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PSU Squared
PSU Squared is a new portal that connects Biology students to degree pathways and career opportunities in the sciences. A similar site available for Chemistry students will be launching soon.

Speech & Hearing Celebrates 50 Years, Upgrades Clinic

Speech & Hearing Celebrates 50 Years, Upgrades Clinic
The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences recently upgraded its clinic with video observation technology to better serve students, faculty, and patients.

Beyond the Battle over Backyard Chickens

Beyond the Battle over Backyard Chickens
In her new book Taming Manhattan, Professor Catherine McNeur discusses the history of sustainable cities, and how today's fashionable urban agriculture was once a trademark of uncivilized and poor communities in the 1800s.
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The College provides the intellectual foundation for the liberal and professional education of students at Portland State and for the enhancement of the quality of life in the metropolitan area.

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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences consists of departments across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To see a full listing of our departments and programs, click here


From our region to around the world, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students and faculty conduct research that impacts our understanding and quality of life. Spanning disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the College is proud to have Biology professors creating new drugs to combat deadly diseases; Psychology students and faculty finding ways to prevent and address sexual violence; and World Languages and Literatures faculty examining the influence of language and culture in our global communities. Click here to learn more about our internationally-renown faculty and the innovative research happening at Portland State University. 


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