Current General Education Program Provides Greater Flexibility
The strength of the current GE program is that it keeps the academic core requirements from Foundations but adds greater flexibility for students in their selection of exploratory credits.
Students may choose between 3-6 credits (for a total of 15 exploratory credits) in the following three areas: Natural Science, Arts, and Humanities, and Social Science. This gives students the opportunity to take more courses that complement their major and career interests. This can help students determine if their declared major is the right fit for them early in their educational experience.
In addition, a new one-credit College Success course has been added to the academic core requirements designed to help freshmen navigate their first year at BYU-Idaho.