Brigham Young University

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Brigham Young University
Type Private not-for-profit
Established 16 October 1875 (16 October 1875)
Affiliation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
President Kevin J. Worthen
Location Provo, Utah, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue, white, and tan
Nickname Cougars

Brigham Young University (BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and, excluding online students, it is the largest of any religious university and the third largest private university in the United States. BYU offers a variety of academic programs, including liberal arts, engineering, agriculture, management, physical and mathematical sciences, nursing, and law. The university is broadly organized into 11 colleges or schools at its main Provo campus, with certain colleges and divisions defining their own admission standards.

Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church, and one-third of its U.S. students are from Utah.[1] Students attending BYU are required to follow an honor code, which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.[2]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

B.S. in Bioinformatics
120 credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Y Facts - Demographics". 2015. Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. "Honor Code". Church Educational System. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.