Research indicates that students who complete a certificate are 41 percent more likely to continue toward a bachelor’s degree. Knowing this, BYU-Pathway Worldwide has closely evaluated its current programs and is implementing a certificate-first approach in which students will have the opportunity to earn job-ready certificates and an associate’s degree on their way to a bachelor’s degree (offered in partnership with BYU-Idaho).
When students take career-focused classes from the start, their degree is immediately valuable because it provides them with marketable skills, increasing their earning potential.
In summary, this new structure will allow students to:
customize their BYU-Pathway Worldwide degree (offered in partnership with BYU-Idaho),
immediately start building a marketable skill set,
improve their chances of getting an in-demand job, and
increase their likelihood completing a bachelor’s degree.
These new offerings will be a blessing to students as they work toward their educational and employment goals now and in the future.
In the coming months, more detailed information about these new offerings will be available on the BYU-Pathway Worldwide website.