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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, 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, January 21, 2019
Family tree

Have you ever thought about attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City?

If you’re not familiar with RootsTech, it is an event where people come from all over the world to learn how to use technology to discover and share their family history. Thousands of people attend each year and are... read more

Monday, November 19, 2018
TI financial calculator

Have you ever felt like there is no way that you would be able to get through that class?

When faced with challenging courses, especially taking classes online, there are several different ways to take action. Anne, a wife, mother, grandmother, lover and teacher of music... read more

Monday, October 29, 2018
Rebecca Walsh with award, daughter, and Thomas J. Ruller

Do you ever wonder what other BGS students are working on while they earn their degree?

Rebecca Walch is currently working on her Bachelor of General Students degree, with an emphasis in history, and she recently won the 2018 Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives... read more

Monday, August 27, 2018
Orlo Eyre sitting on cougar statue at graduation

When Orlo Eyre was 21 he took what he thought was a temporary break from school to work to support this family. What started as a break from school turned into a 40-year career with the U.S. Postal Service! Even though Orlo didn’t need to finish his degree to have a successful career, he still... read more

Monday, August 6, 2018
Debra Eckel at Everest Basecamp

Going back to school wasn’t something Debra took lightly, after years of consideration when she seized the opportunity to complete her BYU degree. Debra’s path to graduation was rocky. Only three years into her BGS journey, Debra lost her oldest son Jeremy. Debra said, “Jeremy was the larger... read more

Friday, June 29, 2018

The annual BGS ice cream social was a smashing success! Did you miss it? Don't worry! You can watch our 30-second recap by clicking here.... read more

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Emily Ruben began her college journey as a freshman at BYU in the fall of 2010. But after four... read more

Monday, June 8, 2020

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

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Statistics 121: Principles of Statistics. How many of you cringed just reading that? A lot of... read more

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