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Degree Information

B.A. Modern Languages/Concentration in Portuguese Studies

The Concentration in Portuguese Studies consists of 45-50 credit hours, starting in PORT 201, 202, and followed by 36-39 credit hours of additional courses in Portuguese at the 300-level or above, 6-8 credits in another language and the Modern Languages Seminar.

B.A. Modern Languages / Concentration in Latin American Studies

The Concentration in Latin American Studies consists of 40-43 credit hours, 15-16 of which must be completed in the Portuguese Studies Program starting in PORT 201, 202, and followed by 7-8 credit hours of additional courses in Portuguese at the 300-level or above.

Minor in Portuguese

The minor in Portuguese consists of a minimum of 20 credit hours, as follows: PORT 201, 202, and 12 credit hours of additional courses in Portuguese at the 300-level or above.

Dual Programs

B.A. Secondary Education/Concentration in Portuguese: Along with completing required courses in secondary education, students electing a major in modern languages with a concentration in Portuguese must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.00: PORT 201, 202, 301, 302, 304, 305, 420 and three additional courses in Portuguese at the 300 level or above for a total of 45-50 credit hours.

B.A. Secondary Education/Minor in Portuguese: A minor in Portuguese specifically tailored to secondary education consists of 20 credit hours, as follows: 201, 202, 301, 302, 304 (or 305).

B.A. Elementary Education/Content Major in Portuguese: In addition to completing required courses in elementary education, students electing a content major in modern languages with a concentration in Portuguese must complete the following courses, with a minimum grade point average of 2.75: PORT 201, 202, 301, 302, 304, 305, 420 and one additional course at the 300 level or above for a total of 31 credit hours.

Participating Programs

Political Science Department: International Nongovernmental Organizations Studies (INGOS): Certificate OR Minor: 4 elective credits in Portuguese (PORT 304 or PORT 305).

School of Management: B.S. in International Management: PORT 113 and PORT 114

Biology Department: Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary Preparation. "It is strongly recommended that students take intermediate or advanced courses in modern foreign languages."

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For more information, visit Portuguese Studies Program or contact Dr. Sílvia Oliveira.

Page last updated: July 26, 2012