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Open textbook workshop for CLAS faculty

Open textbook workshop for CLAS faculty
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty are invited to an Open Textbook Workshop presented by the PSU Library on Nov. 16. Learn about open textbooks, their benefits, and how to find and incorporate them into courses.

Apply now for McNair Scholars Program

Apply now for McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Scholars Program provides support to low income, first generation, and underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. Applications for the 2016-2017 program are due November 11.

Portland State of Mind

Portland State of Mind
Come celebrate Portland State during the annual Portland State of Mind, October 13-22, when we welcome everyone to campus for more than 50 events, including lectures, films, concerts, and more!
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.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the College's innovative programs, exceptional faculty, and commitment to academic excellence.

Departments & Programs

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences consists of more than 24 departments across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Request more information about applying to our programs. 


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. Learn more about the innovative research happening in the College by attending one of our monthly Faculty Research Brown Bags.


Gifts to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence provide critical funding for scholarships and enable the Dean to invest in faculty development, public lectures and seminars, and meet the greatest needs of our students.
Make your gift online today. 


Did you move or change your name? Update your information. Read about our students, faculty, and upcoming events in the CLAS Newsletter.