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Academic Departments

Boise State offers a high quality undergraduate education as well as a supportive graduate school that cultivates the personal and career growth of its students. Within its seven academic colleges and Honors College, Boise State has an array of degree programs that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity. The new Foundational Studies Program has redefined the core curriculum with an emphasis on essential learning. Boise State guarantees to help incoming freshmen stay on track and meet their four-year graduation goals through its Finish in Four program.

Boise State is a progressive learning-oriented, student focused university dedicated to excellence in teaching with outstanding faculty. Undergraduate research is an important part of the educational experience as students participate in research and creative activity. The desire to explore, discover and learn can be pursued through unique gateways such as the Arts and Humanities Institute, STEM Station and Centre for Creativity and Innovation.

From its one-of-a-kind programs in Basque Studies to the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology, Boise State also is known for its nationally-ranked undergraduate engineering program, internationally accredited business school, Idaho’s largest undergraduate nursing program, All-Steinway Department of Music, highly-regarded creative writing program and for educating the teachers and principals of tomorrow. Boise State is setting the pace for the finest undergraduate education in the region.

Division of Extended Studies

Honors College

Foundational Studies Program

Interdisciplinary Minors

Academic Support Programs

Research, Service, and Development Programs