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with other students to compete academically.

A student must appeal to the Academic Standards Committee for readmission.
A decision by the committee to readmit or to deny readmission to a student
is based upon the student's past record and his academic activities since being
suspended. Special consideration is made for students who have been placed on
academic suspension and have subsequently fulfilled a full-time mission for
the Church.

Students who have been suspended academically a second time are denied
further enrollment unless there were extraordinary extenuating circumstances
leading to their dismissal.


Just prior to registration each semester, thousands of incoming freshmen and
transfer students participate in an orientation program designed to help the
new student make the personal, social, and academic adjustments necessary
for a successful college career.

During orientation, the practical aspects of college life are examined. Students
form into small, friendly groups and tour the campus in order to become
familiar with the buildings and other campus facilities. In informal sessions,
group leaders offer tips regarding registration procedures. Information is also
given concerning all of the social, religious, and academic opportunities available,
with special emphasis placed on the idea that total education at Brigham
Young University involves activity in all of these areas. Students also have the
opportunity of meeting with college deans, department chairmen, and advisers
during orientation. In this way, they are able to familiarize themselves with the
structures and expectations of their own major departments.

Casual get-together activities round out the orientation schedule, helping to
assure the new student of a smooth transition to college life at BYU.



The University utilizes an arena-type registration system, where the student
personally organizes his schedule and arranges his classes by picking up his
own class cards. One of the several advantages of this system is that when
he leaves the fieldhouse, the student knows precisely which classes he is regis-
tered for, since he has made personal decisions on alternatives in his class

Students register in alphabetical order beginning at a different point in the
alphabet each semester. The order of registration is printed in the class schedule,
which is available at the BYU Bookstore well in advance of registration each
semester. Students are urged to register on the day listed and at the specified
hour; otherwise, a late fee is charged. For registration dates, see the Academic

Changes in Registration. In order to minimize changes in registration, students
should exercise great care in planning their schedules. Schedule changes are
costly for both the student and the University. When a change in registration
becomes necessary, students must obtain a change-in-registration card from
their adviser or from the Registration Office. The approval and signatures of
the student's adviser and each instructor involved in the change are required.

Changes in registration may be made without charge for the first eight days
of the change-in-registration period. Thereafter, a five-dollar late fee is charged
for classes dropped. No classes may be added after the last day of the late
registration period. Complete change-in-registration procedures are described in
the class schedule.

Withdrawal from Classes. Any student withdrawing from individual classes
must clear with his adviser and the instructor of the class. (Detailed with-
drawal procedures and deadlines are published in the class schedule.)

Withdrawal from Evening Classes. A student withdrawing from any evening
class must do so by notifying the Evening Classes Office and by completing the
withdrawal forms. A student enrolled in evening classes who does not properly
withdraw will receive a failing grade.

Complete Withdrawal from the University. A student discontinuing his entire
registration at the University is required to clear his termination through the
office of the dean of his college and the office of the dean of students.

Limitation on Credit in One Semester. An undergraduate student in good
standing may register for as many as 17 hours of credit in any one semester
by following the regular registration procedure. In the case of a student who
has high academic ability, the dean of a college may authorize the student to
register for a maximum of 18 hours for the first semester in residence and a
maximum of 19 hours for any succeeding semester. Any student who has com-
pleted 15 or more hours of college work and who has a cumulative grade-point
average of 3.50 (or a GPA of 3.50 in the previous semester) may register for 21
hours with the consent of his dean and the dean of Admissions and Records.
Classes taken for audit or by correspondence and evening classes or off-campus
courses constitute a part of the student's total registration. Any exceptions to
the above rules must be presented to the dean of Admissions and Records for

Automobile Registration

Every BYU student who expects to own, maintain, possess, drive, or store a
motor vehicle in or about the city of Provo while the University is in session
must register that vehicle with the Security Office within forty-eight hours
after bringing it to the Provo area. The registration decal is issued without
charge. It is for identification purposes only and does not entitle the holder
to parking privileges on campus until after 4:00 p.m.


Brigham Young University maintains a zoned parking system, and students
who wish to park their vehicles on campus during the day must obtain a park-
ing permit. Upper-class permits for juniors, seniors, and graduate students are
$12. Lower-class permits — available for all students — are $6.

To obtain a parking or registration decal, the following must be presented
at registration or after registration at the Security Office, B-69 ASB.

