Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University was originally established in 1872 as the Ashland Academy. It became the Ashland College and Normal School in 1879. However, due to lack of funds, the school closed down in 1890. In 1895, it reopened as the Southern Oregon State Normal School. In 1926, the campus was shifted to a new site, and it was eventually named Southern Oregon University in 1997. SOU is now a public liberal arts college in Ashland, Oregon, and offers enrollment to more than 5,000 students every year.

SOU offers classes in its main campus and its satellite campus in downtown Medford. The university consists of the:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education

SOU offers graduate and post-baccalaureate degrees in subjects like arts, communication, computer science, business studies, history, mathematics, music, theater arts and social sciences, among others. It is particularly well known for its natural sciences, environmental science, criminology, theatre arts and Shakespearean studies programs.

SOU's athletics teams are known as the Raiders and participate in sports like football, wrestling, cross country, basketball, softball, track and field and tennis.

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Environmental Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Computer And Information Sciences, General
Education, General
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Elementary Education And Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education And Teaching
Secondary Education And Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Kindergarten/Preschool Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other
English Language And Literature, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Mathematics, General
Computational And Applied Mathematics
Biological And Physical Sciences
Mathematics And Computer Science
Cultural Resource Management And Policy Analysis
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Studies
Health And Physical Education/Fitness, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Human Services, General
Digital Arts
Drama And Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
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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