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College of Arts and Sciences

From the sciences to the arts, undergraduate to Ph.D. programs, the Boise State College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous majors and opportunities for all students. We invite you to find your place here.

Blueprint for Success: Building the Future, COAS 2021-26

Building Our Strategic Plan

In Fall 2021, the College of Arts and Sciences began our strategic planning process to articulate how we plan to align with the Blueprint for Success and “Build for the Future.”

Visit the COAS Strategic Plan Website

Join Us!

The College of Arts and Sciences has 17 departments encompassing the arts, sciences and humanities, as well as six unique interdisciplinary programs. Whatever your areas of interest are, we have something for you. We’re with you from the beginning!

Unique Majors

Boise State offers more than 200 areas of study and in the College of Arts and Sciences, you can make yours entirely unique by combining three minors into a major.

Arts and Sciences News

Lete and Gandaria Beldarrain co-author article on connections between Boise State and the Basque Country
Center for Great Plains Studies names Furlong an affiliate fellow
Hansen shares physical, emotional and professional experiences with Idaho Dance Theatre
The Writing for Change Journal announces second collection of writings

College of Arts and Sciences Events

Richard A. Young and the 2022 Annual Student Juried Exhibition at the Blue Galleries

Lecture-Recital: Universal Ties: Diverse Perspectives in J. S. Bach’s Sacred Cantatas

The Terrible Infants: a modern slice of vaudevillian puppet theatre

Location and Hours

The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) Dean’s Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We are located on the sixth floor of the Education Building.

Telephone: (208) 426-1414.

Please visit the University Covid Response page for the most up-to-date information and resources on COVID-19.