1. Home-state vehicle registration certificate.

2. BYU activity card.

3. The appropriate fee (no fee for registration only).

4. The name of the company with which the vehicle is insured.

Out-of-State Students. Every student who is a resident of Utah or of a state
other than those listed below must have a Utah driver's license if he wishes
to drive in Utah. The following states have entered into a compact, and a
driver's license from any of these is valid in all the others:

Arizona Indiana New Jersey

Alabama Iowa New Mexico

Arkansas Kansas New York

California Louisiana Oklahoma

Colorado Maine Oregon

Delaware Mississippi Tennessee

Florida Montana Utah

Idaho Nebraska Virginia

Illinois Nevada Washington

Students from out-of-state who do not have Utah license plates on their cars
may obtain a non-resident permit for the vehicle as long as their main purpose
for being in Provo is education. Full-time employees or students whose wives
are full-time employees do not qualify; they must purchase Utah plates and
pay Utah property taxes on their vehicles. Either a non-resident permit or Utah
license plates must be obtained immediately upon registration at the University.

To obtain a non-resident permit, the student must present the following at a
Security station:

1. Home-state vehicle registration certificate.

2. Proof of current safety inspection from Utah or home state.

3. Fifty cents.

4. BYU activity card.

For further details regarding traffic rules and regulations, the Traffic and
Parking Regulations booklet may be obtained at no charge from the Security
Office. All students and faculty and staff members are responsible for the
information contained therein.

Degrees Offered

Associate Degrees. Associate degrees are awarded by the University in the fields
of business, data processing, engineering, family living, genealogy, general curri-
culum, technology, law enforcement, library, nursing (R.N.), piano technician,
and photography.

Baccalaureate Degrees. The University confers the baccalaureate degrees of
Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor
of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts through the various academic colleges.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees. Each department, on the
basis of appropriateness for the area of study involved, determines which type
of bachelor's degree it awards. Some departments are permitted to offer both.
Each candidate will receive the degree designated by his department.


The following list indicates the degrees offered, by departments and area
of study:

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

Asian Studies


Environmental Design
European Studies





International Relations


Latin-American Studies



Physical Education- Women


Political Science




Speech and Dramatic Arts

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Accounting Design and Drafting

Agricultural Economics Technology

Agricultural Education Electronics Technology

Agronomy and Horticulture Family Economics and
Animal Science Home Management

Anthropology Food Science and

Botany and Range Science Nutrition
Building Construction

Business Education and

Office Management
Business Management
Child Development and

Family Relationships
Computer Science



Physical Education



Recreation Education


Social Work

Special Education

Speech and Dramatic Arts


Home Economics Education Technical Teacher

Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Education Manufacturing Technology

Law Enforcement Youth Leadership

Mathematics Zoology

Genesdogy Technology



Health Science

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degrees

Clothing and Textiles

B.S. for Economics majors in College of Business
B.A. for Economics majors in College of Social Sciences
Teacher Education

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree


Bachelor of Music Degree

Music Education

Bachelor of Engineering Science Degrees

Chemical Engineering Science
Civil Engineering Science
Electrical Engineering Science
Geological Engineering Science
Mechanical Engineering Science

Advanced Degrees. For a list of graduate degrees offered, see the Graduate
Study section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Bachelor's Degrees

Credit Requirements. A candidate for a bachelor's degree must complete a
minimum of 128 semester hours of credit. A student seeking the Bachelor of
Engineering Science degree must complete a total of 135 semester hours of credit.


Upper-Division Requirements. A minimum of 40 semester hours of upper-division
credit (classes numbered 300 and higher) is required for a bachelor's degree.

Major Requirements. A student must complete at least 20 semester hours in his
major department, ten of which must be earned on the BYU campus. He must
also satisfy any additional departmental requirements.

Residence Requirements. At least 30 semester hours of credit taken in residence
at BYU are required for a bachelor's degree. A maximum of 10 semester hours
earned at BYU centers for continuing education may be applied toward this
30-hour requirement. A student must register and be on campus during 2
semesters — not necessarily consecutive — to satisfy the residence requirement.

Second Bachelor-Degree Requirements. A student will qualify for a second
bachelor's degree when the following requirements are satisfied: (1) BYU
general education requirements, (2) major requirements, (3) minor requirements,
(4) residence requirements, (5) religion requirements, and (6) all other gradua-
tion requirements set forth in the catalog for bachelor's degree candidates.

General Education Requirements. A candidate for a bachelor's degree must
satisfy the following general education requirements:

Area Requirements Semester Hours Required

American history and government 3

Biological science 6

English composition and literature 6

Health 2

Humanities and fine arts 6

Physical education 2

Physical science 6

♦Religion 16

Social science 5

A student must also complete one of the two options described below:

A. Mathematics, statistics, logic, science 6

B. Foreign language 8 hours of advanced credit

*Two hours of Religion are required per semester in residence, including Spring
and Summer terms. Religion 121 and 122 are required of all students

See the section entitled "General Education Program" for additional and more
detailed information.

