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Degree Options

Successfully completing PathwayConnect opens doors to opportunity, which include enrolling in a BYU-Idaho online degree program, attending BYU-Idaho as an on-campus student, or enrolling in a local college or university.

BYU-Idaho Online Degrees

By earning a degree online through BYU-Idaho after PathwayConnect, students begin to develop marketable skills right away thanks to BYU-Idaho’s unique certificate-first approach. Through stackable degree offerings, students can choose from more than 20 different programs and earn a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or all three.

One of the best benefits is that the course credits taken as part of a certificate or associate degree build into a bachelor’s degree. This approach helps students gain skills and improve employability at each step along their educational journey.


12-15 Credits

Associate Degree

60 Credits

Bachelor's Degree

120 credits

See what certificates and degrees are currently available.

To be eligible for BYU-Idaho Online1, students must earn a minimum "B" average (3.0 GPA) during PathwayConnect, obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from their bishop, and commit to live by an honor code.

For additional information about certificate and degree options or eligibility requirements, visit PathwayConnect’s Help page. Or set an appointment to speak with an advisor.

1 Available online degrees are accredited in the United States. Degrees are not accredited in any other country and accreditation is not sought outside the U.S.

BYU-Idaho Campus

Students who complete PathwayConnect and wish to attend BYU-Idaho on campus in Rexburg must apply at besmart.com and pay the regular campus tuition. If the student completed PathwayConnect with at least a 3.0 GPA, the high school transcript and standardized test score (ACT/SAT) requirements will be waived as part of the application process.


Other Universities

Completion of PathwayConnect will give students the confidence and skills needed to succeed in college. Students are encouraged to attend local colleges and universities at the completion of PathwayConnect if their educational and career goals are better met there. Admission requirements, tuition rates, and transfer credit requirements vary by institution.