Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). With nearly 3,800 students in 11 departments and numerous programs, we are the largest division of the
We are the academic bedrock
of the University. As part of the University’s General Education, every student – regardless of major – takes courses provided by the
Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. This experience enhances each University of Idaho student's understanding about the world, and helps cultivate social and personal responsibility, ethical and moral decision making, and a sense of global citizenship.
CLASS demonstrates excellence in everything we do. Our academic programs – including the esteemed Martin School of International Studies, a distinguished creative writing graduate program, the renowned Lionel Hampton School of Music, and an outstanding theatre program – are widely recognized for high quality and distinction.
We are also home to world-class events, such as the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, and to significant regional research centers, such as the Laboratory of Anthropology and the McClure Center for Public Policy Research.