Saturday, August 1, 2009

Boise State University Online

Can I earn a complete degree online at Boise State University Online?

At this time, full Associates and Bachelor’s degrees are not available through Distance Education at Boise State University, but we do offer two Bachelor-level degree completion programs, as well as three Master degrees completely at a distance using the Internet.

About Boise State University

Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located in the state’s population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology. The campus is home of 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990 and the 2005 national champion student debate and speech team. Boise State is the largest university in Idaho with an all-time state enrollment record of 19,667 students.

The university offers more than 190 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Students can also study abroad, participate in one of the largest internship programs in the Northwest, and work with professors on health-related research to fight cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

Campus life offers adventure and activity. More than 200 student organizations, new residence halls along the Boise River Greenbelt and a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center provide opportunities for both individual development and fun. More than one million visitors come to campus annually for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events.

Emerging metropolitan research university of distinction achieving its vision through academic excellence, public engagement, a vibrant culture and exceptional research

Reflecting the character of Idaho’s capital city – a center of business, government, technology, health care and the arts

Largest university in Idaho with 19,667 students – an all-time state fall enrollment record for the 12th time in 13 years

Celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007-08


Offers undergraduate, graduate and technical programs in seven colleges with more than 190 fields of interest

Increased number of doctorate degrees to four with approval of Ph.D. programs in electrical and computer engineering and geosciences

Offers Idaho’s first Executive MBA program

Produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, a Mitchell Scholar, USA Today Academic All-American, several NCAA Academic All-Americans, several NCAA post-graduate scholars, and many Fulbright scholars and professors

Customized education with Internet-based courses and classes available in Canyon County, Mountain Home, Twin Falls and Gowen Field

Offers study abroad opportunities in more than 50 countries

Signed formal international partnerships with the University of Cagliari in Italy, University of Calgary in Canada, Asia University in Tokyo among 30 institutions

College of Engineering ranked in the U.S. News and World Report list of best engineering programs among public, comprehensive universities

College of Business and Economics is rated among the top third in the nation with its AACSB international accreditation

Largest undergraduate nursing program in the state

Only university in United States to offer a master of science degree in raptor biology


Communication professor Heidi Reeder was named the 2007 Idaho Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation, marking the 11th time since 1990 that a Boise State professor had won this award

Art professor Larry McNeil was recognized in Washington, D.C., after his selection as one of five artists nationwide to contribute to the Art in Embassies program

Art professor Bill Carman won a Gold Medal at the New York Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Exhibition with his work titled “Fine Dining”

Dean of the College of Engineering Cheryl Schrader was one of 11 recipients nationwide of the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering mentoring

Award-winning faculty include Idaho Environmental Educator of the Year, national Marketing Educator of the Year and Idaho Nurse of the Year for Academic Education

Kinesiology professor Werner Hoeger competed in the 2002 and 2006 Olympic Winter Games in the sport of luge as the oldest U.S. male athlete

Provides expert commentary for the NBC Today show, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today

Serve as consultants internationally at The Hague, the Chinese National Academy of Sciences and the United Nations


Talkin' Broncos debate and speech team won the 2005 national championship

A Boise State student was the only Idahoan named to the 2005 All-USA College Academic Team by USA Today

A Boise State graduate won a full Clarendon Scholarship to Oxford in England in 2005

Students and faculty side-by-side, with undergraduate students involved in research, a student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 28 students

Students have recently won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Kappa Sigma, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the National Environmental Health Association

One of the largest internship programs in the Northwest with 1,300 job placements annually

More than $80 million awarded in financial aid for 2006-07 to about 12,000 students


Received $28 million for research and sponsored projects for fiscal year 2008

An interdisciplinary group has received $940,000 in federal funding for West Nile virus vaccine research

A group of social science professors and graduate students released a policy study on the effects of the closures of several mobile home parks within Boise city limits, addressing the problem of affordable housing and outlining five strategies

The Center for Health Policy is researching the challenges of recruiting and retaining family medicine physicians in rural areas of Idaho

Two professors are teaming up with the National Football League to research athlete injuries related to the use of artificial turf on football fields

