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UNIVERSITY CORE
Below are some helpful resources as you navigate the General Education Requirements. Visit core.byu.edu for a complete list of the general education requirements.
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Understanding Religion Requirements
Regarding religion credits, all students must fulfill two requirements in order to graduate:
  1. A certain number of religion residency hours (religion hours taken at BYU). This number may be different between students depending on transfer credits.
  2. Religion core courses (specific religion courses that must be taken prior to graduating).

For more information regarding the religion requirements, check out the Religion Department's website here .
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Finding the Right Language Course
BYU offers a variety of language course options at a variety of different levels. If you're not sure what language course to register, reach out to the Center for Language Studies (801-422-1201, cls@byu.edu) or explore their website for more information about language courses and programs.

If you spoke a foreign language on your mission, the Center for Language Studies has compiled a resource of the courses they typically recommend for returned missionaries, which you can view here .
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Testing Out of GE Requirements
BYU does offer challenge and exemption exams for some GE requirements. Challenge exams will give you graded credit for the University Core requirement, while exemption exams will only fulfill the GE, without giving you university credit. There are fees required to take challenge and exemption exams.

To find more information about challenge exams or to request one, visit this website .
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Choosing a Math Course
The math department has put together a helpful page to assist students in figuring out what math course to take based on the students' previous math courses and their future educational goals. You can find that page here .
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University Core Requirements
For a complete list of University Core Requirements, visit core.byu.edu .
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The information provided is not intended to replace the value of one-on-one advising but may help you find answers to your questions without having to have an appointment or stop in; please feel free to do so with any follow-up questions you may have.