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neering. This requires approximately the same amount of time as the Master
of Science degree but requires an engineering study or project instead of a

A Ph.D. degree is also available in engineering. This is administered by an
interdepartmental committee in such a manner that the student has a maximum
flexibility in the arrangement of his program.

A five-year program (four years on an accelerated program) leading to a
Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in geological engineering will continue
to be available in the Department of Geology. Otherwise, the five-year Bachelor
of Engineering Science programs will be phased out by September 1, 1972, to
be replaced by the five-year Master of Engineering and Master of Science

MA-3, MS-3, and MEng.-3 Programs

Specially scheduled programs are available to students who, before commencing
their junior year, decide to obtain a master's degree. These "Master-3" pro-
grams integrate the work of the junior, senior, and graduate years into one
program which has much better continuity than is possible if all requirements
for the bachelor's degree must be met by the end of the senior year. It is
possible in these programs to obtain a much better foundation in mathematics,
for example, before taking the more advanced courses, which gives the student
the benefit of better preparation.

Arrangement is made in these programs to award the Bachelor of Science
degree either simultaneously with the master's degree or earlier if all require-
ments for it are completed.

These integrated programs are available leading to the Master of Arts or
Master of Science degrees in chemistry or in physics, or to the Master of Science
or Master of Engineering degrees in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering.

Nuclear Engineering Options

With the construction of increasingly large numbers of nuclear power plants
in this country and abroad, there is a rapidly increasing demand for engineers
and applied scientists who have a special understanding of nuclear processes.
We have therefore developed options with a nuclear emphasis so that at the
undergraduate level a student may either complete the nuclear power option
leading to the B.S. degree in applied physics or he may complete a 9-15 credit
hour nuclear engineering option in the chemical, electrical, and mechanical
engineering departments. A 9-credit-hour minor in nuclear engineering is also
available at the graduate level. Courses to be taken for these options are in-
dicated in the departmental sections.

Prearchitectural Curriculum

A student who is interested in architecture may take up to three or four years
of generally required basic courses, including foundational courses in drafting,
graphics, communications, and design which are necessary to his training and
which normally will be accepted by any accredited school of architecture. He
may plan to take one year of his work at BYU and then transfer to a school
of architecture for not fewer than four additional years of work leading to a
Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture, or he may remain at BYU for at least
three years and complete work for a Master of Arts degree in an additional
three years. He may find it worthwhile to earn a B.S. or a B.A. degree before

The prearchitectural program is administered in the Department of Civil
Engineering and further details will be found in that section of this catalog.


Center for Thermochemical Studies

The Center for Thermochemical Studies was established in 1969 in order to
develop a strong interdisciplinary research program in problems of interest to
industry and government. It brings together resident faculty, visiting scientists,
and postdoctoral and graduate students who have a common interest in the
types of problems being undertaken in the center. Interested persons should
contact Dr. Delbert J. Eatough, 191 EDLC.

Two- Year and Four-Year Technology Programs

Students interested in nonengineering careers in technology can elect two-year
programs leading to the Associate of Science degree or four-year programs
leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. These programs are administered by
the College of Industrial and Technical Education.

Students interested in careers in technology should carefully consider these
alternatives to engineering. It is necessary to keep in mind, however, that
these differ from engineering as much as engineering differs from physical
science. While technicians and technologists often work with engineers, and may
even be classified as engineers in some kinds of employment, they will not have
received training as professional engineers. They will generally find it necessary
to take most of the undergraduate engineering courses if they ever desire to
become graduate or professional engineers.

Requirements for Graduate Students

Each graduate student must meet all of the requirements for advanced degrees
as outlined by the Graduate School and as set forth in the Graduate School
Catalog. The responsibility for knowing and fulfilling these requirements rests
with the student.

College of Physical Education

Milton F. Hartvigsen, Dean (212 RB)
Clayne R. Jensen, Assistant Dean (221 RB)

The following departments are in the College of Physical Education:

Health Sciences
Intercollegiate Athletics
Physical Education — Men
Physical Education — Women
Recreation Education
Youth Leadership

This college, unique in American universities, seeks to make two significant
contributions: (1) services to the students and faculty, and (2) preparation of
professional leaders. The college sponsors an extensive health education program,
a variety of physical education activity courses, numerous intramural and extra-
mural activities, supervised free-play, and several activity clubs. High-quality
intercollegiate athletic teams and dance performance groups are correlated with
other programs of the college. Those majoring in one of the areas within the
college find strong professional programs at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels.

