The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides the “core” education in the liberal arts for all students at the University of Portland and offers 26 majors and 20 minors through 14 departments. Besides its responsibility for the core program, the College of Arts and Sciences supports the professional schools through courses in mathematics, physics, biology, communication studies, English, and other disciplines. Graduate programs are offered in communication studies, drama, and theology.
The Pamplin School of Business offers a collaborative learning environment that develops students’ knowledge of effective business practices, enhances their analytic and interpersonal skills, and enables them to be successful and ethical leaders in their communities and the changing world. The school offers majors in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and operations & technology management, and all undergraduates participate in the Pamplin Professional Preparation Program (P4). Graduate programs include master's in business administration, nonprofit management, finance, and operations and technology management.
The School of Education offers degrees in both elementary and secondary education, as well as master's, doctorate, and professional licensure coursework. The School partners with over 100 schools and 18 school systems, and undergraduates begin working in local schools their first semester, ultimately completing more than 1,200 hours of field experience before graduation.
The School of Nursing inspires nurse leaders of the future through academic excellence to create systems and environments that support optimal health and wellness. Both graduate and baccalaureate students gain skills in assessment, promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health in the state-of-the-art Dean Terry Misener Learning Resource Center. The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees in nursing.
The Shiley School of Engineering prepares engineers and computer scientists to solve technical problems that affect society. The School offers undergraduate degrees in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science. Graduate degrees are offered in engineering and biomedical engineering. Coursework and projects emphasize teamwork, experimentation, and innovation integrated with theory, analysis, and design to prepare students to become technological leaders in the 21st century.