BYU-Idaho Offers new Degree

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Updated: 2/13/2013 5:32 pm

        Brigham Young University – Idaho is adding a new associate’s degree to their curriculum. 

BYU-Idaho has made a new associate’s degree in family history available to students. This has been in the works for over a year now, making those who have helped put it together, very excited.

“This is a very exciting opportunity that we have actually, this is a joint partnership that we have with Family Search in Salt Lake where we’re jointly developing the curriculum” said Associate Dean of Foundations Craig Johnson.

The degree is only offered online and takes up about 60 credits.

“There are a lot of Family History consultants, volunteers, individuals who have interest in Family History Research for their own use or for gain and these individuals we expect to be very interested in the program” continued Johnson.

Students who decide to get a family history research degree won’t walk away with a genealogy certification or accreditation, but they will be ready and qualified to do that once they finish the classes.

“So the purpose of this program is to help individuals either with their own or with other people, the goal is to provide an income stream for individuals who would like to do this as a home-based business or professionally” said Johnson.

The family history research degree is currently available to all students.  

If you are not a BYU-Idaho student but would like to take the course, you can come and apply to BYU-Idaho as a non-matriculated student. However you won’t be eligible for the applied associate’s degree.

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