Grade-Point Average Requirement. All degree-seeking students must achieve at
least a 2.00 (C) cumulative grade-point average by the beginning of the semester
in which they plan to graduate. Transfer students must have at least a 2.00 (C)
grade-point average for both their residence credit at BYU and for their total
college credits.

Correspondence Credit. A maximvmi of 24 semester hours of correspondence
credit may be applied toward fulfillment of the 128 semester hour requirement.
*'D" Grade Credit. Not more than 18 semester hours of "D" grade credit may
be applied toward completion of the bachelor-degree requirements.

Associate Degrees

Upon completion of an approved two-year curriculum, the Associate of Science
degree or the Associate of Arts degree will be awarded at the regular University
graduation exercises. Requirements for these degrees include a minimum of 64


semester hours of credit (Nursing requires 74 hours), with a composite major
of 30 credits or more and the following credits in general education:

Associate of Science Associate of Arts

English 6 6

American history 3 3

Health 2 2

Physical education 1 1

Religion 8* 8*

Humanities 2 3

Biological science 2 3

Physical science 2 3

Social science 2 3

*Two hours of religion are required per semester in residence, including Spring
Term and Summer Term. Religion 121 and 122 are required of all students.


1. Engineering students are not required to complete the biological science and
social science general education groups.

2. Nursing students are not required to complete the humanities general
education group or Health 130.

Of the total of 64 credits, at least 20 must be taken in residence; a total of
12 credits may be taken by correspondence. However, 15 semester hours of work
completed on the BYU campus and 5 semester hours taken at a BYU center for
continuing education as a matriculated student will satisfy the residence require-
ment for the two-year program in the Technical Institute. A maximum of 10 "D"
credits will be accepted, but both cumulative and BYU grade-point averages of
2.00 or above are required. Students completing one of these programs may, if
they desire, continue their work toward a baccalaureate degree.

For specific programs in fields offering associate degrees see the Technical
Institute departmental section.

Other Requirements

Deadlines for Transfer, Correspondence, and Incomplete Credit. All incomplete
grades must be removed from a student's record and all transfer and corres-
pondence credit must be on file in the Records Office at least 4 weeks prior to

Application for Graduation. A student who expects to qualify for a bachelor's
degree must apply for graduation. The application form is available at the
student's College Advisement Center or in the office of his major department.
The completed application form and the $12 graduation fee must be submitted
to the Cashier's Office, D-155 ASB, not later than January 15 of his senior year
for April commencement. Students desiring recognition of completion of gradua-
tion requirements at the end of the Summer Term must apply no later than
May 15, or for Fall, no later than September 15. Students who apply after the
deadline dates will be automatically considered for the next semester's

Junior English Proficiency Examination. In order to be eligible for a bachelor's
degree, all students must either pass the Junior English Proficiency examination
or complete English 212, 215, 251, or 316 after September 1, 1971, with a grade
of B- or higher. Those electing to take the examination should do so during
the first semester of their junior year. The examination is scheduled for the
second Saturday of each semester and midsemester and the second Saturday of
each summer term.

Foreign students who are planning to return to their native countries after
graduation may take the foreign-student English Test in lieu of the Junior
English Proficiency examination. The foreign-student English Test is administered
on the second Saturday of each semester, and students eligible to take the test


must register for it at the International Students Office during the week pre-
ceding the examination.

Attendance at Commencement. All candidates for the bachelor's degree are
encouraged to attend the April commencement and convocation exercises.
Students will receive the diploma cover and congratulatory letter. The diploma
will be mailed to the student after grades from the final semester are submitted
and all graduation requirements are certified as being completed.

Adherence to University Standards. A student's graduation may be delayed or
denied if he is found to be in violation of the high standards of honor, integrity,
and morality; graciousness in personal behavior; application of Christian ideals
in everyday living; or the Word of Wisdom of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.

Change in Graduation Requirements. The University reserves the right to change
the requirements for graduation at any time, and candidates will be required
to comply with all changes pertaining to the uncompleted portions of their

The General Education Program

A candidate for the bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University must satisfy
all of the general education requirements described below.

Area Requirements

American History and Government. The general education requirement in this
area may be satisfied by completing one of the following courses or combination
of courses: Hist. 170; Hist. 120 and 121; or Hist. 121 and Pol. Sci. 110. A student
can arrange with the History Department to take an examination that will, if
passed, satisfy the American history and government requirement.

Biological Science. A student must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours
selected from the following approved courses:

Biological and Agricultural Education.

