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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

Monday, March 4, 2019
Maeser Building in spring

     An important tool in learning is making connections. Jean Piaget, one of the foundational theorist of developmental and cognitive psychology, explained that we learn by connecting new information to what we already know. As we do this, our learning becomes more meaningful and easier to... read more

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Sister Oscarson speaking at the BYU Salt Lake Center

On Friday, February 22, 2019, we gathered to hear from BGS grad, Sister Bonnie Oscarson. In BYU's Salt Lake Center, students and graduates were uplifted and encouraged by Sister Oscarson's words.

Jay Young, the director of the Salt Lake Center, spoke briefly about the special spirit of... read more

Monday, February 25, 2019
Painting of Caroline Harmon sitting and reading

The Bachelor of General Studies office is located in the continuing education or “Harman” building, named for Caroline Hemenway Harman, a woman of incredible faith and service.

Caroline grew up as the second of eleven children to faithful and hardworking parents. In 1895, she married... read more

Monday, February 18, 2019
Kathy with her husband

"My dad encouraged his daughters to receive an education and to be successful in whatever we chose to do. I grew up knowing I was smart and capable of anything. The world was wide open, full of possibilities. Education was the vehicle to take advantage of those opportunities.

I attended... read more

Monday, February 11, 2019
BYU Bell Tower

I have noticed that many of our BGS students have a bit of perfectionism that may be hindering their progress in the BGS program. I have struggled with perfectionism at times myself, sometimes spending way more time on a project or assignment than is necessary as I try to make sure every little... read more

Monday, February 4, 2019
Young Matt on a tractor

I’m Matt Greene, the BGS advisor for English emphasis students. I also supervise admissions and advisement for the BGS program. Sometimes I feel like an old man in the department because I have worked here for over eight years! In case you were wondering, the old picture above is of my older... read more

Monday, January 28, 2019
management

The Bachelor of General Studies degree offers six emphases to choose from. For some, deciding which one to pursue can be challenging. So why would someone choose to study Management?

Our Management emphasis offers 30 credits focused on providing a solid business foundation in accounting,... read more

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