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Brigham Young University-Idaho

Chicago, IL

26 Programs

Available Programs

  • Auto Service Technology
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    This certificate provides students with marketable skills in automotive operation, maintenance, and diagnosis and repair to be taken to the workplace, or applied to an automotive degree.

  • Healthcare Administration
    Healthcare Administration

    The current job market for Healthcare Administrators is increasing at a rapid pace. An aging population, new technological advances and new healthcare regulations have pushed the need for well educated healthcare managers across the world to an all time high. It is expected that this growth will continue in the future as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare administration field is projected to increase 22% by 2020!

    The Healthcare Administration major at BYU-Idaho is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the administration and management of smaller healthcare facilities. This degree is also a solid foundation for those seeking to pursue a graduate program in Healthcare Administration or Business Management.

  • Nursing RN to BSN

    Are you currently a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to enhance your nursing knowledge or to expand your employment opportunities? If so then BYU-Idaho's RN to BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) program was designed to help you achieve those goals.

    The RN to BSN program is available all semesters and generally takes three to six consecutive semesters to complete. The courses may be taken online, on campus or through Distance Education.

  • Administrative Assistant
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    If you want to learn the basic skills needed to gain employment in an office administrative position or are looking to improve your current level of knowledge, then consider pursuing an online BYU-Idaho Certificate in Administrative Assisting. This program provides students with a solid educational foundation and an understanding of basic business principles and practices.

    Today's Administrative Assistants play vital roles in providing support, organization, structure, coordination, planning and stability within an office or an organization. They're talented individuals with the ability to multi-task, pay high attention to detail and balance an often wide array of day-to-day responsibilities.

  • Applied Management
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    A BS in Applied Management degree will help prepare you for entry-level management positions. You will also receive sufficient knowledge to be able to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry of your choice after gaining relevant experience.

    This degree focuses on practical business skills that will set you apart with an innovative entrepreneurial spirit, technological and global literacy, and key communication and problem-solving skills.

    Note: Students must first complete an AAS in another field: Administration Assistant and Office Manager (370), Family History Research (376), Computer Programming (385), or Web Design and Development (390).

  • Business Management
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Are you ready to begin your career in business, elevate your existing career or start your own business? If so then earning a BS degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Management may be the right choice for you.

    In today's competitive economic marketplace, students of business need to learn the core business principles and theories that will allow them to make immediate contributions in the workplace. This online degree will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions, guide effective action, innovate and lead in your future career!

    BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Business Fundamentals can give you the foundation you need in topics like accounting, business analysis, economics and marketing to begin your career in business. This program provides students with an understanding of basic business skills for effective business management.

  • Entrepreneurship
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to help you learn your dreams and your passion into reality. Learn how to make decisions that lead to effective action, develop entrepreneurial skills, contribute to a team, become a better leader and pursue your dreams. This program provides students with an understanding of basic entrepreneurial skills and principles.

  • Professional Sales
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Are you a person who loves building relationships, meeting new people, negotiating or building teams? Have you started your own small business but need some additional training to increase your level of success? BYU-Idaho offers an online Certificate in Professional Sales that may be just what you are looking for. Students in this program have the opportunity to learn basic customer service, marketing and communication skills that can be utilized in many different business and professional settings.

  • Computer Information Systems
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    This degree is designed to provide students in the CIS field with a diverse background and skillset according to their desires and interests, and prepare them for employment opportunities in their field of choice.

  • Computer Information Technology
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Do you have a passion for technology? Are you looking for a career that will allow you to use technology to create solutions for real problems that affect real people? If so, then you will want to consider making the decision to earn your online degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) from BYU-Idaho!

    CIT includes the design, development and management of systems within an organization. There is high demand for BYU-Idaho CIT graduates all over the world in all segments of the economy. Organizations large and small need talented, tech-savvy individuals to manage systems, find new and exciting solutions to challenges and lead their teams forward in the ever-evolving world of technology.

  • Computer Programming
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Do you love technology? Would you love to learn how to program and develop webpages or new software programs? If so then BYU-Idaho’s online AAS Degree in Computer Programming may be a perfect choice for you!

    The AAS Degree in Computer Programming provides a solid foundation in both the breadth and depth of computer programming. This includes knowledge and skills in several programming languages as well as the principles and practices of software development. Students will be taught problem solving skills that will allow them to debug and correct software system errors.

