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Portland State University Majors

Graduation Statistics

34%

graduate within six years
  • 39% within eight years
  • 13% within four years
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5,599 Graduates
Portland State University offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

2,599 Faculty
Full Time
  • 1,534 Instructional
  • 163 Research
  • 53 Public Service
Part Time
  • 711 Instructional
  • 90 Research
  • 48 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Brittany from Tigard, OR
  • 4
  • When it comes to how much you learn I believe that it is up to you to take classes that are interesting and a little bit challenging, because the classes…

  • Aug-05-2009 Read More
  • Mary from Portland, OR
  • 4
  • Depending on how much you apply yourself you can really learn a lot. You learn from everyone and about everything, very interesting approach to teaching here.…

  • Jun-19-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture 41 13 -
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 32 -
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
African-American/Black Studies 8 - -
Women's Studies 33 - -
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry 13 - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 139 7 2
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Accounting 156 - -
Business Administration and Management, General 205 101 -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 73 - -
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 18 - -
Finance, General 135 57 -
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 132 - -
International Business/Trade/Commerce - 44 -
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 78 - -
Management Information Systems, General 43 - -
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 153 - -
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 136 12 -
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 59 33 7
EDUCATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 41 -
Curriculum and Instruction - 86 7
Education, General - 161 -
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 42 1
Educational/Instructional Technology - 7 -
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration - - 3
Mathematics Teacher Education - - 1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education - 30 -
Special Education and Teaching, General - 72 -
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor - 16 -
ENGINEERING Bachelor Master Doctorate
Civil Engineering, General 50 38 -
Computer Engineering, General 17 - -
Computer Software Engineering - 9 -
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 59 78 1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 4 - -
Mechanical Engineering 63 16 -
Systems Engineering - 4 -
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Engineering/Industrial Management - 39 2
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Creative Writing - 50 -
English Language and Literature, General 150 24 -
Writing, General - 18 -
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 63 - -
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Arabic Language and Literature 2 - -
Chinese Language and Literature 4 - -
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General - 1 -
French Language and Literature 23 3 -
German Language and Literature 12 9 -
Japanese Language and Literature 28 8 -
Linguistics 48 - -
Russian Language and Literature 6 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 48 11 -
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Audiology/Audiologist 65 31 -
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 145 - -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other - 1 -
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 3 28 -
Public Health Education and Promotion - 26 -
Public Health, Other 98 - -
HISTORY Bachelor Master Doctorate
History, General 104 12 -
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 203 13 -
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 395 - -
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Mathematics, General 44 24 1
Statistics, General - 3 -
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biological and Physical Sciences 176 8 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18 7 -
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution - 35 -
Systems Science and Theory - 7 4
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 25 4 5
Environmental Studies 36 - -
Natural Resources Management and Policy - 14 -
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy 40 - -
PHYSICAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 22 4 3
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other - 2 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 19 3 -
Physics, General 19 15 3
PSYCHOLOGY Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Psychology - - 8
Psychology, General 325 8 -
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Community Organization and Advocacy 55 - -
Public Administration - 92 -
Public Policy Analysis, General - - 4
Social Work 48 183 5
SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor Master Doctorate
Anthropology 42 6 -
Economics, General 60 7 -
Geography 27 8 -
International Relations and Affairs 67 - -
Political Science and Government, General 94 9 -
Social Sciences, General 367 - -
Sociology 87 9 -
Urban Studies/Affairs - 2 8
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 25 - -
Art/Art Studies, General 8 - -
Conducting - 2 -
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 16 5 -
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 43 - -
Fine/Studio Arts, General 60 11 -
Graphic Design 54 - -
Music Performance, General 4 9 -
Music Theory and Composition 3 - -
Music, General 6 4 -
Sculpture 4 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 10 - -
Voice and Opera 1 - -