PEAK Curriculum profiled by ‘Inside Higher Ed’

The College of Idaho’s PEAK Curriculum has been featured in an in-depth article by Inside Higher Ed, a prominent online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education.

The article, written by reporter Colleen Flaherty, highlights the distinctive elements of PEAK, which allows College of Idaho students to earn a major and three minors across four different disciplines during their four-year undergraduate careers. It also tells the story of how PEAK was created and refined by C of I faculty members, led by political economy professor Dr. Rob Dayley. C of I President Marv Henberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs John Ottenhoff and several C of I professors and students also offered their insights on PEAK for the article.

The entire article is available on Inside Higher Ed’s website at

PEAK, which stands for Professional, Ethical, Articulate and Knowledgeable, gives students the opportunity to build their own program of study as they pursue a major and three minors across the disciplines of natural sciences and mathematics, social science and history, fine arts and humanities, and professional studies. Learn more about PEAK online at

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit