Brigham Young University. Dept. of University Studies

The Department of University Studies was created in 1980 under the direction of the College of Humanities. Dennis F. Rasmussen served as department chairman from 1980 to 1984. Richard G. Ellsworth succeeded him as chairman and served from 1984 until the department was abolished in 1990.


Established: 1980

Abolished: 1990

Location: Provo, Utah (1980-1990)


The University Studies program was intended to provide an alternative to a normal major in that courses may be drawn from three or more academic areas rather than just one. Students were required to prove that their educational or career objectives could not be met by any other major.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department was administered by the department chairman, under the direction of the college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities (1980-1990)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. University Studies (1979)


Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1980-1981: p. 254 (Dennis F. Rasmussen, chairman (1980-1981); functions)

Brigham Young University General Catalog, 1984-1985: p. 288 (Richard G. Ellsworth, chairman (1984-1985))

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00529

Creator: RSP