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Learning Outcomes

BYU-Idaho Learning Outcomes

At BYU-Idaho, we are working unitedly on learning, that we feel is critical to your success. The learning outcomes we have established at a university level fit into this category.

Outcomes in Action

The BYU-Idaho learning outcomes are statements that describe what you are trying to become. Concentrating on these attributes during your time at BYU-Idaho, regardless of your major, will help you succeed in all areas of your life, throughout your life. You will become leaders in your home, in the church, and in your community. You will develop patterns of learning and working that will help you reach your full potential as a graduate of BYU-Idaho and as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

The 4 BYU-Idaho Learning Outcomes

Discover more about each of the four BYU-Idaho Learning Outcomes and how they impact your learning and growth.
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Disciples of Jesus Christ
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Sound Thinkers
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Effective Communicators
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Skilled Collaborators

Disciples of Jesus Christ

As you develop in your discipleship of Jesus Christ, you will become a leader in your home, in the church, and in your community. Although following the Savior’s invitation to become “even as I am” is a lifelong commitment, while at BYU-Idaho you will have the opportunity to learn, study, and grow within a community of disciples. Strengthening your knowledge and testimony of the gospel, learning to make and keep covenants, and dedicating your time and talents to serve God and others will develop and enhance your discipleship of Jesus Christ.

At BYU-Idaho you will develop into better disciples of Jesus Christ as you:
  1. Understand the doctrine and principles of the restored gospel
  2. Make and keep covenants
  3. Live standards of honesty and integrity
  4. Work as faithful stewards of the Lord
"In this special and sacred and set apart place, you and I have access to unparalleled spiritual resources that can assist us in developing and deepening our devotion as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is the primary and most important reason for the existence of Brigham Young University-Idaho and for its sponsorship by and affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
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Elder David A. Bednar, BYU-Idaho President 1997-2004

Sound Thinkers

Your ability to creatively solve problems will help you succeed in an increasingly complex world. Employers look for people who can ask good questions, distinguish between accurate and misleading information, and examine multiple viewpoints before drawing conclusions. Learning to collect information, analyze data, and develop solutions will make you a better contributor at work and in the community. You will be better positioned to seek revelation in your church service and more prepared to make choices that will help you and your family confront the challenges of the future.

At BYU-Idaho you will develop into sound thinkers as you:
  1. Solve problems
  2. Think critically
  3. Seek answers through inquiry and analysis
  4. Change and improve with innovation and creativity
"A problem arises, its dimensions are studied out, a question is asked, and with sufficient faith, God leads us to answers... God does not simply hand down information. He expects us to figure things out through prayerful searching and sound thinking."
Gospel Topics / Revelation

Effective Communicators

Your ability to develop and express ideas to a variety of audiences will make you a valuable contributor in the home, workplace, church, and community. Effective communication is one of the key skills employers look for as they hire and promote. As you learn ways to express yourself more clearly, you will become a better learner. You will also become more confident and more persuasive. Most importantly, working hard to develop your skills as a writer and speaker will increase your capacity to influence those around you for good.

At BYU-Idaho you will develop into more effective communicators as you:
  1. Structure content to accomplish specific purposes
  2. Follow appropriate processes of content development
  3. Address targeted audiences using appropriate modes of delivery
  4. Express ideas clearly
"True disciples of Jesus Christ seek to follow His example in the ways they communicate. Their communications, both verbal and nonverbal, are to be kind, compassionate, and helpful, reflecting a love for Heavenly Father’s children and an understanding that all people are brothers and sisters."
Gospel Topics / Communication

Skilled Collaborators

Your ability to collaborate with others will build the people around you and add value wherever you serve. Employers look for graduates who can work with others to achieve their goals. Your experiences at BYU-Idaho will give you opportunities to build capacity in others, harmonize ideas, and solve problems collectively. You will achieve outcomes with others that will be far greater than what you could have accomplished individually. These skills will be critical to your future as you work with and elevate others in your home, church, and community.

At BYU-Idaho you will develop into skilled collaborators as you:
  1. Fulfill individual responsibilities
  2. Facilitate the contributions of others
  3. Foster productive group climates
  4. Respond to conflicts in constructive ways
"You will never be alone. In this world we work together to accomplish things. We marry and have companions. We have children. We have associates in the Church. We work with others in our daily pursuits. . . Keep faith with your associates. You can help them, and they can help you. The Almighty has designed that we work together, that we assist one another, that we bless one another in our association."
Gordon B. Hinckley addresses BYU-Idaho students in the BYU-Idaho Center.
Gordon B. Hinckley