The LDS Church, through its beliefs and teachings, has developed a unique
reputation relative to health practices — one of active and vigorous living, leader-
ship of youth, and the wholesome use of time. Brigham Young University, in
harmony with the objectives of the Church, provides its members with oppor-
tunities for both participation and active, exemplary leadership.

The Department of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a
teaching emphasis or a nonteaching emphasis. Students completing the teaching
major are certified to teach in public schools. Those completing the nonteaching
degree may be employed by governmental or voluntary health agencies. The


driver and safety education minor qualifies a graduate to teach driver education
in the public schools. The department offers graduate study leading to the
Master of Health Education or Master of Science degrees. Also, this department
offers the student body a quality health education service program designed to
develop attitudes and practices that contribute to quality living and perpetuate
wholesomeness among Church members and the public in general.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department, w^hich is affiliated with the Western
Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, sponsors
teams in swimming, baseball, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, tennis, track,
cross-country, and wrestling. In addition to its contributions toward the image
of the University, the morale of the student body and faculty, and enjoyment
of the students, faculty, and public, the athletic program serves as a vital edu-
cational laboratory for capable young athletes. The program is designed to
develop such characteristics as the ability to lead and direct, respect for discipline
and authority, social and moral understanding, ability to act effectively under
stress, self-discipline in the interest of accomplishment, and the determination to
overcome obstacles. Individual and team competition promotes cooperation and
sportsmanship, physiological fitness, and wholesome health practices.

The Physical Education Departments — one for men and one for women — work
together in providing (a) a large variety of interesting activity courses for the
total student body, (b) professional education for prospective teachers and
coaches on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and ( c ) special op-
portunities in extramural sports, dance performance, and prephysical therapy.
Physical education activity courses are especially designed to develop physiologi-
cal fitness and to enhance skill, knowledge, appreciation, and enthusiasm in
desirable activities that have lasting value in the lives of people. The courses
are also designed to develop leadership skills and social traits and attitudes
which prepare students for leadership roles in family, church, and community
life. Those majoring in physical education may emphasize either sports or dance
and may concentrate on either teaching or athletic coaching.

The Department of Recreation Education assumes the responsibility of (a) pre-
paring professional recreation leaders for responsible positions with a variety
of agencies, (b) developing skillful leaders for church and community programs,
(c) conducting a large variety of intramural activies, (d) providing leadership for
recreational clubs, and (e) offering consultation services for campus and com-
munity organizations. The department offers professional preparation programs
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with several areas of emphasis
at each level.

The Youth Leadership Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a
program designed to prepare men and women for exciting careers with the
Boy Scouts of America, Boys Clubs of America, YMCA, YWCA, Campfire Girls,
Girl Scouts, and various governmental youth agencies. The acculturation em-
phasis provided in the program teaches leaders to use the outdoors as a
laboratory for enriching experiences and building personal values, especially
for culturally deprived and disturbed youth. In addition to professional prepara-
tion, the department is involved in developing leadership skills that heJp people
to better serve the Church and community as volunteer leaders and as par-
ticipating members.

The Comniunity-School Regional Center was established in 1968 under a coop-
erative arrangement between the University and the Mott Foundation. Through
this program, workshops are conducted and courses are offered which lead
toward a master's degree with emphasis on the administration of community-
school programs. Consultation services are provided to the school districts of
Utah and certain other intermountain states.

Graduate Study in the College of Physical Education has developed into an
extensive program. By completing the prescribed requirements, a student may
obtain a master's degree in health sciences, recreation education, or physical
education. A program leading to the Ed.D. degree in physical education is also


offered. In graduate study, the student may choose from the several options
offered in each department.

Intramural Activities of a large variety are offered to both men and women. Each
year this extensive program involves more than 950 teams and over 12,000
individual participants (80,000 participations) in 70 different team and indi-
vidual activities. For additional information, check at the Intramural Office,
112 RB.

Extramural Teams are sponsored in a variety of sports, providing interested
students with opportunities for intercoUege participation. For men, teams are
sponsored in rugby, soccer, volleyball, skiing, and lacrosse. For women, there
are teams in swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, bad-
minton, archery, volleyball, skiing, field hockey, bowling, fencing, gymnastics,
track and field, Softball, and paddleball.

Free-Play Facilities for students, faculty members, and staff are available during
the evenings and on Saturdays. The college encourages participation in these
activities, which provide diversion and afford opportunities for development in
enjoyable and wholesome activities.

College of Religious Instruction

Roy W. Doxey, Dean (144 JSB)

The following departments are in the College of Religious Instruction:

Ancient Scripture

Church History and Doctrine


This college administers all religious instruction sponsored by the University.
More than a score of undergraduate courses are offered, but no bachelor's
degree is available.

