University of Idaho Centers

University of Idaho, Boise

Michael Satz, Associate Vice President and Executive Officer University of Idaho Boise and Southwest Region. 322 East Front Street, Suite 190, Boise, Idaho 83702; 208-334-2999;,

Strategic Focus

As the state’s only land-grant institution, the University of Idaho is responsible for engaging citizens, businesses and institutions throughout the state.

The University of Idaho Boise provides access to all University of Idaho resources to southwest Idaho. UI Boise is focused on community impact, regional economic development and supporting university growth, as well as having an engaged university campus with a climate of inclusion for employees throughout its regions of responsibility.

Strategically located in Boise, the economic and governmental center of Idaho and home of more than 55 percent of the state’s population and business entities, UI Boise supports teaching, learning, research and outreach. We distinguish ourselves through:

  • Quality programs that accommodate working professionals and full-time students with a focus on professional and workforce development.
  • Outreach to southwest Idaho’s communities to foster their sustainability, growth and educational access.
  • Proactive research for domestic and global solution.
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary work with the public and private sectors, including other institutions of higher education.
  • Enduring relationships with alumni and friends to carry forward the proud history and traditions of the University of Idaho.


The University of Idaho established a presence in Boise with the Ada County Extension program in 1910. Today, the primary home of the University of Idaho Boise is at the intersection of Front Street and Broadway Avenue in the Idaho Water Center building, with other locations throughout the downtown, such as the College of Law at the Idaho Law and Learning Center on Jefferson St.; the Integrated Design Lab on Front St.; and the Ada County Extension offices located on Glenwood Street.

UI Boise also has leadership and administrative responsibility for University of Idaho activity in south central Idaho, including the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.

Academic Programs in the Boise Area

Consistent with the role and mission assigned by the State Board of Regents and the University of Idaho’s land-grant designation, the University offers select Master’s, Specialist’s and Doctorate degrees programs in Boise. Additional professional programs, certificates and courses are offered in response to needs of the community. Programs and courses are offered in many formats including traditional classroom, hybrid, and online. Students participate in degree and certificate programs in the following disciplines:

Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Agricultural Education: M.S.
  • Food and Nutrition: Dietetics B.S. (Students will spend the junior year in the Moscow campus, senior year is based at UI Boise or UI Coeur d’Alene)
  • Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership: B.S. (2+2 at College of Western Idaho)

Art & Architecture1

  • Architecture: M.Arch.
  • Landscape Architecture: M.L.A
  • Bioregional Planning and Community Design: M.S
  • Bioregional Planning and Community Design: M.S / J.D
  • Bioregional Planning and Community Design: Certificate
  • Integrated Architecture and Design: M.S 


  • Adult & Organizational Learning and Leadership: M.S.
  • Career and Technical Education: Certification   
  • Business & Marketing Education - Secondary  
  • Occupational Education - Secondary
  • Curriculum & Instruction: M.Ed. & Ed.S. (Emphasis available in: Career & Technical Education)
  • Education: Ed.D., Ph.D
  • Educational Leadership: M.Ed., Ed.S.Ed.Ldrshp.
  • Human Resource Development: Certificate
  • Technical Workforce Training: Certificate
  • Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services: M.Ed.
  • Special Education: M.Ed. and K-12 Certification Recommendation, Elementary or Secondary (Prereq: Certification in General Education)


  • Biological Engineering: M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.
  • Civil Engineering: M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.
  • Engineering Management: M.Engr.
  • Mechanical Engineering: M.Engr., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Technology Management: M.S.

Interdisciplinary Degrees

  • Environmental Science: M.S.
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science: P.S.M.
  • Water Resources: M.S., Ph.D.


College of Law students have the option of completing their 2nd and 3rd year at the College of Law Boise.

  • Juris Doctor
  • Concurrent degree J.D./M.S. in Accountancy, Taxation (offered in conjunction with the Boise State University College of Business and Economics)
  • Concurrent degree J.D./M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) (offered in conjunction with the Boise State University College of Business and Economics)

The 3rd year program in Boise also offers clinical experiences with the Small Business Legal Clinic, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and the Economic Development Clinic. Students in clinics, under the direction of their licensed supervisor, represent clients in addressing their legal needs.

Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

CLASS offers a psychology undergraduate program in southwest Idaho in partnership with College of Western Idaho and College of Southern Idaho (see 2+2 Programs sections below). In addition, CLASS offers the following online programs:

  • Criminology B.A, B.S
  • General Studies, B.A, B.S
  • History, B.A, B.S
  • Psychology, B.S
  • Psychology, M.S in Human Factors
  • Public Administration, M.S.
  • Organizational Science, B.A, B.S


In partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine, the Idaho WWAMI Clinical Education offices in Boise offer all required and elective clinical clerkships for 3rd and 4th year medical students throughout the State of Idaho.

Natural Resources

  • Natural Resources: M.N.R.
  • Fire Ecology and Management: M.N.R
  • Fire Ecology, Management & Technology: graduate certificate
  • Restoration Ecology: graduate certificate

2+2 Programs at CSI and CWI

Academic Programs in Twin Falls

The University of Idaho and College of Southern Idaho partnership allows students to complete UI courses at the UI Twin Falls Research & Extension Center on the CSI campus. Other degrees and programs are available through the University of Idaho's online programs.

  • Agriculture Science, Communication & Leadership: B.S.Ag.L.S. (upper division offered in conjunction with CSI)
  • Career and Technical Education: Certification
  • Criminology B.A., B.S. (upper division offered in conjunction with CSI)
  • Education (offered in conjunction with CSI)
  • Emphasis in Engineering & Technology Education - Secondary
  • Psychology  (upper division offered in conjunction with CSI)

Academic Programs at the College of Western Idaho

With the 2+2 program you can earn a University of Idaho degree at College of Western Idaho without leaving the Treasure Valley. This program is designed for working professionals or individuals who are place-bound.

  • B.S. in Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership (upper division offered in conjunction with CWI)
  • Criminology B.A., B.S. (upper division offered in conjunction with CWI)
  • B.S. in Psychology (upper division offered in conjunction with CWI)

Online and Distance Education Degrees

There are several undergraduate and graduate degree programs that can be completed via online or distance education:

  • Criminology B.A, B.S
  • General Studies, B.A, B.S
  • History, B.A, B.S
  • Psychology, B.S
  • Organizational Science, B.A, B.S
  • Graduate degrees: Learn more about graduate degrees at the College of Graduate Studies.

Research and Community Services in the Southern Region

The University of Idaho Boise increases access to continuing education for the local population and extends outreach programs statewide.

Additionally, as the state’s land-grant institution, the University of Idaho has a statewide footprint. Extension educators are based in 42 of Idaho’s 44 counties. Research and Extension centers are located throughout the state in service of Idaho’s agricultural economy.

The University of Idaho Boise supports southwest Idaho researchers, educators and Extension specialists in the disciplines of aquaculture; family economics; science education; early childhood education and family literacy; nutrition education; food safety and processing; and educational communications.

Research, Outreach, and Extension at UI Boise includes

  • 4-H Outreach to Military Kids
  • 4-H Extension Robotics
  • Center for Ecohydraulics Research
  • Center on Disabilities and Human Development
  • Confucius Institute
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Food Technology Center
  • Idaho Geological Survey
  • Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI)
  • Integrated Design Lab
  • James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research
  • Pesticide Safety Management
  • Small Business Legal Clinic
  • TechHelp
  • TRiO
  • Urban Design Center

Research, Outreach, and Extension in Southwest Idaho includes

  • Aquaculture Research Institute - Hagerman
  • Kimberly Research and Extension Center
  • McCall MOSS
  • Parma - Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center
  • Twin Falls Research and Extension Center

University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene

Charles Buck, Associate Vice-President and CEO of University of Idaho Northern Idaho (1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-2277. Phone: 208-667-2588, Fax 208-664-1272;,

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene was established to bring U-Idaho programs to the people of northern Idaho, eastern Washington and western Montana. Cooperative relationships with other Idaho institutions, as well as those in eastern Washington, allow our students to finish various degrees without leaving the area. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered in Coeur d'Alene. Courses are taught on-site by resident and adjunct faculty or offered via videoconferencing and on-line. Many Coeur d'Alene programs are designed for working professionals seeking a college education or advanced degree.

Undergraduate degrees offered at U-Idaho Coeur d’Alene or through on-line course work include the following:

  • Career and Technology Education
  • Child, Family, and Consumer Studies: Child and Youth Development
  • Computer Science
  • Early Childhood Development and Education
  • Elementary Education with K-8 credential. Certification in Elementary Education is available for those students who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek a teaching certificate.
  • English: Literature Emphasis
  • English: Professional Writing Emphasis
  • Environmental Science: Physical Science Option 2
  • Food & Nutrition: Nutrition Option
  • General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Organizational Sciences
  • Psychology with Addictions

Several Academic minors are available through live or on-line coursework.

