FUTURE STUDENTS

CERTIFICATE IN FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

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Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your family history research skills or increase your genealogical knowledge?  BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Family History Research helps students gain the fundamental research skills and knowledge needed to become a successful family history researcher.

This program provides students with a basic understanding of family history research principles and practices. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students with this certificate can be suited for careers in the following areas:

  • Genealogy Companies
  • Small Businesses
  • Professional Researcher
  • Educational Institution

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at onlineadvising@byui.edu

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE COURSES:
FDREL 261 Introduction to Family History 2
FHGEN 111 Intro to Family History Research, Part 1: Record Group and Methodology 3
FHGEN 120 Internet and Computer Skills 3
FHGEN 130 Paleography 3
TAKE 1 COURSE:
FHGEN 112 Intro to Family History Research, Part 2: Analysis of Research Evidence 3
FHGEN 160 The Family and Society 3
FHGEN 211 Research Methodology: Part 1 3

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PROGRAM INFO

How long will a Certificate in Family History Research take?

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

What are the courses like?

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Where do I begin?

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.

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NEED HELP?

Contact the Online Support Center!

The Online Support Center is here to answer any of your questions and resolve any issues you may have concerning the Online Degree program.

OPERATING HOURS

Monday through Friday
7 AM to 7 PM MST

Saturday
11 AM to 7 PM MST