Department of History
The Department of History is proud to serve over 350 undergraduate and graduate students.
With 17 regular faculty members working in fields that span the globe in all of its diversity, we are able to offer a wide range of courses. The department boasts award-winning researchers and teachers, and we participate in the mission of the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, which is to engage in and serve the Boise community, the treasure valley, and the state of Idaho.
At the graduate level, we offer a traditional Master of Arts in History as well as a Master of Applied Historical Research degree. The latter degree, which has grown rapidly since its inception in 2003, has produced graduates who have entered into the workforce throughout the treasure valley in policy making and planning, journalism and education, natural and cultural resource management, and other related fields. The History Department is also the home of the Basque Studies Center and the Center for Idaho History and Politics. Please look through these pages; explore our programs and our faculty. If you have questions, get in touch with me or any other member of the faculty.
At the undergraduate level, we offer three degrees: a BA in History, a BA in History and Secondary Education, and a BA in History and Secondary Education with a Social Science Emphasis. The latter two degrees are for future high school teachers.
Preserve Boise’s Historical Legacy
Endowed Graduate Fellowship for City History
For nearly a decade, the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs and the Department of History have partnered with the City of Boise’s Department of Arts and History to research, share, and preserve Boise’s historical legacy. Endowing this fellowship in city history will enable the City of Boise and Boise State University to attract strong and innovative graduate students, provide them with opportunities to gain hands-on, practical work experience, and allow for the expansion of the hallmark programs already established.
Your gift of $15, $150, $300, $500, $1,500 or more will have a lasting impact not only on our ability to continue documenting the important historical legacy of our community, but it also will provide a venue for training new professionals committed to the preservation of our historical past and our future.
Dec 19 2014
Boise State University’s winter 2014 graduates were encouraged to welcome new challenges with boldness and
Dec 18 2014
Jaap Vos, director of the Master of Community and Regional Planning program, was quoted in
Dec 15 2014
The Blue Review is holding an essay contest for the millennial generation over the winter
Dec 15 2014
Lynn Lubamersky, associate professor of history, attended her first meeting as a board member of
Dec 12 2014
The Office of the Provost has announced a schedule for college-wide meetings for the start of spring
Dec 12 2014
Isaac Castellano, adjunct professor in political science, has published a book titled “Civil War Interventions
Dec 11 2014
Susan Mason, Jaap Vos and Pengyu Zhu from the departments of Public Policy and Administration
Dec 10 2014
Emily Wakild, associate professor in the Department of History at Boise State University, has been
Dec 09 2014
John Freemuth, professor of political science and public policy, was quoted in an Idaho Statesman
Dec 02 2014
Jennifer M. Weaver, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and Thomas J. Schofield, faculty
Dec 02 2014
John Freemuth, professor of political science and public policy, will speak at the annual meeting
Dec 01 2014
Assistant professors erin mcclellan (Department of Communication) and Amanda Johnson Ashley (Department of Community &