The minor in Portuguese, offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, prepares students to engage with diverse communities both at home and abroad through the development of language skills and intercultural competencies. The Portuguese minor is designed to develop strong language and professional skills and to provide a critical awareness of Brazilian, Portuguese and Luso-African cultures.

Spanish and Portuguese organizations and activities include Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, the scholarly publications of the Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, and the Spanish and Portuguese Clubs and Film Series.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


The minor in Portuguese requires 6 courses (18 credits minimum) in Portuguese. 

PORT 1001Basic I 14
PORT 1002Basic II 14
Select 4 Portuguese elective courses from 2000+ level offerings.10-12
Total Credit Hours18-20

Students may substitute PORT 1021 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers or intermediate/advanced level courses for the beginning PORT 1001 and PORT 1002. Students must still take at least six courses.