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B.Sc. On Campus


Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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A bachelor’s degree in English at Portland State University will prepare you to tackle critical and complex issues, deepen your understanding of diverse cultural issues, and improve your ability to analyze and produce complicated texts.  

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We prepare our students for careers in writing and teaching, as well as professions requiring high levels of literacy and critical thought, including law and business.

Portland is a hub for writers and creatives, professionals flock to the city and have created a flourishing culture and cultivated a thriving local creative industries. Portland State University contributes to this community by creating an environment for aspiring writers and creatives to grow and develop.


Students who major in bachelor’s degree in English at Portland State University go on to careers in many different fields, from politics to book-editing. Writing skills are valuable in every industry, we prepare our students to be adaptable and thoughtful communicators. 

Graduates of Portland State’s English program have gone on to careers in law enforcement, politics, public affairs, writing, advertising, communications, book publishing, journalism, education and even science and technology.Many of our graduates have pursued graduate degrees in law, creative writing, journalism, business, book publishing, public affairs and even medicine.

The writing and analytical skills of the English major have long made it a popular major to take before law school—two current Oregon Supreme Court justices were English majors. English is finding increasing interest in medical school admissions, as communication skills are increasingly valued in healthcare and health administration.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Topics in Shakespearean Genre: Tragedy
  • History of Cinema and Narrative Media
  • Digital Literacy Studies
  • Comics Theory
  • Writing Comics
  • Document Design 
  • Screenwriting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29286 USD/year
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  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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