Brigham Young University-Idaho Religion Requirements:
All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho Fall of 2001 are required to meet the Book of Mormon requirement.  All students beginning their education at BYU-Idaho
Fall 2003 will be obligated to meet the scripture requirements explained below.















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UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT - RELIGION BYU-IDAHO

There is no degree, major, minor, or cluster combination offered in Religious Education.  To earn any degree offered by the University, the Religion Course requirements listed below must be completed.

1. Bachelor degree: Fourteen (14) credit hours of religion must be earned at BYU-Idaho.

Must include: 4 credits Book of Mormon 121 and 122 or  4 credits Book of Mormon  221 (Designed for Prospective Missionaries) AND a minimum of 6 credits from:

New Testament 211 (3 credit)

Old Testament 301 or 302 (3 credit)

Doctrine and Covenants 324 (3 credit)

Pearl of Great Price is incorporated into other scripture courses

AND additional credits from any courses offered for credit in religion.

2. Associate degree: Seven (7) credit hours or four courses of religion are required.

Must include: 4 credits Book of Mormon 121 and 122 or 221 4 credits Book of Mormon  221 (Designed for Prospective Missionaries) AND 3 or more additional credits earned in any other religion courses taught at BYU-Idaho.  

Transfer of Credit from other Universities and Institutes of Religion Religion credit earned at C.E.S. Institutes of Religion or other Church schools will transfer+ as elective credit when the following conditions are met: (1)  A letter grade is given; (2) The earned letter grade appears on the BYU-Idaho transcript.  

Students completing courses at the BYU Jerusalem Center or Nauvoo may receive up to 6 earned credits in religion which will count toward the BYU-Idaho religion graduation requirement

+Be aware that too many transferred elective credits could jeopardize the total credits allowed for registration (140 Maximum)
Total Transfer of Credits Religion hours to take at BYU-IDAHO Required Subject Matter:    *If the subject matter has been taken at an Institute or other Church school you may complete the credit requirement by substituting other courses offered in Religious Education at BYU-Idaho until 14 credits are earned.
0-14.9 14 Rel 121, 122 or 221, 6 credits from NT, OT, DC, and 4 religion credits of your choice. *
15-29.9 12 Rel 121, 122 or 221, six credits from NT, OT, or DC and 2 religion credits of your choice. *
30-44.9 10 Rel 121, 122 or 221,  6 or more religion credits of your choice.*
45-59.9 8 Rel 121, 122 or 221, and at least 4 religion credits of your choice. *
60-74.9 6 Rel 121, 122 or 221, and at least 2 religion credits of your choice. *
75 - 89.9 4 Rel 121, 122 or 221,   If Book of Mormon subject requirement is complete, take at least 4 religion credits of your choice.
90 or more 2-4 Rel 121, 122 or 221. If Book of Mormon subject requirement is complete, take at least 2 religion credits of your choice
Second Religion Class A student who wishes to take two religion classes in a given term may attempt to do so after the first day of the class IF there is available seating. A student desiring to take a second class should meet with the instructor of that class and complete their registration.
Attendance Each instructor may establish criteria for giving credit, but, generally, lack of attendance would affect a student's grade detrimentally and could result in no credit for the class, thus requiring the student to retake the class.
Waivers Should a student be denied a graduation diploma from BYU-Idaho because the religion requirement was not completed, and reasons for the non-completion were beyond the control of the student, an appeal may be submitted for review.

For clarification and/or application for a waiver, see the Chair of the Department of Religious Education.  Make the appointment with Gloria Bradshaw, Office Manager, at (208) 496-1430.