Persian

Islamic Temple

A Strategic and Critical Language

Persian is spoken by over 100 million people in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan as well as neighboring countries. It's one of the world's ancient languages and once the lingua franca of central Asia, so Persian is a gateway to this fascinating part of the world. The region's strategic importance and U.S.-Iranian relations give our students an advantage when seeking jobs in government, journalism, and political or strategic analysis. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

We offer a Minor in Persian.

SECOND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Students can also fulfill their Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Master of Arts (MA) second language requirement in Persian.

PLACEMENT & ADVISING

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STUDY ABROAD

PSU's Education Abroad offers more than 200 programs in 90 countries.

Persian Minor

A minor in Persian, the only one offered in the State of Oregon, will provide you with skills to write, read and speak the Persian language and will enhance your understanding of the literary, cultural, historical, and political aspects of Iran and Persian populations across the globe.