Portland State University
Portland State University, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans and later granted university status in 1969. The university is a public research institution consisting of seven colleges, with the most popular undergraduate programs being management, psychology, health studies, and biology.
Potland State University's Arabic program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' department of World Languages and Literature, is one of twenty language major programs offered by the university. The major offers courses ranging from beginner to advanced Arabic levels, with additional courses in Calligraphy, classical, Modern Standard, and spoken Arabic courses. The school promotes six different scholarships specifically for the study of Arabic language as well as several general language study scholarships for students interested in pursuing majors and minors in Arabic.
To complement a B.A. or B.S. degree, students may choose to obtain a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. To obtain the certificate students must take at least two years of Arabic, Turkish of Persian language.