Brigham Young University. Normal School. Dept. of Theology

In 1905, the Department of Religion was renamed the Department of Theology within the Normal School of Brigham Young University. It taught several religious courses with the goal to "awaken the spiritual life ... and [foster] the development of a warm personal testimony of the Gospel." In 1906, the general education departments, including the Department of Theology, were absorbed by the High School. Normal Students would then take their general education classes from the High School or from the College, while still receiving teacher training coursework from the Normal School.


Established: 1904

Abolished: 1905

Location: Provo, Utah (1904-1905)


The Department of Theology was responsible for the teaching of courses in Church History, the Scriptures, and Christianity.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Theology was part of the Normal School, a teacher training branch of Brigham Young University.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. Normal School (1905-1906)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Religion (1905)

Later unit: Brigham Young High School (Provo, Utah) (1906)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1905-1906: p. 51 (part of the Normal School) p. 58 (Department of Theology)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1904-1905: p. 60-62 (Department of Religion)

Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1906-1907: p. 73 (general education courses absorbed by the High School).

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00086

Creator: UPB