Academics

Sydnee Gonzalez

Students and professors discuss whether BYU needs theology department

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BYU currently does not have a theology department or religious major for undergraduates but offers a religious education graduate program. Students interested in philosophy and religion liked the idea of a theology department.While students felt such a department would be beneficial for their future careers and religious understanding, professors didn't see a need and referenced other ways students can be engaged in theology.

COVID-19 inspires creative Zoom backgrounds for BYU professors

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BYU professors have taken a liking to virtual Zoom backgrounds as a new way to engage students and as an opportunity to innovate teaching styles.
Sydnee Gonzalez

BYU life science study examines college COVID-19 compliance

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A recent BYU College of Life Sciences study looked at what motivates Utah Valley college students to abide by COVID-19 guidelines.
Josh LeMonte

BYU introduces environmental geology major

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BYU's College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences introduced an environmental geology major this semester now available for all students.

Peer mentors and freshmen take on COVID-19

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BYU's peer mentoring program has changed and adapted to COVID-19 guidelines in the 2020-2021 school semesters, but students and mentors are still finding ways to connect.

How to teach students about the US Capitol insurrection

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BYU history professors offered their insights on how to discuss the Capitol breach with students and compared it to other historical events.