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BSc Liberal Studies

The bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at Portland State University grants you the independence to take charge of your own education.

Quick Facts

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

PSU’s liberal studies degree provides you the greatest range of academic areas and the most flexibility in course selecting, integrating courses from three broad areas: sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

As a Liberal Studies major, you’ll design a personalized plan with an academic advisor that aligns with your career goals and outlines your path to an undergraduate degree.

Complete your bachelor’s degree online and build adaptable skills for an interconnected world.The online Liberal Studies program offers you a perfect balance of flexibility and structure as you focus on your own interests.


With a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at Portland State University, you’ll cultivate skills you can use—and market—no matter what career you choose. Our program is particularly strong in developing your skills in writing, critical thinking, research and analysis, creative problem solving, community engagement, media fluency, and social and environmental responsibility.Our program prepares you to work in a variety of fields in business, government, nonprofits, social services, and educational institutions, including:

  • teachers
  • program coordinators
  • project managers
  • news reporters
  • financial service representatives
  • community and social service specialists

Courses Included

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Arts and Letters
  • Black Studies
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Dance
  • English