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I.D.E.A. Program

Innovate, Discover, Explore, Achieve

The University of Idaho is looking for students who are full of I.D.E.A.s — even if you may not know where the journey may take you. The I.D.E.A. Program allows you to fully immerse yourself in the first two years in college as a time for Innovation, Discovery, Exploration and Achievement. You'll experience a wide array of courses, engage first-hand with top professors, access career and educational mentoring, and find the path of study that will prepare you to take the next step in your academic and professional life.

You'll work closely with your advisor to tailor a curriculum to your specific ideas and interests. This allows you to take your first steps without committing to a specific major early in your academic career.

Have a career in mind that doesn’t necessarily align with a traditional major? The I.D.E.A. program is for you! A Career Services Advisor can assist you in finding a course of study that fits your interests.

Considering a specialization? College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences B.A./B.S. degree requirements are broad which allows a specialization to be possible through a variety of courses across departments. Some specializations might include Criminology, Public Service, Administrative Leadership, Humanities, Aging Studies, Global Studies, and Organizational Communication.

Career Readiness

Employers are asking workers to take on more responsibilities and use a broader skill sets than in the past.

By engaging in the I.D.E.A. program you will develop critical thinking skills that allow you to communicate creatively and effectively with your future employer. Employers are unanimous in wanting workers who have intellectual and interpersonal skills that contribute to innovation in the workplace. The I.D.E.A. program will allow you opportunities to develop these skills.

Access and Resources

I.D.E.A. students will have access to a wide variety of resources to ensure their success. Some of the support services available are:

Contact Information

875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3154

Kristi Overfelt

Director of Student Services

Kristi Overfelft

(208) 885-2024
Admin. Bldg. 117
Campus Zip: 3154

Lexi Schaar

Academic Advising Specialist

Lexi Schaar

(208) 885-7765
Admin. Bldg. 115
campus Zip: 3154

General Studies

Physical Address:
112 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: (208) 885-2024

Fax: (208) 885-8964


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