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Academics

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At Portland State, you will find the complete range of studies you'd expect from a major university—and from some of the best faculty in the country. PSU offers more than 200 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree options, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs.

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Programs

From Accounting to Women's Studies, learn more about our award winning undergraduate programs.

Graduate Programs

The breadth and quality our master's and doctoral programs have attracted students from all over the world.

Urban Honors

High-achieving students admitted to the Urban Honors College have the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on applied research projects, to network through internships and to take advantage of the resources of a large urban institution within an intimate program.

University Studies

PSU’s award-winning University Studies general education program teaches you how to think critically and communicate effectively in order to foster a deep sense of responsibility to yourself, your peers and your community.

Freshman Inquiry

This year-long series of courses are interactive and theme-based. Each theme explores topics from several different perspectives taught by faculty teams. Smaller sessions led by peer mentors challenge and expand thinking.

Freshman Inquiry

Sophomore Inquiry

Second year gateway courses build on the skills developed in Freshman Inquiry, and offer an opportunity for students to explore topics of interest that are different from—yet complementary to—their majors.

Sophomore Inquiry

Junior Cluster

In Upper Division Cluster courses, you gain a rich, in-depth study of the themes introduced in Sophomore Inquiry. Additionally, through your choice of Cluster courses, you can design a study plan based on your individual academic goals and interests.

Junior Cluster

Senior Capstone

Capstone courses take students out of the classroom and into the field to work on a community project. Students from different majors work as a team and collaborate with faculty to find solutions for issues that are important to them as educated and engaged citizens.

Senior Capstone

Education Abroad

Studying in a foreign country can give you invaluable experience and broaden your knowledge and assumptions about our world.

Education Abroad