Portland State University

Portland State University

Founded in 1946, Portland State University is a public urban university. It came to be known as "the college that wouldn't die" because it refused to close after the Vanport Flood of 1948. The university provides undergraduate and graduate degree courses. Schools and colleges at PSU are the following:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Fine and Performing Arts
  • School of Social Work College of Urban and Public Affairs

The athletics teams of Portland State University are known as the Portland State Vikings. The official colors are forest green and white. The mascot is a Viking. PSU won the NCAA National Division II Championships in women's volleyball and wrestling. Among the notable alumni of the school are Jean M Auel, author of "The Clan and the Cave Bear," Chief Justice of Oregon Supreme Court Paul de Muniz, and Miss America 2002 Katie Harman.

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Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management And Policy
Natural Resource Economics
African Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
European Studies/Civilization
Latin American Studies
Near And Middle Eastern Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Women's Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other
Computer Science
Data Modeling/Warehousing And Database Administration
Computer And Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services, Other
Education, General
Curriculum And Instruction
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Adult And Continuing Education Administration
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education And Teaching, General
Education/Teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation
Counselor Education/School Counseling And Guidance Services
Student Counseling And Personnel Services, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Engineering, Other
Electrical And Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering, Other
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General
Chinese Language And Literature
Japanese Language And Literature
Russian Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Arabic Language And Literature
Turkish Language And Literature
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Child Development
Human Development, Family Studies, And Related Services, Other
English Language And Literature, General
Writing, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution
Systems Science And Theory
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology And Water Resources Science
Geological And Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Community Psychology
Community Organization And Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Policy Analysis, Other
Social Work
Graphic Design
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism And Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory And Composition
Musicology And Ethnomusicology
Voice And Opera
Visual And Performing Arts, Other
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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