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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A+
Facilities A+
Activities and Groups A
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Brigham Young University-Provo is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 33,469 students and offering 287 degrees in Provo, UT.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Brigham Young University-Provo.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
1,736 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Arabic Language and Literature
24
Art Studies
16
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
34
7
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
1
Biology Teacher Education
15
Chemistry Teacher Education
3
Chinese Language and Literature
23
0
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
20
Creative Writing
12
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
11
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
27
Education
0
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
2
Educational/instructional Technology
9
6
Educational Leadership and Administration
21
7
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
1
Elementary Education and Teaching
193
English Language and Literature
206
15
English/language Arts Teacher Education
44
Exercise Physiology
330
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
23
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
French Language and Literature
21
2
French Language Teacher Education
4
German Language and Literature
5
German Language Teacher Education
1
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
2
Health and Physical Education/fitness
140
26
1
Health Teacher Education
16
History Teacher Education
26
Italian Language and Literature
5
Japanese Language and Literature
23
0
Korean Language and Literature
12
Latin Language and Literature
1
Latin Teacher Education
1
Mathematics Teacher Education
38
5
Music Teacher Education
17
3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
25
0
Physics Teacher Education
9
Portuguese Language and Literature
16
7
Russian Language and Literature
41
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
10
Secondary Education and Teaching
1
Social Science Teacher Education
25
Spanish Language and Literature
78
9
Spanish Language Teacher Education
12
4
Special Education and Teaching
41
7
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
23
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
6
1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
0
5
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
6
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
7
Teaching French As a Second or Foreign Language
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,480 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
196
100
Accounting and Related Services
63
65
Advertising
124
Business Administration and Management
30
207
Commerce
18
Business/managerial Economics
40
Economics
164
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
31
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
15
1
2
Finance
153
Information Resources Management
46
48
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
50
Marketing/marketing Management
82
Organizational Behavior Studies
45
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
1,397 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/united States Studies/civilization
33
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
0
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
13
Anthropology
13
6
Archeology
14
Asian Studies/civilization
5
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
4
Clinical Psychology
11
Comparative Literature
2
Family Systems
130
German Studies
17
0
History
123
0
Human Development and Family Studies
163
Humanities/humanistic Studies
11
International Relations and Affairs
48
Italian Studies
1
Language Interpretation and Translation
19
Latin American Studies
32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
6
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
28
6
Linguistics
50
10
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling
12
4
Museology/museum Studies
4
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries
3
Personality Psychology
11
Philosophy
30
Political Science
116
Psychology
241
4
3
Public Administration
79
Public Policy Analysis
0
Religious Education
0
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
9
School Psychology
8
Social Work
0
38
Sociology
75
14
0
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
881 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
14
Astronomy
3
1
Biochemistry
25
0
5
Bioinformatics
21
Biological and Physical Sciences
0
1
Biology
16
Biophysics
24
Biostatistics
5
Biotechnology
34
2
Chemistry
25
2
11
Computational and Applied Mathematics
7
Conservation Biology
9
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology
34
9
4
Environmental Health
25
Epidemiology
21
Geography
62
0
Geology/earth Science
30
9
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
0
0
Mathematics
53
13
1
Mathematics and Statistics
2
Microbiology
38
3
2
Molecular Biology
26
0
0
Neuroscience
102
1
1
Physics
45
7
2
Physiology
88
4
2
Statistics
55
12
Wildlife Biology
24
Zoology
1
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
658 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Chemical Engineering
91
2
7
Civil Engineering
85
39
2
Computer Engineering
30
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
87
14
6
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
0
Environmental Science
5
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
15
0
Industrial and Product Design
22
0
Manufacturing Engineering
69
7
Mechanical Engineering
127
43
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
575 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
41
2
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
98
0
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
49
Dietetics/dietitian
36
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
10
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
0
1
0
Nutrition Sciences
25
0
Public Health
43
Public Health Education and Promotion
104
Registered Nurse
124
0
Therapeutic Recreation/recreational Therapy
42
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Communication and Media
283 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
83
Journalism
71
Mass Communication
15
Public Relations/image Management
109
Recording Arts Technology/technician
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
283 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
17
Computer Graphics
10
Computer Science
102
15
5
Illustration
19
Information Technology
110
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
232 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Acting
3
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
0
Conducting
4
Dance
18
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
29
Film/cinema/video Studies
47
0
0
Fine Arts
14
1
Graphic Design
17
Jazz/jazz Studies
1
Keyboard Instruments
10
Music
24
0
Music Performance
7
14
Music Theory and Composition
2
2
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
0
Photography
10
Sculpture
0
Stringed Instruments
7
Visual and Performing Arts
13
Voice and Opera
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
137 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law
130
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
135 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Facilities Planning and Management
21
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
109
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
1
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Agriculture
90 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business Operations
1
Crop Production
0
Food Science
34
2
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
20
Soil Sciences
27
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
6
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Trades and Careers
31 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
28
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Counseling and Career Center)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Physics, Class of 2006

I'm sure they have some of these things, but I have very little experience using them.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1989

Internships, senior seminars, placement program

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Geology/Earth Science Teaching, Class of 1984

Student teaching, field experience, presentations, writing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 1993

I use everything I learned in school. I Majored in Spanish and got a minor in Political Science. I am now in the law enforcement field at both the state and federal level. My current Group Supervisor was just one year ahead of me at School. We didn't know each other then but we had an immediate connection when he took over our group. Networking is huge in federal law enforcement and every office I visit has a BYU Alum it seems. I use my Spanish daily.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Recreation Management, Class of 1995

Teachers that work in the real world, internships,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Engineering, Class of 2015

STEM fairs, lab equipment, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1987

job placement center; strong academic environment; required religious studies

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS--Engineering, , Class of 1985

How to apply the latest technology was the focus. They only had on campus interviews back then.

