The University of Portland consists of one college with fourteen departments, four professional schools, and a graduate school. Undergraduate majors are available in all departments of the College of Arts and Sciences and in each of the professional schools.
The Graduate School offers advanced degrees in the schools/departments of business administration, communication studies, drama, education, engineering, music, nursing, and theology.
Students entering the University indicate the program of studies they wish to follow and will be under the direction of the dean of the college or school administering that program. Students may elect at any time to petition for a change of major or change of school.
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology, B.A., B.S.
Environmental Ethics and Policy, B.A.
Environmental Science, B.S.
French Studies, B.A.
General Studies, B.A., B.S.
German Studies, B.A.
Mathematics, B.S., B.A.
Mathematics, Applied, B.S.
Organizational Communication, B.S.
Physics, B.A., B.S.
Political Science & Global Affairs, B.A.
Social Work, B.A.
Sociology/Criminology Concentration, B.A.
Pamplin School of Business Administration
Operations & Technology Management, B.B.A.
School of Education
Elementary Education, B.A.Ed.
Secondary Education, B.S.S.E.
Shiley School of Engineering
Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.
Computer Science, B.S.C.S.
Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.
Mechanical Engineering, B.S.M.E.
School of Nursing
Integrative Health & Wellness, B.S.
Biomedical Engineering, M.BME
Business Administration, M.B.A.
Communication Studies, M.A., M.S.
Education, M.A., M.A.T., M.A. H.E.S.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Engineering, M.E., M.BME
Operations & Technology Mgmt., M.S.
Minors consist of no fewer than 12 and no more than 18 credit hours of upper-division courses excluding prerequisites. Academic regulations governing courses applied to major programs also apply to minors. Approved minors include:
Entrepreneurship & Design Mgmt
Gender & Women’s Studies
Integrative Health & Wellness Studies
* Law schools require a bachelor’s degree for admission, but no specific major is required; there is no “pre-law major” as such. Students are helped to select a program acceptable to various law schools.
‡ Both chemistry and biology provide a complete preparatory program for dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, optometry, or veterinary medicine.