Mission Statement

Geography at BYU strengthens the geographic awareness, knowledge, and skills of our students, the University, and the community through the following activities:
  1. Providing a solid introduction to core geographic concepts and ways of creating knowledge;
  2. Providing students with skills for generating and interpreting knowledge and to ensure that geography majors complete programs with adequate skills for competing successfully in the workplace or in graduate school;
  3. Advancing the discipline of geography, especially in those areas which benefit the university, local/regional community and the worldwide church;
  4. Developing research, education, and service relationships for students and faculty with others in the university, community and the discipline.

Guiding Philosophy

The department's guiding philosophy is to contribute to the overall aims of a BYU education -- to be:
  • Spiritually strengthening;
  • Intellectually enlarging;
  • Character building, leading to
  • Lifelong learning and service
BYU Mission Statement

Policy Statements

Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program or activity that receives federal funds. The act is intended to eliminate sex discrimination in education. Title IX covers discrimination in program, admissions, activities, and student-to-student sexual harassment. BYU's policy against sexual harassment extends not only to the employees of the university but to students as well. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender based discrimination, please talk to your professor, contact the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895 or 367-5689 (24 hours), or contact the Honor Code Office at 422-2847.

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete a course successfully, please contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (422-2767). Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by the SSD office. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures. You should contact the Equal Employment Office at 422-5895, D-282 ASB.

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