  • Data Analytics
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    This certificate is designed to provide students with skills to collect, analyze, and present data to companies to help make business decisions.

  • Database
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    This certificate provides students with basic skills in database design and programing to prepare them for an entry-level job, or internship, in the database field.da

  • System Administration
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    This certificate is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of server and network administration to prepare for entry level positions, or an internship, in the system administration field.

  • Web Backend/Web Frontend
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    This certificate provides students with basic technology skills for entry-level positions, or an internship, in web development.

  • Computer-Aided Design & Drafting
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

    This certificate is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to work as an entry level mechanical CAD design/drafting technician.

  • Web Design & Development
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

    Want to quickly gain the skills and knowledge to become a web designer? If you are driven to succeed and passionate about web design and development, then earning BYU-Idaho's online Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree in Web Design and Development could be the first step your take towards your future career. The future job outlook for web designers and developers is extremely high as demand continues to increase.

    Graduates of BYU-Idaho's online Web Design and Development program will be prepared to enter these rapidly expanding fields with the knowledge and skills to work within many different types of organizations. Depending on their individual areas of focus and learning, students will find employment in creating and maintaining websites, software and web businesses.

  • Web Media
    Design, Arts, and Architecture

    Have you always wanted to learn more about graphic design or would you like to increase your understanding of computer applications and the Internet? BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Web Media can teach you the basic technology skills you need to be more successful in the workplace or in your every day life.

  • Home & Family Studies
    Education and Human Services

    Understanding how individuals and families grow, develop and interact with each other and within communities can be a great benefit. BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Home and Family Studies was created to help students gain basic knowledge and provide training in areas like parenting, child development and family relations to better fulfill individual roles within families and homes.

  • Marriage & Family Studies
    Education and Human Services

    The department of Home and Family at BYU-Idaho provides a holistic approach to the study of home and family. The department teaches courses designed to strengthen students testimonies in the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach doctrines and skills to help maintain and strengthen the home as the most effective place of instruction, and provide a well-balanced education for teaching the importance of home and family.

    Students graduating with this degree will be prepared for entry-level management positions. They will also receive sufficient knowledge to be able to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry of their choice after gaining relevant experience.

  • Public Health
    Education and Human Services

    The field of Public Health is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. Currently in the United States there are over 1 million Public Health jobs in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Public Health field is projected to grow 20% by 2020, faster than the average.

    This degree prepares students to work in Public Health careers promoting, educating, and protecting the health of a population. The program prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination offered through the National Committee on Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

  • General Studies
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

    An Associate's degree in General Studies provides an excellent, well-rounded foundation for students who want to pursue a Bachelor's degree or seek immediate employment. Students who plan on transferring to another university are encouraged to finish their Associate's Degree to maximize the transferability of their credits.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

    Not sure which degree option is right for you? Are you interested in courses in more than one major? Then BYU-Idaho's Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree may be a good choice. The IDS degree allows students to design their own degree by selecting courses from two or more disciplines (a discipline is a subject such as Business, English, or Communication). This allows students to customize their degree in order to prepare for a particular career goal.

    Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Literature

    Program provides: a basic introduction into teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Students will understand fundamental principles of second language acquisition. Students will also learn language teaching approaches and methods and practice teaching the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as grammar and vocabulary. Other topics covered include linguistics classroom management, and culture.

  • Software Engineering
    Math, Engineering, and Physical Sciences

    The demand for computer software programs and applications that are used by millions of people everyday is growing at an incredibly fast pace. As new technologies continue to emerge and expand, the need for bright and creative software engineers to support those technologies also expands. The US Department of Labor has projected that the employment of software engineers will increase by 22% by 2022!

    In this online program at BYU-Idaho, students will learn and practice the industry standard approach to design, development and implementation of complex computer systems. This degree is designed for students who want a strong background in software development coupled with additional studies in other areas.

  • Agribusiness
    Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Biology

    This certificate will benefit mainly individuals in developing countries where agriculture is a major contributing factor in their lives. These courses and the associated certificate are designed for international students in agricultural based economies. This program provides: agribusiness knowledge and skills that will lead to more successful employment and careers.


Programs are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


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