Certificate & Degree Programs

BYU-Idaho provides an affordable, flexible way for students to earn a certificate or degree online*.

Through stackable degrees, students can choose from several different online programs and earn a certificate, associate degree, bachelor's degree, or all three.** This approach helps students gain skills and improve employability at each step along their educational journey. By stacking certificate and degree options, students can earn three offerings for the cost and time it would take to earn just one bachelor's degree.

Pathway Connect. Get a certificate, then an associates degree, then a bachelors degree.

Depending on previous university credits or educational goals, students are free to choose a path that's right for them by beginning with a certificate, associate degree, or immediately starting on their bachelor's degree.

After students are accepted to attend BYU-Idaho Online, they may contact an advisor for additional program planning help by emailing onlineadvising@byui.edu.

Eligibility: To become eligible for a BYU-Idaho online program, students must either a) successfully complete PathwayConnect with a 3.0 GPA or higher, or b) earn a minimum of 15 on-campus credits at one of the colleges or universities operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Individuals who don't meet one of these requirements should consider joining PathwayConnect.

*Degrees are not accredited in any other country, and accreditation is not sought outside the U.S.

**Not all programs are recommended for all areas. Students are encouraged to start with a certificate first, and then lead into an associate and bachelor's degree program.



PathwayConnect is a low-cost educational opportunity that combines online courses with local gatherings. Participants gain valuable skills that will serve them throughout their lives and in pursuing a college degree. As a program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, students will also receive the spiritual benefits of a gospel-incorporated education. Successful completion of PathwayConnect allows students the opportunity to pursue a BYU-Idaho degree online.

Concurrent Enrollment

The BYU-Idaho Online Concurrent Enrollment program gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to begin earning BYU-Idaho credit while still in high school. Students bound for BYU-Idaho would also have an alternative to taking Advanced Placement or other concurrent enrollment courses that might not fulfill BYU-Idaho's Foundations requirements.

Local Educational Options

BYU-Pathway Worldwide, including BYU-Idaho Online, has a mission to provide access to higher education wherever the Church is organized. To help fulfill this mission, they are coordinating  with local educational institutions to provide additional degree options in select locations to BYU-Pathway students.