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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, 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

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 Harman 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 hard-working parents. In 1895, she married... read more

Monday, December 31, 2018
Setting SMART Goals to Get You to Your Dreams

As the year ends, we often turn to setting New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the coming year. However, as many of us know, these lofty, fantastic goals often don’t last through January. But why? More often than not, the problem is not our desire to change and be better but rather the way in... read more

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Kyle Mammen

Here is the link to the Facebook Live with Kyle.

Kyle Mammen works as our BGS Psychology advisor and the Evening Classes department coordinator and advisor. He grew up in Utah, came to BYU for undergrad, met his wife,... 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, October 15, 2018
image of Y mountain with fall colors

“The Y on the mountain welcomes you to Provo: home of Brigham Young University,” Stacey Harkey claims in a recent BYU commercial. That’s true; it does. It is a welcoming site as you enter the city, but how long has it been there? A LOOOOOONG time.

In 1906, the class of 1907 carved the... read more

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