Thursday, June 2, 2022
BYU Bachelor of General Studies

Emily Ruben began her college journey as a freshman at BYU in the fall of 2010. But after four semesters, health issues sidelined her plans. She returned home to Mesa, Arizona, to recover.  

At home in Mesa, Emily took BYU Online semester courses and Independent Study courses, but staying... read more

Monday, June 8, 2020
Procrastination  Self-Control  BYU  BGS  Independent Study

My mom often jokes that this one decision she made when I was 17 saved our relationship:

She hired me a tutor to get me through my Junior and Senior years of high school.

Now, this wasn’t a tutor in the traditional sense, because she never spent any time teaching me any of my... read more

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Statistics 121: Principles of Statistics. How many of you cringed just reading that? A lot of BGS students express frustration as they take the course or terror at having to take it at some point. We recently met with the Independent Study statistics tutors to for their suggestions of how to be... read more

Monday, June 3, 2019
View of mountains, library, and HFAC

As advisors, every day we talk with students and hear some of your struggles of being a student. You may have jobs, volunteer work, friends, health concerns, callings, days spent with toddlers and babies and teenagers and elderly parents--it’s a lot!

To add to it, some of you haven’t been... read more

Monday, May 27, 2019
Y Mountain in the spring

Kevin J. Worthen, president of the university, spoke at this year’s Commencement Ceremony about the Y on the mountain. This Y stands above our campus and can serve as a reminder to maintain an eternal perspective as we look at the events of our lives.

President Worthen shares the story of... read more

Monday, May 20, 2019
Kaitlin Banks

Kaitlin Banks just participated in the celebrations of April 2019 graduates, as she completed her degree with the Bachelor of General Studies program. She left BYU to support her husband in his career but was eventually able to come back to work on her degree. With a Management Emphasis, she... read more

Monday, May 13, 2019
Catherine Beck with her family

We know that education opens doors to incredible growth and success in communities, and we are in awe of those who come back to finish at home what they started at BYU.

Catherine Beck, a BGS student who will graduate in August 2019, said of her experience as a mother in the BGS program:... read more

Monday, April 1, 2019
Young Kyle skiing

I’m Kyle Mammen, the BGS advisor for Psychology emphasis students. In addition to that I am the program coordinator for BYU Evening Classes, where I administrate the department and advise non-degree seeking Evening Classes students. I have now worked at BYU over 6 years, but it is only this last... read more

Monday, March 18, 2019
Kellie and her husband, Dave

Life definitely has unexpected twists and turns. When Kellie’s parents got in a car accident and needed full-time care, she put her education on hold to take care of them. Based on her patriarchal blessing, Kellie knew she needed to gain as much education as she could in this life, so many years... read more

Monday, March 11, 2019
stressed student

                When you think of the word stress what comes to mind? Does the word itself create stress? Do you have metaphorical mountains of homework to conquer, literal mountains of laundry to fold, theoretical mountains of classes left to complete? Did reading that just... read more

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