Celebrate Week of Teaching Oct. 23-25 Join fellow PSU instructors at three days of workshops, social hours and share-outs, building community around teaching and learning.

As Portland State's largest school, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is at the heart of the PSU experience. You'll learn to thrive in an ever-changing world by thinking critically, communicating effectively and problem solving — a broad set of skills that are invaluable, no matter what you do next.

  • Our Programs: We offer more than 100 programs across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. But the classroom is just the beginning. You'll get your hands dirty out in the field, work on projects with community partners, and gain real-world experience.
  • Our Faculty: Our faculty are experts in a wide range of disciplines, and they bring what they learn back to your classes.
  • Our Research: From malaria treatment to urban air quality to racial bias in policing, our researchers are working to address some of society's most pressing issues. 



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The search for the permanent dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is underway.




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