It has always been the view of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
that education is incomplete without a proper integration of secular, moral, and
religious knowledge and values. From its beginning, therefore, Brigham Young
University, firm in the belief that no life is full and complete unless established
upon a sound ethical and religious basis, has offered courses in religion.

At BYU the undergraduate studies religion simultaneously with his other
academic subjects by taking a course in religion each semester he is in residence,
rather than by accumulating excessive religion credit in one semester in order to
be excused in another semester. For detailed information about the religion
requirements, see the "General Education Program" section of this catalog.

Graduate Studies in Religion. The College of Religious Instruction offers two
graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Ancient Scripture, and Master of Arts in
Church History and Doctrine. For a statement of the requirements for each of
these degrees, consult the Graduate School Catalog.

Institute of Mormon Studies

Truman G. Madsen, Director (165 JSB)

The Institute of Mormon Studies is an interdisciplinary institute established to
sponsor, correlate, and eventually to select and publish research efforts in all
fields that relate to Mormon culture — its history, thought, and institutions. The
institute serves as a cross-disciplinary organization, projecting long-range re-
search goals and encouraging the work of established specialists.

At present, the institute is functioning to develop bibliographies and indexes
of various Mormon-related source materials and collections; to honor distin-
guished scholarship by research grants and publication; and to establish close


working relationships, not only with recognized scholars, but also with associa-
tions of similar interests and with individuals or institutions wishing to con-
tribute to or draw upon the developing resources of the institute.

Book of Mormon Institute

Paul R. Cheesman, Director (220 JSB)

The Book of Mormon Institute has been organized under the College of Re-
ligious Instruction for the purpose of correlating and promoting research and
other projects related to the Book of Mormon. The institute helps plan, develop,
produce, and distribute materials related to this sacred scripture.

College of Social Sciences

Martin B. Hickman, Dean (390 MSRB)

The following departments and special programs are available in the College
of Social Sciences:

Anthropology and Archaeology

Asian Studies


European Studies



Institute of Government Service

International Relations

Law Enforcement

Political Science



Undergraduate Social Work

Man, himself, has always been a most fascinating study — what he has done,
what he has thought, what he has said and how he has reacted to problems
confronting him.

The social sciences study activities and relationships of man: his nature, his
power to communicate, his environment, what motivates him, how his activities
progress, the institutions he has created, and the important social and govern-
mental problems with which he must deal. The social sciences are therefore
related disciplines whose purpose is to help man live in the most intelligent and
satisfying manner, and they utilize the modern methods of science: controlled
observation, laboratory experimentation whenever possible, statistics, and ana-
lytical reasoning. Their potential significance for a troubled world is tremendous.

There are two large purposes for which the instructional program of the
College of Social Sciences is designed. One is the provision of a broad education
to assist those who obtain it to receive in the fullest measure the values to be
found in today's complex civilization and to contribute to the enlargement of
those values in an effective, acceptable manner. The other is the preparation of
a more limited group as qualified contributors to the discovery of additional
truth to add to our present heritage and as capable professional participants in
the productive affairs of daily living.

Courses intended to contribute to the first purpose are offered as a service
to all students in the University. Career programs for those who choose to do
their major work in this college are offered in each department. Advisers stand
ready to consult with students in the selection of studies that will contribute
most effectively to a broad education and to specialized training in each depart-



Semester System. Courses of study at Brigham Young University are offered
and credit for satisfactory completion is granted on a semester basis.

Course Numbering System. Level of instruction of courses is shown by the
numbers assigned:

Course number

1 to 99
100 to 299
300 to 499
500 to 599
600 to 799

Type of course

Preparatory and remedial (noncredit)



Advanced undergraduate or graduate


Credit-Hour Designations. The three-number code which appears in parentheses
immediately after each course title has the following significance:

First number:
Second number:

Third number:

Semester hours of credit.

Class hours of lecture, recitation, or seminar meeting

per week, or —
Minimum hours of individual study required per week.
Laboratory hours required per week, or —
Hours of field study or individual research per week.

Abbreviations and Symbols. The following abbreviations and symbols are used in
the List of Courses section:


Class or laboratory hours arranged.

Credit-hour designation applies to each course number listed.


F.W.S.Su. Fall or Winter semesters; Spring or Summer terms.

Fulfills general education requirements in —
G-AH American history and government.

G-HA Humanities and aesthetics.

G-ML Mathematics, statistics, and logic.

G-PS Physical science.

G-R Religion.

G-SS Social science,

m Designates a course which may be used to fulfill requirements

for a minor.
R Designates courses which may be repeated for credit.

