
    On-Line Learning   
    Technology provides a powerful tool for learners to acquire new skills and knowledge at their own pace, outside of the boundaries of the traditional classroom. In particular, computer networks (e.g., the Internet) are increasingly being used to deliver on-line instruction to students any time and any place.

    To prepare students to function effectively in an on-line learning environment, students entering BYU-Idaho in Fall 2000 are required to have one on-line learning experience to graduate. Approved on-line courses are designated in the class schedule with section numbers between 801 and 899. These courses can also be used to fulfill general education, elective, or major course requirements. On-line courses are to be completed during the regular semester (or term). Because the student controls the on-line learning experience, a high degree of self-discipline is needed to be successful.

    On-line courses taken from other institutions or organizations may be approved as meeting this requirement. Such courses must represent collegiate level subject matter, have required a level of effort equivalent to at least one semester credit hour, and have been offered by an accredited college, university, or other well-known credible learning organization. Requests for using an on-line course not taken at BYU-Idaho to meet this requirement must be submitted to the Registrar for approval. Students must provide a record of course completion such as a transcript, grade report, or completion certificate which clearly identifies the course and institution.

    On-line course information is available at
    http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of on-line courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).