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Science + Business

Science + Business
The College's new Professional Science Master's Degree program brings together graduate level science and business curriculum, with an internship program that provides hands-on project experience with one of the program's community partners.

Professor Cornel Pewewardy wins national education award

Professor Cornel Pewewardy wins national education award
Professor Cornel Pewewardy, director of the Indigenous Nations Studies program, is the recipient of the Potlatch Fund’s 2015 Leadership Honoring Award for Education.

Earn your degree online

Earn your degree online
PSU Online makes it easier than ever to find an online degree program that works for you. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers three interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees online: Arts & Letters, Social Science, and Liberal Studies.
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 26 departments and programs across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 


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. 


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.
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