105 (3) Agricultural Science and Industry

201 (4) Introduction to Biology

250 (3) Environmental Biology

351 (3) Natural History for Elementary Teachers
Botany. Any Botany course with a number below 490 except 161, 469, and 480.
General Curriculum.

101 (3) Introduction to Biological Science I

213R (3-5) Biology
Microbiology. All courses with numbers below 490.
Zoology. All courses with numbers below 490 except 381.

EInglish Composition. Each student must earn 3 semester hours by completing
General Curriculum 105 or English 111 or 115 during his freshman year. He
must earn an additional 3 hours by taking English 212, 215, or 251 during his
sophomore year or English 316 during his junior year. The student's major
department will designate which of these courses he should complete. (See
"English Composition" in the English Department section of this catalog.)

Health. This requirement may be satisfied by completing 2 semester hours of
approved course work or by special examination arranged for with the Depart-
ment of Health Sciences. Health 130 and Nursing 212 are the courses approved
to fill the health requirement.


Humanities and Fine Arts. A student must complete a minimum of 6 semester
hours selected from the following approved courses:

Art. All courses in art history and appreciation and —

101 (2) Introduction to Art

110 (2) Design in Everyday Life
Communications .

101 (2) Introduction to Mass Communication
English. All literature courses.
Foreign Languages. All literature courses.
Humanities and Comparative Literature. All courses.


101 (3) Introduction to Music

103 (2) Survey of Music Literature

484,485 (Sea.) History of Music
Philosophy. All courses except 101 and 316.
Speech and Dramatic Arts.

102 (2) Introduction to Public Speaking
115 (2) Introduction to the Theatre

121 (3) Voice, Diction, and Interpretation
301 (2) Business and Professional Speaking

Physical Education. A minimum of 2 semester hours, selected from any of the
Physical Education 100-series courses, will satisfy the physical education
requirement. One-half credit hour should be taken each semester in the freshman
and sophomore years. Students expecting to complete this requirement with
credit for military service or through other University-approved programs
should check with the Graduation Office, B-164 ASB.

Physical Science. A student must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours
selected from the following:

Chemistry. All courses.
Geology. All courses.
Physics. All courses.

221 (3) Principles of Statistics

Religion. Two semester hours in religion are required for each full-time registra-
tion (10 semester hours or more) by £in undergraduate student at BYU until
a total of 16 semester hours in religion has been earned for the bachelor's
degree or a total of 8 semester hours for an associate degree. Part-time students
must carry 1 semester hour of religion credit for every 8 hours of BYU credit

Any religion class in the 100 through 400 series may be taken to meet the
religion requirement. Religion 121 and 122 are required of all students. Graduate
courses (catalog numbers 500 and higher) and philosophy courses do not satisfy
the religion requirement.

Devotional credit may be taken at the rate of one-half credit hour per
semester. Four hours of such credit may be used toward the fulfillment of the
16-hour requirement for students seeking the bachelor's degree, and 2 hours
may be applied toward an associate degree.

No more than 10 hours in religion may be accumulated in the freshman and
sophomore years toward fulfilling the general education requirement. A student
must complete 6 hours during the junior and senior years. Any additional
hours will count as elective credit.

The following are important special situations:

1. Transfer Credit from LDS Colleges and Institutes. A student may not transfer
religion credit to BYU to meet the general education requirement in religion.


Such credit will be counted as elective credit toward the total hours for
graduation only. Two hours of religion credit must be taken at BYU for each
semester in residence, including the Spring and Summer terms.

Institute credit will be appraised as follows: Credit will be accepted only if the
institute director certifies that the course was taken for institute credit and
was in conformance with college standards. If the transfer college credit and
the institute credit combined exceed that permitted at BYU, the student must
indicate to the Office of Admissions and Records the courses for which he desires
to receive credit.

2. Students Required to Study Off Campus. If a student is required to study
off campus as a part of his degree requirements, he is required to register for
religion during that semester through Home Study or a BYU continuing
education center.

3. Bible Credit from Non-LDS Colleges and Universities. Bible credit from non-
LDS universities and colleges will not satisfy the religion requirement. The
transfer credit will, however, apply as elective credit toward the total hours
for graduation.

4. Credit Completed at Centers for Continuing Education. A student must
complete 1 semester hour of credit in religion for every 8 hours of academic
credit completed at BYU Centers for Continuing Education. No more than 14
hours in religion earned at these centers may apply toward the total 16-hour

5. Requirements for Second Baccalaureate Degree Candidates. Students who
register at BYU for a second bachelor's degree after having received a first at
another university are required to take 2 hours of religion per semester.

Social Science. A minimum of 5 semester hours must be completed from the
following approved courses:

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