Portland State University (PSU)

Portland, OR

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Portland State University

Portland State University

Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resource Economics

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Conducting
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
History
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Philosophy
Russian Language and Literature
Sculpture
Spanish Language and Literature
Voice and Opera

Business

Major Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Business Administration and Management
Finance
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Other Finance and Financial Management Services
Real Estate
Transportation/Transportation Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic Design
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs

Education

Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Other Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Secondary Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering

Major Bachelors Masters
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Computer Engineering
Other Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Other Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Public Health
Public Health Education and Promotion

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Gerontology
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Systems Science and Theory

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Mathematics
Statistics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Physics

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Economics
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
Geography
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work

Technology

Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

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PSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

50% of students gave Portland State University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

I really enjoy classes and my teachers all know me by name, I figured that going into college would be big huge lecture halls, but actually all of my classes are the same size as the classes i took in high school, if not smaller. The workload is also generally easy. Work days i have little homework and weekend I normally have a 2 paragraph analysis and reading. It's nothing like I thought it would be.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

All of the professors that I have had really enjoy what they teach, and they are excited to pass on their knowledge. I have found that no matter how big the class is the professors still care about every student that is willing to put in the effort.


PSU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 2.80
Retention Rate 74%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.50
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and September.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Domestic Exchange Schools
  • American Studies Program (Washington, DC)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: agriculture, forestry, allied health

Class Sizes at Portland State University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 36%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 10%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 51%
  • 100+ Students: 2%
Fewer than 20 Students 36%
50 - 100 Students 10%
20 - 49 Students 51%
100+ Students 2%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Unknown and Other: 13
  • Latino: 4
  • Asian: 4
  • African American: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 76
Unknown and Other 13
Latino 4
Asian 4
African American 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Portland State University

Total Faculty 1,769
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 20
Full-Time Professors 2,166
Male Faculty 887
Part-Time Professors 1,014
Women Faculty 882

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