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Anthropology, Class of 1993

It was a religion school

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Geology/Earth Science Teaching, Class of 1984

Religious community. Conservative, intelligent, motivated, achievers.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 1993

Unified, culturally diverse, religious, ethical, ready to serve, serious about education, as a group above average people because of their upbringing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Recreation Management, Class of 1995

A large Latter Day Saints faith base

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1988

Typical of the population in the area

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rec mngt, Class of 2013

Great. Surrounded by students who share your same faith and views

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Humanities/Comparative Literature, Class of 1999

Religious school, very clean cut.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Molecular Biology and Russian Language, Class of 2001

Professional, education and service oriented

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1987

High moral standards; academically inclined; service oriented

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS--Engineering, , Class of 1985

If you can't cut it--go somewhere else. There are lots of activities sponsored by the university for students to participate in.

Rated January 2016
A+ Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1989

current, always up to date, big classrooms in underclassman classes, smaller classes for upperclassmen.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Geology/Earth Science Teaching, Class of 1984

Clean, well equipped, advanced, accomodating.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 1993

excellent, even though the dorms I live in were leveled. BYU creamery is the best.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1988

Typical classrooms, school is a satellite site

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Humanities/Comparative Literature, Class of 1999

Well maintained, clean, and up to date. Not always aesthetically pleasing.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Molecular Biology and Russian Language, Class of 2001

The university is continuously being updated. Facilities are, for the most part, top notch.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1987

Good computer labs; adequate dorms; good dining halls; some good classrooms and some needing work.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 14 Reviews
Alumni
Physics, Class of 2006

I participated in very few groups at school, so I'm not exactly an expert here.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 1989

I suppose that depends on what you like! I likes the sports, both watching and playing, but there are also plays, music, food, random activities,

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Geology/Earth Science Teaching, Class of 1984

Lots of volunteer opportunities, church group activities involving social gatherings and community volunteering, outdoor activities like biking, canooing, snow skiing, hiking.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Spanish, Class of 1993

BYU football. Intramural sports. We don't drink or use drugs so we remember the parties we go to. My friends and I skied a lot at Sundance

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rec mngt, Class of 2013

Clubs, byu creamery ice cream

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Humanities/Comparative Literature, Class of 1999

Music groups were popular. A comedy team had many fans. Sports were big.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Engineering, Class of 2015

Hundreds of clubs to be part of

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Molecular Biology and Russian Language, Class of 2001

Ballroom dance classes, intramural sports, hiking the Y

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Chemical Engineering, Class of 1987

Most students are organized in religious congregations that support the social environment.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
MS--Engineering, , Class of 1985

Lots of dances all year long. Lots of plays, concerts, art shows. A lot of service activities also.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Brigham Young University-Provo Education and Liberal Arts Program
UDC Contributor

Did you know that more than three-quarters of the students at Brigham Young University speak a second language? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages followers to gain the skills necessary to spread its teachings throughout the world. Being able to communicate with others in their native tongue can be extremely helpful. To that end, the school regularly offers courses in 55 different languages. (Go ahead; try to name all the ones you can think of and see how close you get to that number.) Ever hear of Quichua? A BYU linguistic professor has spent 30 years examining this 2,000-year-old language and the one million people in the world who speak dialects of it. She often leads student groups to Ecuador to study their culture. Modern, more widespread languages definitely have a place at BYU, too, and faculty continuously seek innovative teaching methods promote mastery. For instance, advanced Russian classes use video conferencing technology to conduct real-time debates with students in Moscow. Sounds like great training for future diplomats and global business leaders!

Questions and Answers about Brigham Young University-Provo

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Brigham Young University-Provo? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
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Stephenie Meyer, author of the best-selling Twilight series, graduated from BYU in 1997 with a degree in English. Other famous attendees include Napoleon Dynamite himself Jon Heder, Gymboree CEO Matthew K. McCauley, pro basketball player Danny Ainge, Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card, actor Aaron Eckhart, and Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings. Graduate Mitt Romney became the first Mormon to be a major political party’s presidential nominee when the Republicans chose him to run against Barack Obama in 2012.

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What is the campus setting like?
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If you like to connect with nature and breathe in outdoor air, BYU might be your place. The 557-acre campus rests at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Provo, Utah. Besides majestic views, you’ll also discover a top-notch performing arts center, one of the largest art museums in the Western United States, and an impressive range of athletic facilities for serious athletes and weekend warriors alike. What you won’t find at BYU—a Greek system, alcohol, or tobacco. Student life centers on religion, and an honor code supports values and conduct in line with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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Five hundred fifty (and counting!) course offerings provide a range of educational possibilities. BYU even has high school completion for students who have difficulties maintaining attendance in a traditional environment due to circumstances such as travel or illness. At the collegiate level, current BYU students can earn up to 36 semester hours toward their bachelor’s degree through independent/online study. Former students wishing to finish up their BYU degree can pursue a bachelor of general studies with a concentration in American studies, English, family life, history, management, or psychology.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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BYU last took home a national championship in football in 1984. But plenty of Cougars have been drafted by the NFL over the years, including Super Bowl XXIX MVP Steve Young. Two of the most successful teams in recent years have been men’s volleyball and women’s cross country. An extensive intramural program draws an impressive 25,000 students to sports such as kickball, inner-tube water polo, and dodgeball.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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The institution’s self-professed goal is “to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives.” Since many students go on missions or perform other work on a global level, BYU has excelled in making in language education a priority. BYU also has received national recognition for its accounting program. Regardless of major, students take religious classes known as “doctrinal foundations.”

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