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Table of






General Information
Academic Calendar

Inside front cover

Brigham Young University Today 7
History of Brigham Young University
Accreditation 11
The BYU Code of Honor 12

Admissions to Undergraduate Study

Admissions Advising and Counseling

Records 17

Academic Standards 19

Orientation 20

Registration 21

Degrees Offered 22

Graduation Requirements 23

The General Education Program 26

Recognition of Outstanding Scholarship

The Graduate School 30

University Fees 33
Estimated College Expenses 37
Scholarships and Awards 37
Student Loans and Financial Aids
Student Employment 39





Summer School 41

Honors Program 41

Institute of Government Service 42

Forums and Lyceums 43

Division of Continuing Education 43
Evening Classes 44
Home Study 45

Special Courses and Conferences 45
Travel Study 46

Off-Campus Lectures and Courses 47
Education Week Programs 47
Centers for Continuing Education 47
Bachelor of Independent Studies 48

Tutoring Service 50

Personal Development Center 50

Veterans' Service 51

International Student Advisement 51

American Indian Students 52

Student Health Service 52

BYU Bookstore 52

Placement Center 53



ACTIVITIES Student Activities Center 56
Religious Opportunities 57
Campus Organizations 57
Student Government 59
Athletics 59
Student Publications 60

GENERAL UNIVERSITY University Library 62
SERVICES Alumni Association 63
Computer Services 64
University Collections 65
Broadcast Services 66
Research Division 66
University Press 67
Food Services 67
Security and Traffic 68

COLLEGES Biological and Agricultural Sciences 69
Business 72
Education 74
Family Living 78
Fine Arts and Communications 82
General College 85
Humanities 87

Industrial and Technical Education 88
Nursing 89

Physical and Engineering Sciences 91
Physical Education 93
Religious Instruction 95
Social Sciences 96


Accounting 99

Aerospace Studies 105

Agricultural Economics 109

Agronomy and Horticulture 112

American Indian Studies 117

Animal Science 119

Anthropology and Archaeology 123

Art 130

Asian Studies 138

Biological and Agricultural Education 141

Botany and Range Science 143

Business Education 150

Business Management 156

Career Orientation 165

Chemical Engineering Science 171

Chemistry 179

Child Development and Family Relationships 183

Civil Engineering Science 189

Clothing and Textiles 199

Communications 205

Computer Science 216

Devotional Assemblies 220

Economics 221

Education 226

Elementary Education 227
Secondary Education and Foundations 229
Educational Administration 243
Educational Psychology 243

Electrical Engineering Science 256

English 267







Environmental Design 278

European Studies 285

Family Economics and Home Management 289

Food Science and Nutrition 294

Forum Assemblies 299

Genealogy 300

General Curriculum 303

Geography 305

Geology 309

Guided Studies 317

Health Sciences 319

History 324

Home Economics Education 332

Honors 334

Humanities and Comparative Literature 336

Industrial Education 343

International Relations 350

Languages 353

Asian and Slavic Languages 354

Classical, Biblical, and Middle Eastern
Languages 357

French and Italian 362

Germanic Languages 365

Spanish and Portuguese 369
Latin American Studies 375
Law Enforcement Education 378
Library and Information Sciences — Graduate

Department of 381
Linguistics 385
Mathematics 387

Mechanical Engineering Science 393
Microbiology 403
Military Science 408
Music 412
Nursing 426

Organizational Behavior 429
Personal Development Program 432
Philosophy 434
Physical Education 436
Physical Science 450
Physics and Astronomy 451
Political Science 460
Psychology 467
Recreation Education 474

Religious Instruction — Ancient Scripture 477
Religious Instruction — Church History and

Doctrine 479
Sociology 482

Speech and Dramatic Arts 491
Statistics 505
Technical Institute 509
Technology 522
Youth Leadership 531
Zoology 536


Inside back cover



Fall Semester, 1972

April 30 (Sunday): Final date for new freshmen to submit applications for Fall

Semester, 1972.
July 15 (Saturday): Final date for new transfer students, former BYU students,
and graduate students to submit applications for Fall
Semester, 1972.
August 28, 29, 30 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) : Preschool Faculty Conference

and new-student orientation.
August 31 (Thursday): Registration for new students.
September 1, 2 (Friday, Saturday): Registration.
September 4 (Monday) : Labor Day holiday.
Septembers (Tuesday): Class instruction begins.

