are required in all Home Study courses, unless otherwise stipulated. The student
is given one year to complete his course, although most do so in much less
time. Extensions are available.
USAFI Personnel and Veterans, Brigham Young University has been approved
to offer Home Study courses to the men and women in the armed forces and
to veterans. For further information, contact your educational officer.
Special Courses and Conferences
The Department of Special Courses and Conferences, organized to fulfill the
academic needs of i>eople from many different age groups and diverse educa-
tional backgrounds, provides flexible and varied programs, both credit and
noncredit, on the BYU campus and throughout Utah County. Programs in the
following categories are offered:
1. Conferences are conducted for professional groups in intensive sessions,
usually over a period of from one day to one week. Conference groups often
hold business meetings in addition to sessions where academic materials
2. Workshops and Clinics are programs that involve a high degree of par-
ticipation and activity by registrants and include instruction in professional
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and avocational skills.
3. Special Courses are credit or noncredit courses not administered as day or
4. Lectures — short discourses on various academic subjects — are offered both
singly and in series.
5. Seminars are courses for groups of supervised students or professional people
doing research or advanced study.
It is University policy that all programs falling in the above categories for
which tuition is charged must be sponsored by the Department of Special
Courses and Conferences.
All courses offered, though informative and presented on a high academic
level, remain informal and flexible as to content and presentation. The instruc-
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tional staff is composed of members of the BYU faculty and other professional
and academic specialists. Tuition and fees vary according to the length of the
course and any special expenses involved.
Persons representing groups that desire special courses or lectures on the
BYU campus should contact the Department of Special Courses and Conferences,
Different areas of the United States and of the nations of the world are more
closely interrelated today than ever before through the marvels of high-speed
transportation and long-range communication, making travel abroad a more
important and more exciting educational experience than ever before. Through
Travel Study, Brigham Young University truly makes the world its campus.
BYU Travel Study programs are designed for students who wish to increase
their knowledge and understanding of their own nation and of other lands and
people through purposeful educational travel under the direction of the Uni-
versity. Participants must adhere to standards of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints.
BYU Study Abroad programs offer the student full-credit for study in different
lands, where new sights, new sounds, and untapped sources of learning and
Austria. Students with minimal German language backgrounds can waltz through
a delightful experience amidst the alpine setting, city gardens, domes, and bells
of this musical and cultural center.
France. The world-famous university hosts an international variety of students
in this historically and currently important French city. Minimum language re-
quirements: French 102.
Israel. This program offers a unique opportunity to keep abreast of foreign af-
fairs by living and studying in the very heart of the Holy Land. A wide variety
of learning experiences are offered, with no foreign language requirements.
Spain. Because of the personal association with the people and the country, it
is no surprise that this program has proven successful. The program includes
classes in language, art, religion, and general requirements (usually humanities
and social sciences).
Summer Residence Programs
Summer residence programs are designed for students who want to enjoy their
summer and at the same time continue their learning experiences. The fol-
lowing programs, offering from 6 to 12 hours of credit during the summer, are
Summer in Florence Summer in Hawaii
Summer in London: English and Drama Summer in Mexico
Summer in London: Interior Design
Travel Study Tours
For young and old who have the desire to travel in any season to foreign
countries or to historical sites in America, Travel Study offers the following
World of the Bible Europe with BYU
BYU Hits Broadway Europe on a Shoestring
Nordic Adventure Genealogy Tours to Britain, Germany,
World of the Book of Mormon and Scandinavia
Student American and Church History World of the Prophet
Europe in a Nutshell Around the World
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Off-Campus Lectures and Courses
The Department of Off-Campus Lectures and Courses provides educational
services for geographical areas not served hy BYU Centers for Continuing
Education, thereby sharing the spirit of Brigham Young University with distant
locations that would not otherwise have the opportunity of participating in
BYU programs. Three primary programs are offered: Education Days, the Sum-
mer Lecture Tour, and credit classes.
Education Days, patterned after the Education Week programs, offer a wide
variety of subjects. They are scheduled on any Saturday convenient to the
particular location, with two or three BYU faculty members usually assigned.
The Summer Lecture Tour provides opportunities for people in distant locations
to hear outstanding members of the BYU faculty deliver stimulating addresses.
Credit Courses may be offered at any location where there are enough students
interested to carry a class. These classes provide regular BYU credit, which
may be applied toward a degree or used to renew teaching certificates. Classes
may also be used for in-service training or simply for broadening one's intellec-
tual or spiritual horizons.
