About CLAS

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the academic heart of Portland State University and its largest school.

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.

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On the Research site you can see how research growth at Portland State has increased dramatically over the last 15 years.

Our faculty are experts in their fields, and many are nationally and internationally recognized for their work. If you are a member of the media seeking an expert in a particular field, please refer to the faculty experts database maintained by University Communications.