September 8 (Friday): First day changes in registration are permitted.
September 15 (Friday): Last day on which late registration may occur for Fall

Semester and for adding classes.
September 15 (Friday): Last day for application for Fall Semester graduation

September 30 (Saturday): Final day for submission of midsemester applications

by students released from missions and from active
duty with the armed forces since the close of late
October 20 (Friday): Midsemester registration for missionaries and servicemen.
October 23 (Monday): Midsemester classes begin.
November 23, 24 (Thursday, Friday) : Thanksgiving holiday.
December 1 (Friday): Last day on which a student may officially withdraw

from the University or drop classes.
December 14, 15, (Thursday, Friday): End of formal class period for Fall

December 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 (Saturday, Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday): Fall Semester final examination period.

Winter Semester, 1973

December 1 (Friday): Final date for submitting applications for admission or

readmission for Winter Semester, 1973.
January 4 (Thursday): New-student orientation.

January 4, 5, 6 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday): Registration for all students.
January 8 (Monday) : CJlass instruction begins.


January 11 (Thursday): First day changes in registration are permitted.
January 15 (Monday): Last day for application for Winter Semester graduation

January 19 (Friday): Last day on which late registration may occur for Winter

Semester and for adding classes.
January 31 (Wednesday): Final date for submission of midsemester applications.
February 23 (Friday): Midsemester registration for students released from
missions and from active duty with the armed forces
since the close of late registration.
February 26 (Monday): Midsemester classes begin.
March 30 (Friday): Last day on which a student may officially withdraw

from the University or drop classes.
April 11, 12 (Wednesday, Thursday): End of formal class period for Winter

April 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 (Friday, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Thursday) : Winter Semester final examination period.
April 20 (Friday) : Commencement exercises and college convocations.

Spring Term, 1973

March 20 (Tuesday): Final date for submitting applications for admission or

readmission for Spring Term, 1973.
April 26, 27 (Thursday, Friday): Registration for all students.
April 30 (Monday): Class instruction begins.

May 2 (Wednesday): First day changes in registration are permitted.
May 9 (Wednesday): Last day on which late registration may occur for Spring

Term and for adding classes.
May 15 (Tuesday): Last day for submitting applications for Spring Term

graduation clearance.
May 28 (Monday) : Memorial Day holiday.
June 8 (Friday): Last day on which a student may officially withdraw from

the University or drop Spring Term classes.
June 22 (Friday): End of formal class period for Spring Term.

Summer Term, 1973

May 30 (Wednesday): Final date for submitting applications for admission or

readmission for Summer Term, 1973.
June 22, 23 (Friday, Saturday): Registration for all students.
June 25 (Monday): Class instruction begins.

June 27 (Wednesday): First day changes in registration are permitted.
July 4 (Wednesday): Independence Day holiday.
July 5 (Thursday): Last day on which late registration may occur for Summer

Term and for adding classes.
July 24 (Tuesday): Pioneer Day holiday.
August 3 (Friday) : Last day on which a student may officially withdraw from

the University or drop Summer Term classes.
August 16 (Thursday): End of formal class period for Summer Term.
August 27 (Monday): 1973-74 activities begin.



Brigham Young University Today

Brigham Young University is a coeducational institution of higher learning
established for the purpose of promoting a closer union between the restored
gospel and all branches of useful learning. In addition to high standards of
scholarship, the University has always fostered the development of religious
faith and high moral character. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church), it offers the student a unique blend of
spiritual and secular learning.

