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PLEASE NOTE: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offices (Cramer Hall 341) will be physically closed until further notice while staff work remotely. Don't hesitate to visit our directory or virtual front desk and reach out with any specific questions or concerns.

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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