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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

March 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm
Boise City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise ID
Get in the Helicopter with Buddy Levy. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 5.
March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am
Bishop Barnwell Room, S.U.B.
March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
Boise State Student Union Building
David Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University College London

The Idea of Nature Lecture Series presents: "Nature: From Howling Wilderness to the Call of the Wild." Learn More at

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