Situated just 45 miles south of historic Salt Lake City in beautiful Utah
Valley, the 536-acre Provo campus is posed against the magnificent backdrop
of the Wasatch Mountains. With 25,000 students from all 50 states and 56 foreign
countries, Brigham Young University is the nation's largest privately OF>erated
university. Its more than 1,000 full-time faculty members hold degrees from
universities throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Fifty-
four percent hold doctor's degrees. Instruction is offered in 150 subject areas by
the University's 13 colleges.

Students of any race, color, creed, or national origin are accepted for
admission to Brigham Young University provided they maintain ideals and
standards in harmony with those of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints and meet the University's academic requirements. High standards of
honor, integrity, and morality; graciousness in {personal behavior; application
of Christian ideals in everyday living; and abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and
harmful drugs are required of every student.


At Brigham Young University, the quest for both wisdom and knowledge is
symbolized in the school motto: "The glory of God is intelligence." Man's glory


is also his intelligence, by which he may discover and apply truth and ultimately
master the universe. Therefore, man must use every means at his command
to gain possession of truth. Recognizing the fact that learning comes from many
sources — from books, formal lectures, informal discussions, laboratory and field-
work, meditation in solitude, from experience, and from the Lord — the curri-
culum at Brigham Young University includes instruction in the humanities, the
arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the revealed word of God.

The objectives of Brigham Young University, prepared by the faculty and
approved by the Board of Trustees in 1959, are as follows:

1. To provide an atmosphere congenial to the development of true Christian
ideals in which students may develop faith in God and obtain an understand-
ing of the principles of the restored gospel and a desire and resolution to
make its standards the guiding light of their lives in service to the Church
and their fellowmen.

2. To help students obtain an understanding of the world around us — its natural
and physical phenomena, its peoples and their problems, and its heritage
of wisdom.

3. To promote scholarly research among faculty and students in order to advance
the frontiers of knowledge.

4. To assist students in learning to think clearly and critically and to com-
municate effectively.

5. To foster an appreciation of literature and the arts and to stimulate partici-
pation in creative and expressive activities.

6. To assist students in preparing for professional or occupational responsibilities
suitable to their interests, aptitudes, and capabilities.

7. To provide continuing educational training and services to off-campus indi-
viduals and groups.

8. To encourage social understanding and personal development in preparation
for the responsibilities of family life. Church service, community leadership,
and basic citizenship.

In the pursuit of these objectives, the University has served the state, the
nation, and the Church in the best traditions of American educational insti-
tutions for nearly a century.

The History of Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, formerly the Brigham Young Academy, was founded
by a deed of trust executed by Brigham Yoimg, President of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on October 16. 1875.

A group of seven persons, all prominent members of Utah Stake, were
appointed by President Young as the first Board of Trustees. At a meeting on
November 22, 1875, the board, led by President Abraham O. Smoot, organized
the Academy. At that time, the Timpanogos Branch of the University of Deseret
had just been discontinued, and it was too late in the year to arrange a com-
plete school year. Consequently, the board decided to hold two preliminsu-y
terms of Brigham Young Academy. Warren N. Dusenberry, who had been
principal of the Timpanogos Branch, was selected to become principal of the
Academy. After conducting the first preliminary term, which ended on April
15, 1876, he resigned to practice law.

Ten days later, President Brighsim Young, acting for the Board of Trustees,
requested Dr. Karl G. Maeser, a convert to the Church from^ Germany, to come
to his office. "Brother Maeser," said the President, "I have another mission for
you. We have been considering the establishment of a Church school, and are
looking around for a man — a man to take charge of it. You are the man.
Brother Maeser. We want you to go to Provo to organize and conduct an
academy to be established in the name of the Church — a Church school."


A few days later, Dr. Maeser called at the office of President Young and
said, "President Young, I am ready to go to Provo. What are my instructions?"