H Designates courses offered through the Honors Program.

□ Designates a cross-referenced course — one which originates in one

department, but may count for credit in another department.

Interdisciplinary Courses. Interdisciplinary courses are taught in several areas.
In the course listing which follows, these courses — in areas such as biological
and agricultural education, devotional and forum assemblies, humanities, and
physical science — appear.

Graduate Courses. For regulations governing study beyond the bachelor's degree,
see the Graduate School Catalog. Advanced undergraduate or graduate courses
(500 series) may be used for graduate credit, with certain limitations.

Reservation of Right to Change Courses. The University makes every effort to
ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog but reserves the right to
eliminate, discontinue, or add courses at any time.




Professors: Andersen, Bentley, Johnson, Knighton, Orton, K. M. Skousen, J.

M. Smith, R. J. Smith, Taylor.
Associate Professors: Cameron, Garrison, Hubbard, McAUister, K. F. Skousen,

Woodfield (Chairman, 350 JKB).
Assistant Professors: Anderson, Grant, Herde, Palmer, Sonderegger, White.
Instructors: Brackner, Hardy.

Knowledge of accounting methodology and its ways of describing economic ac-
tivity has long been a necessary part of education for careers in business. In al-
most all areas of business, accounting data are a fundamental source of informa-
tion for purposes of decision making and control. With the rise of mechanical
and electronic means of processing data, the trained accountant has been freed
from many clerical tasks and is presented with wide oppnirtunities for super-
vising, at a professional level, the preparation and interpretation of data for
operating management and the public.

Professional careers in accounting are to be found in three general areas:
(1) management accounting (controller ship), (2) public accounting, and (3)
government accounting. The management accountant, as a member of the man-
agement team, provides information and advice for the purpose of planning and
controlling his company's operations. The graduate who works in professional
public accounting may be involved in auditing, in tax work, in financial and
other advisory services, and in giving many types of advice, e.g., on data pro-
cessing systems to managements of business firms. Local and state govern-
ments, the United States General Accounting Office, the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice, and other agencies provide opportunities in government accounting.

University and College Requirements

Students wishing to major in accounting must complete the University general
education requirements. Scholarly committees on education for accountancy
have stressed the need for courses involving communication, logic, and inter-
personal relationships between man and his environment. In line with these
recommendations, the faculty of the Department of Accovmting encourage stu-
dents to select courses from philosophy, speech and dramatic arts, sociology,
psychology, anthropology, English, mathematics, and statistics in fulfilling the
general University requirements and in preparing for professional careers in

In addition to general education requirements, certain courses are required
of students wishing to major in departments of the College of Business. These
courses are referred to as the College of Business core. Accounting majors are
required to take the college core courses listed below.

Math. 108* (or equivalent) 4 hours

Econ. Ill*, 112* 6 hours

Stat. 221* 3 hours

Acctg. 201*, 202* (Acctg. 202 is not required of accounting majors.

They may omit 202 and register for 301 following 201.) 6 hours


Acctg. 232* 3 hours

Acctg. 342 3 hours

Bus. Mgt. 301, 341, and 361 or Org. Behav. 321 9 hours

Econ. 301 or 302 3 hours

Math. 109 (while not required, is strongly recommended) 4 hours

Bus. Ed. 320 3 hours

Comput. Sci. 130 3 hours

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are to be taken while a student is assigned
for advisement to the Business Fimdamentals Division of the College of Busi-
ness and before he transfers into the Department of Accounting. (See require-
ments under College of Business.) Students will not be permitted to register for
upper-division accounting courses, with the exception of Acctg. 301 and 342, un-
til they have successfully completed the business fundamentals portion of the
college core requirements with a 2.25 grade-point average.

The remaining courses in the college core, i.e., those without an asterisk in
the foregoing list, may be completed after the student has transferred into the
Department of Accounting.

Majors in Accounting

Majors in the Department of Accounting may elect one of two series of courses.
The first is designed to help students acquire a good understanding of the funda-
mentals required in the practice of accounting in general; to provide some de-
gree of competence in the measurement, control, and analysis of an organiza-
tion's economic resources and related liabilities and equities; and to report
and interpret the periodic results of operations and financial condition to
its management, investors, and other interested parties for purposes of progress
evaluation, taxation, and decision making. The second is designed to provide
an introduction to the principles of accounting and to provide a specialization
in design and analysis of business information systems and in data processing

The Major in General Accounting. Students electing this major are required
to complete the following courses:

Acctg. 301, 302, 311, 356, 411, 420, and 475 21 hours

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