Fastest growing biomolecular research program in Idaho supports researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, artificial cartilage, chemotherapeutic drugs and other areas

Part of two new Federal Aviation Administration research centers with other universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard and Cal Berkeley

More than 50 centers and institutes on campus working for the common good of Idaho and beyond, including the Center for Health Policy, Idaho Council on Economic Education and Andrus Center for Public Policy

Recipient of $16.1 million grant along with sister institutions in Idaho from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Network for Biomedical Research Excellence

Conducts funded research for faculty and students in Asia, Europe, Greenland, South and Central America, and other countries

Campus Life

New residence halls and apartments increased campus housing capacity by 63 percent in 2004, including seven Ivy League-modeled residential colleges for faculty and students

Vibrant campus life with more than 200 student organizations

Award-winning $12 million Student Recreation Center with one of the largest collegiate climbing gyms in the United States (6,800 square foot rock wall)

Intercollegiate athletics features 18 sports, including a nationally recognized football program that competes on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium

More than one million people annually attend campus cultural, athletic and entertainment events


175-acre main campus situated less than a mile from Boise's bustling downtown

Six residential halls on campus house more than 1,000 students in shared and single rooms; near campus, five university-owned apartment complexes have mostly one- and two-bedroom units with various amenities

Main academic facilities include Engineering Complex, Applied Technology Complex, Albertsons Library, Communication Building, Kinesiology Building and Annex, Liberal Arts Building, Math/Geosciences Building, Business Building, Education Building, Science/Nursing Building, Public Affairs and Arts West Building and the Multipurpose Classroom Building

Entertainment and athletic facilities include Bronco Stadium (32,000 capacity), Taco Bell Arena (12,400), Morrison Center Main Hall (2,000) and Centennial Amphitheatre (800)

Student Union venues are the Grace Jordan Grand Ballroom (1,000) and Special Events Center (435) in addition to the Boise State Bookstore and Bronco Shop

Additional education centers at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Gowen Field and Twin Falls


Guest speakers on campus include illustrious figures such as Seymour Hersh, Mary Robinson, Kurt Vonnegut, Lech Walesa, Walter Mondale, Gloria Steinem, Danny Glover, E.O. Wilson, Peter Jennings, Ralph Nader, George McGovern and John Wooden

Annual Gene Harris Jazz Festival brings world-famous jazz artists to Boise

Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration every January

Connected to Idaho community, serving more than 30,000 people annually in workshops, short courses, apprenticeship training and other non-credit programs

Outstanding alumni include Micron Technology CEO Steve Appleton and Hollywood filmmaker and Boise State's first Rhodes Scholar Michael Hoffman

TechConnect honored by national Small Business Administration with best practices award in 2005

Alumnus Mick Sharkey was named the 2006 Idaho Teacher of the Year at Parma High School

City of Boise

"Welcome to Boise, Idaho, the last great place in the American West – where housing remains affordable, Western culture still thrives, and access to the nation’s wildest state begins within city limits." - National Geographic Adventure magazine in September 2006

No. 8 Best Place to Live by Money magazine in July 2006

"Sitting at the junction of the arid plateau of the high desert and the western foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the capital of Idaho offers all the outdoor advantages of more ballyhooed Western towns but with less, well, ballyhoo." - The New York Times in July 2006

Top 10 Places for Outdoor Activities by Sperling's Best Places in October 2005

"The secret to living large affordably – do it in a small city like Boise…Despite its diminutive size, I conclude, this city has star quality." - National Geographic Traveler magazine in March 2006

No. 4 Best Walking City in the U.S. by Prevention magazine in April 2006

"A rejuvenated downtown and a budding arts community mean that after a day of rafting…you don’t have to turn in once the sun fades." - The New York Times in July 2006

No. 1 by Forbes magazine in its 2005 Best Places for Business and Careers

No. 2 by Inc. magazine in its 2005 Best Places rankings for job growth

No. 1 by Bike magazine for best places to live and bike in 2003

Named one of the hottest tech cities by Newsweek magazine in 1998


Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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