With smaller classes and individual attention from faculty, you won't be a number Southern Oregon University. Our four-year university specializes in a strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum balanced with career-focused preparation. At SOU, you will have 35 majors and more than 100 areas of study to choose from. We are committed to making the educational experience unique and enriching for all of our students. SOU is a four-year public university specializing in liberal arts, sciences, and select graduate and professional programs. Our rich liberal arts and sciences curriculum is balanced with career focused preparation. We offer 100 areas of study including 35 majors.