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Study at Boise State University

Boise State University, BSU, is a public university situated near downtown Boise, the capital of Idaho. It was originally founded in 1932 as Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church. It gained University status in 1974. The main campus of Boise state sits on 175 acres and has more than 170 buildings.

BSU offers more than 200 degrees in over 190 fields of study and enrolls more than 19, 000 students every year. The university comprises eight colleges in different fields which are as follows:

  • Applied Technology

  • Arts and Sciences

  • Business and Economics

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Graduate Studies

  • Health Sciences

  • Social Sciences and Public Affairs

Boise State's sports teams are known as the Broncos. They compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and their official mascot is Buster Bronco.



Profile of Boise State University

Boise State is located in Boise, ID (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Boise State is the Doctoral degree.

Boise State Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 580.

Faculty

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Boise State had 19, 540 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Boise State values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.



Boise State Programs and Degrees

General Category

Degrees

Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts

455

English, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science, history, sociology, Spanish language, . . .

Education and Teaching

427

elementary school teaching, industrial arts teaching, curriculum and instruction, instructional media design, English teaching, physical education teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, . . .

Business and Management

419

business, accounting, marketing, business management, finance, international business, managerial economics, accounting and finance, . . .

Nursing and Emergency Medicine

220

registered nursing, licensed practical nurse

Family and Social Work

141

social work, public administration, child care management

Security and Law Enforcement

134

criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech, fire protection

Media

130

communication studies, mass communication, radio and TV tech

Medical Support and Technology

129

radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, dental assistant, surgical tech

Engineering

113

electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science

Science

100

biology, chemistry, geology, physics, geophysics, hydrology and water resources, animal biology

Computer Science and Engineering

98

information science, computer networking, computer science, computer engineering

Therapy and Counselling

96

psychology, substance abuse Counselling

Medicine

74

health professions, public health courses, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, pre-med

Engineering Technician

70

electronics tech, drafting, computer systems tech, manufacturing tech, industrial tech

Mechanics and Repair

65

automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, industrial mechanics, small engine mechanics, autobody repair, HVAC, industrial electronics tech

Nutrition and Exercise Therapy

38

exercise science, health and physical education, athletic trainer, sports and fitness management

Medical administration

34

medical records tech, medical records admin, environmental health, health care administration

office and Administration

33

administrative assistant, general office occupations

Production Trades

24

welding, machinist

Music

23

music, music performance, music management

Design

23

design and visual communication

Photography and Commercial Art

22

commercial art

Real Estate and Construction Management

22

construction management

Transportation

19

truck and bus driver

Construction Trades

16

lineworker, construction trades

Landscaping and Horticulture

13

applied horticulture

Drama and Performing Arts

11

drama

Cooking and Culinary Arts

7

chef training

Religion and Philosophy

7

philosophy

Mathematics

6

mathematics, applied mathematics

Conservation and Resource Management

3

environmental studies

Fine Arts

2

art history and criticism

Art Studies

0

art studies

Contact: Boise State

Boise State University

1910 University Dr

Boise, ID 83725

General Phone: (208) 426-1011

http://www.boisestate.edu

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