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College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs


Boise State University’s School of Public Service will launch Fall 2015.

Boise State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs is the lead institution in the state of Idaho for providing education and scholarship in Public Affairs and Social Sciences. Browse our programs and departments, or discover how giving to SSPA can make a difference.

Educating students for engaged citizenship.

Addressing local problems from a global perspective.

Learning from our past to inform our future.


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Upcoming Events

December 5, 2014 at 10:30 am
Engineering Building, Room 110
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December 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Boise State University Student Union Building, Jordan Ballroom
Peter Koonce, P.E., is a transportation engineer working to make systems more sustainable. He will be delivering this FREE lecture on street design dynamics and their impact on communities. Mr. Koonce has worked in the public and private sectors serving communities with both practical and innovative solutions in Portland, OR.

This event is sponsored by the Public Policy Research Center. More information:
February 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Boise City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise ID
Steve Shaw. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 5.

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