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dean herbert medina

Dear Friend,

On behalf of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni:  Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Portland!

Since the University’s founding in 1901, the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences has been to engage the whole person  --- head, heart, and hands --- through an education that is at once global, humanistic, Catholic, and distinctively Holy Cross.  With us, you and your horizons will grow as seldom before.  You will be exposed to a series of classes steeped in an interdisciplinary study of art and philosophy, music and history, theology, social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics, foreign language and literature.  Your voice will be valued, your writing will be strengthened, and you will make many new friends in one of the most beautiful and dynamic universities in the Pacific Northwest. ...