New Religion Classes to Be Offered at Church Universities and Institutes of Religion



The Church Board of Education and Boards of Trustees for BYU, BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii and LDS Business College have approved four new courses, to be introduced in 2015 and 2016 at all Church universities and Institutes of Religion. These new courses are intended to be cornerstones of your religious education experience. They are centered in the scriptures and the teachings of latter-day prophets, with a focus on the Savior, His doctrine, and significant events in Church history.

As you study across all of the standard works, the scriptures will become woven together, helping you to develop greater gospel scholarship and more fully understand and appreciate each book of the standard works. These classes will build on your previous church and personal experiences with gospel study. They will assist you in applying gospel principles in ways that are relevant to your current circumstances.

New Cornerstone Classes

Each class will be centered in the scriptures and the teachings of latter-day prophets.

The four classes are:

1. Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel

2. Foundations of the Restoration

3. The Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon

4. The Eternal Family

Click on each course to learn more. All current scripture courses along with other religion classes will continue to be offered.

Who Are These Classes For?

These new courses will be required for all incoming students and are recommended for continuing students at all Church universities and Institutes of Religion.

How Will These Courses Affect Graduation?

Please take these classes and work toward graduation from a Church university or Institute of Religion. If you have already completed the requirements for graduation, consider taking these classes as you continue your gospel study through participation in institute and Church university religion classes. 

University Religion Departments

For more information regarding this announcement, please visit individual university websites.




LDS Business College