The liberal arts serve as the cornerstone of an education at the University of Portland. Although fully admitted to the Pamplin School of Business from their first day on campus, all students are officially undeclared business majors until they have completed a common core curriculum in the liberal arts along with a range of introductory business courses exploring all areas of business.
Following their major declaration, usually at the end of their sophomore year, students spend the rest of their time in the Pamplin School of Business continuing to gain a wide-range of exposure to the world of business while gaining specialized knowledge in their chosen area of study. Business education at the Pamplin School of Business is enriched throughout the four years through internships, speed networking, and the opportunity for various international experiences.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree indicates a broad foundation in core business subjects with a specific focus in a certain area of study. The Pamplin School of Business offers seven B.B.A degrees, one Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics (which requires more extensive coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences), and three minor programs.