Graduate degrees offered at U-Idaho Coeur d'Alene or through on-line course work include the following:

  • Adult and Organizational Learning and Leadership
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Environmental Science – Water Science Emphasis
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Natural Resources
  • Professional Science Master's in Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  • Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services
  • Special Education
  • Additional graduate coursework and degrees available through Engineering Outreach

Certificate programs offered at U-Idaho Coeur d'Alene or through on-line course work include the following:

  • Environmental Contamination Assessment
  • Environmental Water Science
  • Fire Ecology
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Restoration Ecology

Engagement with local citizens, businesses and agencies in northern Idaho is a primary goal of the university. The role of the Center is to make university resources, expertise and facilities available throughout the region. In addition to academic program offerings, the Center promotes business development with corporate research, programs in support of business start-ups, and continuing education opportunities for area professionals. A major Center initiative, Dign'IT, aims to develop cultural awareness of the importance of software engineering and computer science. This industry-driven initiative provides services and promotes training in these areas for people of all ages. The Center hosts local and regional research projects in water quality and environmental science via its Community Water Resource Center that also serves as an outreach center for local tribes, agencies and advocacy groups. Laboratory facilities in the Center support diverse research activities.

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has a strong history of serving the needs of local school districts through professional development programs and non-credit program offerings to support local public school administrators, teachers and students. A current emphasis is to promote computer science training in public schools.

Scholarly and creative activity and research are components of all faculty programs in northern Idaho. University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene faculty have established research programs in key areas including nutrition, child development, literacy, science education, educational leadership and addiction studies.

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene houses the North Idaho Regional Special Education Office in cooperation with the Idaho State Department of Education. The Regional Special Education Consultant provides local communities with technical assistance, in-service education, and monitoring support. The Office also includes the North Idaho Regional Special Education Library, a collection of materials designed to be a resource and support for Special Education Teachers, directors, parents, and other professionals. The Center also houses the regional Assistive Technology Lending Library providing technologies for citizens in the region that are in need.

The Extension Northern District Office is located at U-Idaho Coeur d’Alene and provides support for ten northern Idaho counties. Extension non-credit programs are offered at the local level in competitive agriculture, community development, nutrition and food safety, family and youth, and natural resources.

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls

Mark Skinner, Associate Vice President and Center Executive Officer, (1776 Science Ctr. Dr., Suite 306, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402; 208-282-2900

The University of Idaho, in partnership with Idaho State University, operates the Center for Higher Education at University Place in Idaho Falls. University Place serves over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in eastern Idaho. The center is ideally located on the banks of the Snake River and adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Yellowstone and Teton National Parks, scenic forests, pristine wilderness areas, and world-class recreational activities are located nearby.


Consistent with the role and mission assigned by the State Board of Regents and the University of Idaho’s land-grant designation, the university offers select Undergraduate, Master’s, Specialist’s and Doctorate degree programs in Idaho Falls. Additional professional programs, certificates and courses are offered in response to needs of the community. Over 150 University of Idaho courses are offered at the center each semester. Courses are taught on-site by resident and adjunct faculty and are offered via interactive video, electronic media, and the Internet.

Undergraduate degrees are available in the following disciplines:

  • Environmental science
  • General studies
  • Industrial Technology.

Graduate degrees are available in the following disciplines:

  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial Safety
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Technology Management


The center is strategically located next to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). This location is ideal for research collaboration opportunities. The Idaho Falls Center is focusing on delivering advanced education and research programs addressing state and national energy and security needs in partnership with the INL, industry, and university partners. The Idaho Falls Center houses the eastern Idaho branch of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI).

Idaho National Laboratory

In operation since 1949, the INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense. The laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Center for Advanced Energy Studies

CAES is focused on creating a unique and collaborative environment for our energy future, including cross-organizational and peer-to-peer technical collaboration. It will address science, engineering and technology development critical to U.S. and global energy needs. CAES research will focus on energy affordability, environmental safety, and technology research in nuclear, hydrogen, fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas), plus the full spectrum of renewable energy sources. CAES' research agenda will foster collaborations and interdisciplinary studies and make its research and development facilities, and those of INL, available to a network of universities.

Idaho Water Resources Research Institute

IWRRI supports and directs water research for the State of Idaho and the region.  IWRRI research results routinely lead to cutting-edge discoveries in such vital topics as water quality, water supply and water management.  More importantly, these discoveries regularly lead to a greater understanding of our surroundings, offering sensible solutions toward maintaining a healthy balance between the economy and the environment.

Community and Statewide Services

The College of Agriculture District IV Research and Extension Office at the Idaho Falls Center provides extension programming and agriculture related activities.