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BA Liberal Studies

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides the intellectual foundation for the liberal and professional education of students at Portland State University and for the enhancement of the quality of life in the metropolitan area. The Liberal Studies program is offered at Portland State University.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The faculty are committed to instruction at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to the pursuit of knowledge through research and service activities in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University offers 24 bachelor’s degrees in the Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. Each provides insights and perspectives enabling students to study, evaluate, and understand themselves and the society in which we live.

The College offers 20 master’s degrees in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. A doctoral degree in Biology, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics Education, and Environmental Sciences and Resources, and joint doctoral degrees with System Science in Anthropology, Economics, Mathematics, Psychology, and Sociology are offered.

To realize the most from their university experience, students must give thoughtful consideration to all courses taken. The College provides accessible advising, both in the student’s major department and in the CLAS Advising Center. Faculty members and professional advisers are available to students who need help with course scheduling, in declaring a major, thinking about graduate education, and exploring career paths.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation’s most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.


Courses Included

  • Arts & Letters: Applied Linguistics, Architecture
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Resources
  • Social Sciences: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Anthropology, Black Studies