Courses & Structure


Students participate in academic as well as religious education. And one of the best benefits is that courses are flexible, allowing students to complete assignments when it's convenient.

PathwayConnect courses help students learn basic skills, build confidence, develop spiritually, and gain abilities needed to succeed professionally and personally. PathwayConnect's academic courses are offered online, and religion classes are offered through local Church institutes of religion or online, depending on a student's age.

PathwayConnect offers two program versions.

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Standard Version

Proficient in English

PathwayConnect's Standard version is for students who are native English speakers or are otherwise proficient in the English language. Students should expect to spend 15–20 hours doing coursework each week. PathwayConnect takes 1 year (3 semesters) to complete. Students take one academic course and one religion course each semester.

Standard Version

PathwayConnect Courses

Academic Courses

Life Skills

Students discover how to use education to improve their lives by studying learning strategies, time and financial management, thinking errors, and talent development.

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Professional Skills

Students strengthen career skills, learn decision making strategies , practice professional communication, and collaborate with others to solve problems.

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University Skills

Students discover and strengthen the skills they need for continued success throughout a university degree program.

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Religion Courses
Age 18-30 Age 31+


PathwayConnect students ages 18-30 take one institute course each of the three terms they are enrolled in PathwayConnect at no extra cost. Available courses vary at each institute location.

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Jesus Christ and the Everlasting Gospel

This course focuses on the eternal ministry of Jesus Christ and His divine roles and teachings throughout His premortal, mortal, and postmortal life. Students will deepen their understanding of the Savior Jesus Christ and increase their personal discipleship.

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The Eternal Family

This course centers on The Family: A Proclamation to the World and develops gospel doctrines and principles pertaining to a successful and happy marriage and family life. Students will focus on a different sections of the proclamation throughout the semester and study related scriptures and talks.

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The Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon

This course centers on coming unto Christ by reading, studying, and applying the teachings of the Savior as found in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

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Weekly Gatherings

In addition to taking courses online, PathwayConnect students also gather once a week at a local institute or church meetinghouse or virtually through online groups, where they participate in learning and leadership activities associated with their courses, build friendships, and get support.

Weekly Gatherings

Gather for 2-2.5 hours

Students will gather for either two or two-and-a-half hours each week. This includes one hour for an academic gathering, plus a religion gathering that ranges from one hour to 90 minutes. Some students participate in institute, and available courses and gathering times vary at each institute location.

Weekly Gatherings

Participate in discussions

PathwayConnect gatherings help students deepen their learning through teaching. Each week, a different student takes a turn leading learning activities and discussions during the gathering.

Weekly Gatherings

Get support from students

Only one word seems adequate when describing the feeling you get at a PathwayConnect gathering — “family.” It is because of the love the students share as they work together to reach their goals. Most students say that weekly gatherings are their favorite part of the program.

Weekly Gatherings

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