BYU-Idaho: Pathway Program
From Seth Nehring
The global reach of the Internet allows BYU-Idaho to extend its educational offerings far beyond the Rexburg campus. Among the university's online learning options is a groundbreaking program known as Pathway, available in cities across the United States and in select international locations. Pathway classes are conducted online, but students also gather in small groups at least weekly at their local Institute of Religion to work on course assignments and collaborate on educational activities. Husband and wife teams serving as volunteer missionaries in each location donate their time to help these students and provide additional support. After a sequence of preparatory courses, Pathway students can be officially admitted to BYU-Idaho and continue on to earn certificates as well as associate and bachelor's degrees.