"Only this," replied the President. "I want you to remember that you
ought not to teach even the alphabet or the multiplication tables without the
spirit of God. That is all. God bless you. Goodbye."

Dr. Maeser accepted this all-embracing charge, believing that the ultimate
good in education could be summed up in the words of the Master: "Be ye
perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect." In one of his memorable
sermons. Dr. Maeser stated the real purpose of the school by saying, "Not by
bread alone, neither for bread alone does man live. There are higher objectives
yet to be attained, other truths to be learned, and greater work to be done."
Years later, consistent with that philosophy, the school adopted as its motto this
revelation of the Lord: "The glory of God is intelligence."

The first home of Brigham Young Academy was Lewis hall, a mercantile
building near the center of Provo, Utah, and the first campus consisted of a
few square yards of ground at the back of the school. This building was later
described by Justice George Sutherland of the United States Supreme Court, one
of the Academy's first students, as being "a structure without beauty or grace
or any other aesthetic feature calculated to invite a second look. ... It consisted
of one large room and a stage — both so utterly bare and gloomy as to make
inappropriate any form of entertainment except tragedy." In 1884, the Lewis
Building was destroyed by fire. With the loss of only one day of school, classes
were continued in various temjx)rary quarters until 1892, when the Academy
was moved into what is now the Education Building on Lower Campus, the first
structure especially built for the University. Much of its $75,000 cost was made
available through the personal credit of President Abraham O. Smoot, a member
of the Board of Trustees.

The first faculty consisted of the Principal, Dr. Karl G. Maeser, and two
assistants, who were in charge of twenty-nine students, most of them from
Utah County.

The transition of Brigham Young Academy into the University of the Church
was marked by periods of great financial distress. President Young having died
before providing fully for the endowment of the institution. In the early days of
the school, when no funds for the budget could be found, the Board of Trustees
actually considered closing the Academy. It was then that Dr. Maeser, his faculty,
the Trustees, and friends of the institution responded generously, and often at
great personal sacrifice, and saved the Academy.

On June 8, 1888, President Wilford Woodruff organized a General Board
of Education of the Church, consisting of nine members. This board directed
the activities of the school, but the power of appointment of the Board of
Trustees still remained with the heirs of Brigham Young until July 18, 1896,
when, by the adoption of the Articles of Incorporation for the University, the
right of appointment was granted to the First Presidency of the Church. By this
action, the Church assumed the indebtedness and accepted the responsibility
of maintaining the institution.

In 1895, the title of the head of Brigham Young Academy was changed
from "Principal" to "President," and in 1903, the school became Brigham Young
University. Before the name of the institution was changed to "University,"
the highest credential offered was Bachelor of Pedagogy, issued upon completion
of four years of normal work. Later, the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
Science degrees were authorized for those who completed the regular four years
of college work. The degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Science were
authorized in 1918.

In 1904, the students and faculty begsm negotiations for the purchase of
seventeen acres of land on what was generally known as Temple Hill. "Hiis land,
purchased from Provo City about 1907, at a total cost of $1,000, was the be-
ginning of the upper campus. A survey of the land purchased showed that
about one and one-half acres at the point of the hill was not included in the
deed given by Provo City. The students and faculty members of the school
voluntarily raised an additional $1,000 to pay for this land. This purchase pro-
vided a place for the Maeser Memorial Building, the cornerstone of which was
laid on Founder's Day, 1909.


Presidents of BYU

Karl G. Maeser served as principal of the Academy from April 24, 1876, to
January 4. 1892, a period of sixteen years.

Dr. Maeser's administration will be remembered primarily because of his
masterful teaching. He was the great spiritual architect of the school, stressing
not only the acquirement of academic knowledge, but also the development of
character and a reverence for the revealed word of God. He often said that no
infidel would go out from his school.