The department is also responsible for the educational television programs
of the Division of Continuing Education. The University owns and op>erates
KBYU-TV, Channel 11, which has the broadcast capability of reaching approxi-
mately eighty percent of the residents of the state of Utah. Educational
courses for credit, special seminars, workshops, and conferences are offered
through the facilities of KBYU-TV, as well as fixed-service instructional tele-
vision for the Salt Lake Center for Continuing Education.
Education Week, formerly called Leadership Week, has been held annually on
the BYU campus since 1922 and has gained nationwide attention. For the past
several years, the program has been gradually expanding throughout the United
States. In 1971, the program was presented in 56 locations, extending from
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on the north to Colonia Juarez, Mexico, on the south
and from Washington, D.C., in the east, westward to the Pacific coast.
Education Week is usually a three-day progrsmi involving from six to ten
faculty members, each presenting three hours of lecture on each of the three
days. At times, local teachers are used in their areas of specialization.
Campus Education Week. For many years, adults from all walks of life have
spent their vacations or other spare time attending the four- day festival of
learning at Brigham Young University. Many of the colleges of the University,
through their faculties and off-campus consultants, provide selected educational
experiences that help members of the Church and other patrons of the Uni-
versity to become better leaders professionally and in the home, the community,
and the Church.
Education Week is classroom instruction for everyone. Instruction is offered
in the areas of human relations, scientific advancements, the world of business,
teaching methods, literature, drama, music, speech, teen-age problems, handi-
crafts and arts, genealogy, scriptures, and others. Devotional assemblies, evening
entertainment, tours, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops also enhance
the offerings of Education Week.
Centers for Continuing Education
Sensing the obligation of the Church University to provide educational oppor-
tunities in harmony with LDS standards for persons living away from Provo,
the Board of Trustees has established continuing education centers. A center
offers the same continuing education services to the people living in that
center's area — including Education Week — as those offered to people who live
near Brigham Young University. Students who expect to earn a degree from
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BYU may do a great deal of their work at a continuing education center, but
at least 20 semester hours of credit must be earned on the BYU campus for a
baccalaureate degree (15 semester hours for an associate degree). See the
"Graduation Requirements" section of this catalog for residence requirements.
BYU-California Center for Continuing Education, 203 West Cottage Drive, Covina,
California 91723, (213) 966-4448. Eighty stakes of the Church throughout
California participate in the California center's activities, which involve over
60,000 people annually. The educational activities are usually held in LDS stake
centers, and events are generally cosponsored by LDS wards and stakes.
Educational subjects range through religion, family life, behavioral sciences,
humanities, arts, genealogy, teaching, and administration. Faculty members are
local educators, BYU instructors, and other approved teachers. The center ad-
ministrators receive suggestions from an advisory council of stake presidents
and other groups in the development of programs.
In addition to its educational programs, the California center offers general
information and counseling services for BYU patrons.
BYU-Ogden Center for Continuing Education, 555 24th Street, Ogden, Utah
(801) 399-4455. The Ogden center offers upper-division and graduate courses
in many of the University's academic departments in addition to informal
courses, lectures, seminars, workshops, and special programs organized for busi-
ness, industry, and special groups. Several Education Day and Education Week
programs are also offered each year.
In 1964, the University's Department of Graduate Education authorized the
center to offer a program of classes leading to the master's degree, with a major
in six different areas.
Faculty members come from BYU and from the Ogden area. Local instructors
are approved by the University academic colleges and departments.
BYU-Ricks Center for Continuing Education, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho (208)
356-2516, and 225 First Street, Idaho Falls, Idaho (208) 523-4682. This center
provides off-campus, credit evening classes in Rexburg and Idaho Falls each
semester, summer evening classes in Idaho Falls, and summer day classes In
cooperation with Ricks College. In addition, Education Weeks and numerous
noncredit programs and workshops are offered.
In 1959, a film center for BYU-produced films was established in Idaho Falls
by the Division of Communication Services. Numerous programs are sponsored
throughout the state of Idaho and in limited areas of Montana, Wyoming, and
BYU-Salt Lake Center for Continuing Education, 200 North Main, Salt Lake City,
Utah (801) 328-0325. The Salt Lake center— the largest of the four centers for
Continuing Education — offers courses through all colleges and departments of the
University, making it possible for students and other interested persons to take
much of their required course work in Salt Lake City. All general education
requirements can be fulfilled at the Salt Lake center, (glasses leading toward
the two-year associate degree in nursing, law enforcement, librarianship, and
material design are also available. After admission to graduate school, students
can take selected courses toward the master's and doctor's degrees.
