About the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Portland State and the university's largest and most diverse college. 

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we are committed to preparing PSU students for the careers of today and tomorrow — even for jobs that don't yet exist.

We're home to nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, but we proudly serve as the hub for the whole of Portland State, as nearly every student who attends PSU takes a course in CLAS.

Our faculty are as committed to teaching as they are to advancing their research, scholarship and creative works. We have strong partnerships with federal, state and local agencies and organizations, giving our students opportunities for hands-on learning.

At PSU, our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed and adapt in our rapidly changing world.

Faculty Resources

You will find information about promotion and tenure, sabbatical leaves, curriculum reviews, academic program reviews and more.


CLAS IT provides techincal support in a variety of areas for faculty and staff within the college.