The CAC has full-time specialists and peer advisors available to help students with concerns about academic and career decisions.  An excellent career library containing extensive career and college transfer information is available in the CAC for student use.  This center utilizes a helpful computerized career decision-making program to assist in making career choices.


Students are assigned a faculty advisor who assists them in individualizing their education. The advisorís help students keep on track for graduation from beginning to end.  Advisors will receive copies of grades at mid-term and at the end of the semester.  After the student applies for graduation, the advisor will also complete a graduation evaluation.


Undecided majors are called General Studies.  Majoring in Generals is allowed until the middle of the sophomore year or (about 45 credits).  By now, if a student is still undecided he or she needs to come to the Career and Academic Advising Center in Kimball 250.  Friendly staff and peer advisors will aid in choosing a major.  To change a major, a student may do so at most any time by visiting the Career and Advising Center located in Kimball 250.


How to Choose a Major

The CAC offers a series of computer modules you can take which will evaluate your strengths and will suggest a major or career best suited for you.  This program is free of charge. 

GS 100, Career Exploration is a one-credit course designed to help you choose a major and career.


BYU-Idaho is pleased to announce the arrival of eight new (mini) academic advising centers across campus.  Each college houses its own advising center, which offers information specific to your major.



Academic Advising Centers


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Benson 235

(208) 496-2037


College of Language and Letters

Smith 271      

(208) 496-3017


College of Business and Communication

Smith 225      

(208) 496-1451


College of Education

Rigby 162    

(208) 496-2926

Rigby 163    

(208) 496-1566


College of Performing & Visual Arts

Kirkham 102

(208) 496-3033


College of Physical Sciences & Engineering

Austin 106C  

(208) 496-3043


College of Religion & Social Science

Taylor 274    

(208) 496-3035


General Academic Advising

McKay 132

(208) 496-3036


For students interested in Medical Schools, Dental school, etc, visit

the advising center for:

Pre-Professional Programs

Benson 209  

(208) 496-2483


The Main Career and Academic Advising Center is located in Kimball 250

(208) 496-1167


Leadership & Service Institute (L.S.I.)

Few institutions place as much emphasis on leadership training as does Brigham Young University-Idaho, where there is uniqueness in both the philosophy and magnitude of student development.

Brigham Young University-Idaho brings a gospel perspective to leadership. This approach emphasizes the Saviorís example to serve others through consistent, patient, and loving interaction with others. Our programs are open to all students who would like to participate. This differs from many universities that reserve leadership training for those who hold student body positions. We provide learning opportunities for any student who would like to improve him/her self. Our programs are divided into three areas:

Leadership & Personal Development

We sponsor evening workshops, overnight retreats, and Saturday conferences to help students develop leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, and strengthen their testimonies. These seminars are held on various topics at a rustic ranch with a view of the Teton Mountains (about an hour from campus).  All students can participate. Transportation is provided and programs are at a minimal cost. Clubs and other campus organizations can also use the lodge for training purposes.

Community Service

The Institute helps students find meaningful service projects in the community and acts in a supportive role to encourage reflection and learning. One-time service projects are posted in our referral center. More involved service opportunities are offered through local agencies and campus clubs such as Adopt-A-Grandparent, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Family Crisis Center, Friendship/Homework Tutoring, Special Olympics, Blood Drives, etc. Student program directors coordinate each of these projects and can answer your questions and help get you involved.

Marriage Enrichment

As the family is considered preeminent in our Heavenly Fatherís plan, we see the need to strengthen young couples as they begin to build their eternal relationship. The Institute provides a resource library and overnight retreats at the Teton Lodge that are designed to assist recently married students at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

For more information about these programs or to use our resource library visit or office or our web site & Service Institute

Manwaring Center #380

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg, ID 83460-0790

(208) 496-2596