Benjamin Cluff, Jr., a former student of Karl G. Maeser, served as president
from January 4, 1892, to December 23, 1903. He was one of the first native
Utahns to earn a college degree, having received it from the University of
Michigan in 1890. His administration was effective in changing the school from
one which was still largely a normal school, with a very small college depart-
ment, to a university.

President Cluff was instrumental in founding an alumni association in June
of 1893. He gave encouragement to student organization and activity. Early in
his administration, two school papers were begun; athletic sports, such as foot-
ball, basketball, and track were encouraged; and the school colors — blue and
white — were chosen. He established the first summer school and added new
departments and laboratories.

On April 16, 1904, after having acted as President of the University while
Benjamin Cluff was in South America, George H. Brimhall was appointed Presi-
dent of Brigham Young University. Dr. Brimhall was also a former student of
Dr. Karl G. Maeser. He was a d,ynamic speaker and also a great molder of
character. He continueJly stressed the fact that the primary purpose of the
school was to produce better Latter-day Saints.

During President Brimhall's administration, graduate work was introduced
and the first master's degrees were conferred. The school spirit was furthered
by the organization of the students into a student body. Printing of the school
yearbook the Banyan was begun, and a huge white "Y" was placed on the
mountainside east of Provo.

Dr. Brimhall served until July 1, 1921, a period of seventeen years.

Franklin S. Harris, a former student under President Brimhall, was selected
to succeed his former president. Dr. Harris had received his Ph.D. from Cornell
University in 1911 and had a worldwide reputation as a scientist. He became
President on July 1, 1921, and served until June 30, 1945, a period of twenty-
four years, the longest term of any president. During his administration, aca-
demic gains of great significance were made. The University was organized
into five colleges and two divisions. The Graduate School was formally organized,
and during the last ten years of his administration, a building program was
begun which has been accelerating ever since.

It was President Harris who first envisioned the present expanded upper
campus of the University and indeed made it possible by his extensive purchas-
ing of lands surrounding the original upper campus property. It was also during
his administration that all members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
became members of the Board of Trustees.

The University had two acting presidents during the administration of Frank-
Un S. Harris: L. John Nuttall served from 1926 to 1927, while E. H. Holt guided
the University in 1929.

Howard S. McDonald, the next president of the University, served from July 1,
1945, to October 30, 1949. In the postwar era of expanding collegiate enrollments
Brigham Young University, under his direction, expanded at a much faster rate
than many other universities throughout the country. The faculty was increased
to meet the new needs, and the Graduate School and Student Counseling Ser-
vice were both reorganized.

Dr. Christen Jensen acted as President of Brigham Young University during
1939-40, when Dr. Harris spent a year in Iran, and again from November 1949
until the early part of 1951.

In 1950, Dr. Ernest L. Wilkinson was selected by the Board of Trustees as
the new President. He began his period of service in February of 1951. President
Wilkinson had been enrolled in an Army training program at BYU during


World War I. The very room that served as his barracks became his office
when he was made president, some thirty years later.

During his twenty years of service, the University experienced a phenomenal
expansion of facilities and well over a 100 percent increase in enrollment. In
1953, Brigham Young University became the largest church-related institution
of higher education in the United States. The faculty witnessed an even larger
proportional increase in numbers, and the five colleges, one school, and two
divisions previously comprising the University were expanded into thirteen
colleges, one school, and one division.

Throughout his administration. President Wilkinson insisted upon ever-higher
standards of scholarship. A notable advancement in the academic program of
the University resulted from the authorization of programs leading to the Ph.D.
and Ed.D. degrees in 1957.

Among his most significant achievements was the organization, in 1956, of a
Brigham Young University stake of the Church. That single stake has since
been divided into ten stakes, and the original twelve wards have been increased
to over one hundred. The spiritual benefits of this program to the students have
been incalculable.

Dr. Earl C. Crockett served as acting President during 1964.

On August 1. 1971, Dr. Dallin H. Oaks took office as President of Brigham
Young University. Dr. Oaks is a recognized legal scholar, having graduated with

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