University of Portland Summer Session Bulletin 2017

Major Programs

Major Programs

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.

Chemistry, B.S.

Communication, B.A.

Economics, B.A.

English, B.A.

Environmental Ethics and Policy, B.A.

Environmental Science, B.S.

French Studies, B.A.

General Studies, B.A., B.S.

German Studies, B.A.

History, B.A.

Mathematics, B.S., B.A.

Music, B.A.

Organizational Communication, B.S.

Philosophy, B.A.

Physics, B.A., B.S.

Political Science, B.A.

Pre-law study*

Premedicine study‡

Psychology, B.A.

Social Work, B.A.

Sociology, B.A./Criminal Justice Track, B.A.

Spanish, B.A.

Theater, B.A.

Theology, B.A.

Pamplin School of Business Administration

Accounting, B.B.A.

Economics, B.B.A.

Finance, B.B.A.

Marketing, B.B.A.

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

Nursing, B.S.N.

Graduate School

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Communication Studies, M.A., M.S.

Theater, M.F.A.

Education, M.A., M.A.T., M.A. H.E.S.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ed.S.

Engineering, M.E., M.BME

Finance, M.S.

Nursing, M.S., D.N.P.

Operations & Technology Mgmt., M.S.

Pastoral Ministry, M.A.

Minor Programs

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:


Business Administration

Catholic Studies



Computer Science




Entrepreneurship & Innovation Mgmt.

Environmental Policy

Environmental Science

Fine Arts


Gender & Women’s Studies


Global Business

Hellenic Studies







Political Science


Social Justice






* 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.

Study Abroad

Summer Session offers the opportunities to study on site in London, Ecuador, Spain, and Salzburg. For details, itineraries, costs, and registration procedures for these programs contact Eduardo Contreras, Foreign Studies Programs Director, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97203-5798.Telephone (503) 943-7857. Toll free 1-800-227-4568 ext. 7221.