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Idaho LAUNCH grants provide graduating high school seniors with an opportunity to have up to 80% of their tuition and fees covered, up to $8,000, for programs leading to in-demand careers, including ten College of Science and Engineering programs. Additionally, students who receive Idaho LAUNCH grants have the option to combine them with other scholarships offered by Idaho State University.

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College of Science and Engineering

Welcome to Idaho State University’s College of Science and Engineering, and thank you for considering ISU to be a part of your future!Students majoring in one of the many STEM disciplines in the College have the unique opportunity to get involved in the groundbreaking research happening at Idaho State from day one of their academic careers. Undergraduate Bengals have been a part of developing the systems that will protect nuclear reactors from hackers, looking into ways to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, studying life at the deepest depths of the ocean for what those microbes can tell us about life on other planets, restored the historic “I” on Red Hill, and so much more. More than just an impressive line on a resume, our students are often authors on papers published in some of the world’s most respected scientific journals. Plus, our students can get paid for their research contributions through the Career Path Internship Program.  The College of Science and Engineering faculty are talented teachers, researchers, and mentors committed to our students’ success. Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows our faculty to get to know their students and provide individualized instruction not typically found at a public university. Our students can study in world-class facilities, such as our Nuclear Engineering Laboratory, home to 1 of only 25 on-campus nuclear reactors in the nation, the Lost River Field Station near Mackay, and more.

You’ll find world-class recreational opportunities in and around Pocatello outside the classroom. Just minutes from campus are miles and miles of fantastic hiking and biking trails, rock climbing in town at Ross Park, skiing and snowboarding at Pebble Creek Ski Area, and more.  And if you’d like to get out of town, it’s an easy day trip to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Sun Valley, or Jackson Hole. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask!! Our faculty and staff are more than willing to answer your questions about life at Idaho State University. We can be reached at (208) 282-3099 or cose@isu.edu. You can also follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. And if you haven’t already, I encourage you to book a campus tour and meet with current students, see the campus, and chat with some of your professors. 


The College includes 10 departments: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering.

Each department offers a range of degrees pertinent to its discipline, including the undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees as well as the graduate Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctorate (D.A., Ph.D) degrees. The individual strengths of these departments and degrees coalesce to create a college that leads in innovation, growth, and, most importantly, student success.