College Profile

Founded in 2010, the College of Arts & Letters is Idaho State University's largest college. Dedicated to the discovery and integration of knowledge, the work performed by the College of Arts & Letters reflects the diversity and creativity of the human experience. The far-reaching mission of the College encompasses disciplines from the fine and performing arts and humanities to the social and behavioral sciences. Our faculty and students are engaged in critical thinking, creative teaching, ground-breaking research and creative activity, and important service to Idaho and its citizens.

Fine Arts Building

College of Arts & Letters faculty are active in cutting edge research and creative activity. From editing and publishing scholarly journals in the humanities to anthropology's Guatemalan cultural studies to the School of Performing Arts' engaging collaborations to psychology's investigations of human and animal behavior, students are presented with an abundance of opportunities to engage in activities that augment their classroom experiences.

The College of Arts & Letters' diverse disciplines form the core of the academic requirements and support ISU's general education program and extensive professional programs. Curricula across approximately 50 different programs help pave the way for students to receive a variety of degrees including Associate of General Studies, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, as well as master's and doctoral degrees.


Student Experience