In addition, special classes and programs for credit or noncredit are organized
upon request for educational, business, industrial, church, and other interested
groups. Forum Assembly, Know Your Religion, and Know Your Family are
examples of lecture series offered for interested people throughout the Salt Lake
Valley. The Salt Lake center also sponsors Education Days and Education Weeks.
Bachelor of Independent Studies
Brigham Young University offers a special bachelor's degree designed for adults.
This degree is of particular interest to persons already in various professions
or businesses and to housewives, armed forces personnel, and retired persons. The
Bachelor of Independent Studies degree has as its goal the development of the
SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 49
individual in a wide area of intellectual interests: it is not intended to prepare
the participant for a particular profession or occupation.
Applicants for the degree will be placed in individual programs of independent
study. There are five areas, each to be completed as a unit:
Foundations Man and the Universe
Man and the Meaning of Life Man and Society
Man and Beauty
The student covers the prescribed material and curriculum outlines in one
area and proves his proficiency by passing an examination. He is then admitted
to a two- to three-week summer seminar at BYU, after which he moves on
to the next area of study. A final creative project and seminar complete the
Information and degree application materials can be obtained by writing to
Bachelor of Independent Studies Degree, 223 HRCB.
50 STUDENT SERVICES
Brigham Young University provides, through the General College, a tutoring
service, which is available to all BYU students who need help beyond their
regular classroom instruction.
Tutors are students who have demonstrated success and competence in the
courses for which they intend to act as tutors and who have been cleared
by their departments to perform this service. Students may make contact with
qualified tutors and obtain more detailed information about the tutoring pro-
gram by contacting the Tutoring Service, 110 BRMB, Ext. 3316.
Personal Development Center
Of primary concern to Brigham Young University is the welfare of each individ-
ual student. Throughout the course of an education, students often find them-
selves in situations where they are confronted with difficult decisions, problems
of adjustment, or the need to develop their interpersonal or social skills. Accord-
ingly, they may find it helpful to seek the assistance of persons who are trained
and skilled in working with students in these areas. For this reason the Univer-
sity maintains a fully accredited Personal Development Center, staffed by well-
qualified, professional counselors.
The overall purpose of the Personal Development Center is to promote the
personal growth of individuals within society and within the University com-
munity. To reach as many students as possible, the Personal Development Cen-
ter extends itself beyond the confines of the center by locating counselors in a
number of areas on campus. The services provided to students include (1)
counseling, (2) skills development, (3) testing, and (4) information.
STUDENT SERVICES 51
Counseling. A great number of students seek counseling each year, for a variety
of reasons. In general, they come to the center for reasons of growth or de-
cision making. Specifically, students come for help in such areas as making
vocational choices or choosing majors, dealing with study problems, developing
social and interpersonal skills, growing in greater self-understanding, and work-
ing through personal problems. Some students find that individual counseling
on a one-to-one basis with a counselor offers greater assistance, while others
may benefit more in a group counseling situation, where several students and
a counselor meet together. In both individual and group counseling, the primary
focus is not uF>on the student's deficits or upon long-term therapy — although
the latter is not neglected — rather, it is upon assisting the student to grow,
mature, and accept responsibility for his actions.
Skills Development. In addition, the Personal Development Center provides a
program to assist students in developing academic, social, and interpersonal
skills to help them cope more effectively with college life and other situations.
Students may participate in one or more of a variety of these learning programs,
where they may be taught the skills they wish to improve. Such a program
may be individually worked out for each student through the help of a counselor.
Testing Services. Tests for achievement, ability, interest, and adjustment are
given to all students who request them through a counselor. Data from these
tests are used as a basis for counseling in educational-occupational and personal-
social problems. The Testing Service provides psychological test data for the
use of counselors and faculty advisers; placement tests for various University
academic groups; and assistance in preparing, administering, scoring, and analyz-
ing subject matter — tests for various departments within the University.
Informational Services. A comprehensive, current collection of essential occupa-
tional, educational, personal, and social information is maintained in the Per-
sonal Development Center library. In addition to many occupational monographs,
briefs, and current catalogs of major universities and technical schools, there is
an abundance of materials available relating to personal and social adjustment,
including such areas as personality development, dating, marriage, budgeting,
personal grooming, and college adjustment.
All veterans should have their military experience evaluated for credit by the
Office of Admissions and Records.
