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BSc Arts and Letters

The bachelor’s degree in Arts and Letters at Portland State University offers a flexible path for independent-minded students. You’ll have the freedom to explore your own interests, with attentive faculty and a strong academic framework to provide you with a well-rounded education.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $666 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

Our program will make you a better writer, researcher, communicator, and critical thinker. You’ll enter the job market with professional skills that make a strong impression on employers.


A bachelor’s degree in Arts and Letters at Portland State University is a powerful academic foundation that provides you with the opportunity to develop skills employers value in employees, including oral and written communication, interpersonal, teamwork, technical, analytical, critical thinking, organizational and problem solving skills.

You’ll be prepared for many careers in many fields, including government, nonprofits, social services, educational institutions, and businesses.

Our graduates go on to jobs as program and policy coordinators, research associates, communication specialists, law enforcement officers, administrators, and directors.


Courses Included

  • History of Western Art
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication in Groups
  • Dance in Film: Early Years through the 1940s
  • Survey of American Literature
  • Jewish and Israeli Literature