Brigham Young University Reviews
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"So you're studying to be a mom? That's why you're spending money on college?" My dad's words sounded harsh over the phone. "No, Dad. That's not what the Family Life is. I'm studying to have a job and to truly help others." My dad was not convinced that day. I did not have the words to explain what my programs was, but now I do. Even though I could not explain my major choice to my dad, it was the best choice of major for me and prepared me for my future career. Let me start by clearing the elephant out of the room: Family Life is not the study of how to be a homemaker. In fact, it is a "soft science"--Family Life combines psychology, social science, and therapy practices to weave together a program focused on understanding and strengthening family units. Homework is frequently comprised of reading and analyzing studies by family experts on why families are important, what makes a strong family, and how we as professionals (therapists, social workers, and policy makers to name a few) can help families thrive. My favorite classes in the Family Life major was Helping Relationships taught by Dr. Mark Butler. In this class, we had the unique experience of developing family therapy skills as undergraduates. Through simulations and help from our professor, we learned how to balance a therapy session with multiple parties in distress. After this class, I feel confident in my initial therapy skills as I start my graduate program in Social Work. The Family Life department at Brigham Young University is chalk-full of professors that are experts on the family. They are eager to interact with students and provide research opportunities. Undergraduate classes and students are a huge priority for the professors! In addition, BYU's graduate program for Family Therapy is one of the top ranked in the nation. Students in the Family Life program stand a good chance of getting into this great Master's program. I loved my undergraduate experience, so I hope I explained my major in a way that does it justice. I do not hesitate to recommend Brigham Young University and the Family Life program!
BUY is a great school for anyone who wants to be surrounded by people with high morso standards. As it is operated by the ODD faith you can be guaranteed to always be in a safe and wholesome environment. BUY grads are well respected throughout the world as there reputation proceeds them. Any field chosen at BUY will be a successful choice.
BYU is amazing. However, it has some of the same problems inherent to modern universities: many programs are marketed to students that really have no career application outside higher academia. I think all departments, especially liberal arts, need to be more forthright with career options.
I attended Brigham Young University from 2011 to 2016. I cannot believe how much I grew in those 5 years. I completed a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I also had the opportunity to study and live in Jerusalem for a semester through the BYU Jerusalem Study Abroad. BYU was an amazing school to attend. Aside from the wonderful education provided, I was able to receive scholarships and grants through BYU and the Civil Engineering department every semester that I attended. In addition, BYU's tuition is extremely low if you are a member of the LDS church, which along whit extensive student aid available, makes it very affordable to attend school. I found that most of the professors were very available and wanted to help students succeed. I had a baby in the middle of a semester and all of my professors were extremely accommodating in allowing me to turn in work early and to work around the birth and subsequent recovery. My degree program prepared me extremely well for my career, and I was able to receive and accept a full time job offer before I graduated. I was able to start work immediately after graduation.
BYU is a great university! It is famous for its honor code, which is a moral code that students agree to live by. This provides an atmosphere of integrity to go along with the intellectually stimulating atmosphere. The Organ Performance program was particularly awesome - the professors were totally invested in my success, often giving me extra lessons during their free time. I would recommend this program to any aspiring organist and church musician.
BYU gives you the best value of any major university in the country for your degree. Not only that, you get an incredibly intellectually invigorating educational experience by being able to study with people from all around the world on topics that interest you. The professors are extremely approachable. The first year experience for freshman is extremely well run, and provides opportunities to grow and make new friends. Wouldn't change my undergrad experience at all.
Brigham Young University is a wonderful school. The school provides very competitive programs that will prepare students to enter the workforce or to enter post graduate education. The professors all love their jobs and really care about the well being and success of their students. The campus life is great, there is always something going on where you can meet lots of great people. It is a religious school so there is no drinking alcohol so the type of partying is very different compared to other schools, which can be good or bad. I quite enjoyed the religious atmosphere myself! I would recommend this college to anyone and hope that my children will want to attend Brigham Young University someday!
Definitely a school focused on helping their students have opportunities to prepare for future career opportunities. I was able to participate in a program called "mentored research", which allows students to gain hands-on research experience including laboratory work, writing proposals and writing/proofing own research papers. It made a big difference in helping me decide my future career. Classes are competitive as a small percentage of applicants are accepted at the university, and sometimes this causes students to be too grade-driven (all about that "A" grade), which I recommend to not fall into this fallacy -- the purpose of an education is to learn it to remember it, and not just for exams. In all, it is a wonderful learning environment, top-notch faculty and incredible value for the tuition.
Brigham Young University is an incredible and unique University. The programs and opportunities it offers are limitless. Anything you want to be, can be prepared for at BYU. Unfortunately as a young college student I didn't have much perspective on my future goals or what I wanted to pursue career wise. My interests were so diverse that I had a hard time narrowing my major down. I chose to major in Geography with an emphasis on travel and tourism because at the time (about 2002) my main interests were traveling and learning about the world. I was not well prepared for the difficulty I would encounter post graduation finding a solid career in this field. Travel agencies were dying out and the internet was taking over the travel industry. My only saving grace was the surge in airline industry where I ended up pursuing a career as a flight attendant. After marrying and having children, traveling with the airlines became increasingly difficult. I realized after having my third child that my days as a flight attendant were numbered. And sadly, my marriage in divorce. Now I find myself a single mother that needs to start over and switch gears. This Fall I will be starting a Masters in Teaching program with Western Governors University. This is a special post-baccalaureate Master's program designed specifically for people like me that have a Bachelor's degree and want to pursue a graduate degree in Teaching. Being a teacher and a mentor comes naturally to me so it was an easy decision to apply for this degree program. WGU is an online University that will allow me to study and attend class from home while I tend to the needs of my children. Because single parenthood is so challenging financially, scholarships are incredibly appreciated in order to further my education and take care of my family.
Studying at Brigham Young University was a life-changing experience for me. The classes were rigorous, especially since I was studying engineering and pre-medical classes at the same time, and there were times when I felt overwhelmed by it all. Eventually I began to learn how to learn, to think critically, and to solve complex problems. Even more importantly, I had professors and classmates who pushed me to be a better person. BYU is simply the best valued education in the entire US in my biased opinion, the professors are excellent and the campus is beautiful. I am grateful for the experiences I had while at BYU.