For information concerning educational benefits available to those who qualify
under the Veterans' Readjustment Benefit Act, please contact the Veterans'
Affairs and Selective Service Office B-234 ASB, or call Ext. 3433. Forms for
certification may be secured and processed to assure proper payment of benefits.
War Orphans Education Program. Students who are dependents of veterans
under the War Orphans Education Program, and who are entitled to benefits,
should also contact the above office for enrollment certification and related
Selective Service. Students concerned with the draft may contact the Veterans'
Affairs and Selective Service Office, B-234 ASB, to have verification of their
enrollment as full-time students sent to their Selective Service boards.
International Student Advisement
Brigham Young Universitiy has established an office for the advisement of
students who are not citizens of the United States.
International students include all students who have F-1, J-1, or immigrant
or permanent resident visas, even if the holder is currently residing in the
52 STUDENT SERVICES
United States. Such students should direct their correspondence to the Inter-
national Student Office so that there will be no delay in receiving application
forms and other materials related directly to their admission. International
students must forward complete transcripts of credit to the International
Student Office before application forms will be provided.
While on the BYU campus, international students may take advantage of
the services offered by the international student adviser.
American Indian Students
Special assistance is available for students from Indian tribes in North, Central,
and South America. American Indian students are urged to contact the American
Indian Education Department, 171 BRMB. (See also the American Indian Edu-
cation departmental section of this catalog.)
Student Health Service
Student health services are available through the University for all full-time
students at the Howard S. McDonald Student Health Center. The center func-
tions year-round, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Hospitalization,
when necessary, is available at the Utah Valley LDS Hospital.
The health center offers the following services at a reasonable cost:
1. Consultation with a nurse-practitioner, general physician, or specialist — by
appointment — between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
2. Immunization and TB detection and treatment.
4. Physical therapy on referral from a physician.
5. Laboratory tests.
6. X-ray examination.
7. Emergency care twenty-four hours a day.
A doctor will be summoned after hours for emergencies on a fee-for-service
basis. Services not available at the health center are available by referral at
To complement the services of the student health center, a supplemental
insurance program designed to cover the major cost of medical care twenty-
four hours a day, is offered to all full-time students at a nominal cost. This
voluntary program is fully endorsed by the University and provides for a wide
range of medical services. Students not otherwise protected by health insurance
are urged to secure this excellent service. For further information, insurance
brochures are available at the health center.
The health center is bound by the laws of confidentiality, and personal in-
formation will not be released to a third party without written permission
from the patient.
The BYU Bookstore, located on the west side of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center,
offers a department-store variety of goods, services, and conveniences to
thousands of students every day. Through this facility, students may obtain
all the textbooks, syllabi, and school supplies necessary for their course work
in addition to such items as art and office supplies, cards and announcements,
cosmetics, records, clothing and sportswear, cameras, briefcases, stereos, a large
selection of books in all categories, and many others.
STUDENT SERVICES 53
Some of the special services offered are check cashing, free gift wrapping on
bookstore purchases, watch and camera repair, embossing, and rentals (type-
writers, skis, etc.) — services designed to complement the available merchandise
in meeting the student's every conceivable immediate need.
In addition to developing a personal approach to seeking employment, students
should begin their relationship with the Placement Center during the fall
semester of the year in which they plan to graduate.
The Placement Center is a service department that specializes in helping
students locate career employment opportunities. By registering with the center,
the graduate or prospective graduate gains access to many valuable services —
services which include individual and group counseling, the arranging of on-
campus student interviews with employer representatives, and the providing
of information about specific job opportunities submitted by employers from
business, industry, education, and government agencies. The center also main-
tains a complete collection of books, articles, magazines, and brochures relating
to employing organizations in which the student might be interested. Materials
are also available on such matters as how to write letters of application, how
to prepare resumes, and how to conduct oneself in personal interviews.
In order to maximize the number of employment contacts available to gradu-
ating students, the center works in close cooperation with deans, chairmen, and
liaison personnel in each academic department.
Graduating students are encouraged to begin their career searches early and
to register with the Placement Center, D-240 ASB.
54 STUDENT LIVING AND ACTIVITIES
Quality apartment living is an important, indeed an integral, part of a student's
total educational experience at BYU, and each student should carefully con-
sider the accommodations available in view of the tj'pe of living experience he
desires, the amount of time available for activities within his housing situation,
and his economic needs. Living accommodations are available on campus and
in the surrounding community, and definite programs have been established
within University residence halls and with landlords who rent to students off
campus to integrate living experiences with the total University educational
Campus housing includes board-and-room residence halls for men and women,
apartment living for women, and married student apartments. Each residence