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Faculty of Religious Education

"May we learn what we should learn, do what we should do, and be what we should be."
Thomas S. Monson, "To Learn, To Do, To Be," Ensign, November 2008
Jesus next to the well

Welcome to the Faculty of Religious Education

Instruction in the Faculty of Religious Education combines both intellectual and spiritual aspects of testimony and faith, focusing on learning, doing, and becoming. Although there is no minor granted, all students enroll in Religious Education courses as part of their degree program with 8-14 credits, depending on transfer credits.

Following the same curriculum as Institute and other Church Universities, these graded academic courses will be on the transcript and GPA. Through rigorous engagement with this material, including tests, papers, and other assignments, BYU–Hawaii students deepen their knowledge, skills, and discipleship, preparing them for further service.

Mission Statement

Our efforts are part of the University mission to help students integrate spiritual and secular learning, develop character and integrity, and become faithful and committed church leaders who will assist in building their families, their communities, and the kingdom of God.

We seek to help BYU–Hawaii students become disciple-leaders, prepared to return to serve effectively in their families, communities, and the Church.

We seek to help them increase their knowledge and understanding of Church scripture, doctrine, and history, develop their skills in analysis, interpretation and application, and deepen their conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Program Learning Outcomes of Religious Education focus on knowing, doing, and becoming:

Know—Basic knowledge and understanding of the scripture, doctrine, and history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Analyze—Ability to analyze and interpret Church scripture, doctrine and history

Apply—Ability to use Church scripture, doctrine and history in problem-solving and life application tasks

Become—Deepened discipleship and conversion