BYU-Pathway Worldwide's online courses are built and developed by BYU-Idaho and are taught by qualified instructors. Online courses offer a flexible schedule for completing coursework while providing meaningful interactions between students and instructors.
Course instruction is intertwined with gospel learning, giving students the opportunity to grow spiritually.
Courses follow a structured learning experience over a 14-week academic term called a semester. And because courses are online, they offer more flexibility than a campus-based class experience. Typically, coursework is assigned at the beginning of the week with mid-week and end-of-week deadlines. Students are encouraged to pace themselves to complete assignments on time.
While many online programs focus on independent study, BYU-Pathway Worldwide prepares students for the collaborative work environments found in most industries. Students learn to work in teams, build leadership and communication skills, and teach and support each other in an interactive online community.
Instructors also collaborate with students by answering questions, providing feedback on assignments, and offering regular encouragement.
Online courses offer quizzes and tests to help students assess their understanding. Tests are offered for many classes online but are not always graded by a computer. Instructors will often evaluate responses in order to measure a student's understanding. Students also participate in self-assessments, where they are asked to evaluate their own performance or participation.
Each degree program requires a specified number of general education courses, including math, English, arts, and science. Students can choose from a wide variety of general education courses to complement their specific educational goals.