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2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Portuguese Major

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BA degree

Students may declare a Portuguese Major at any time during their academic career, including at the time of admission to the university as an incoming freshman or transfer student. It is possible for students to start Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth and become majors by taking intensive language courses. Majors are required to complete a minimum of 33 credits of Portuguese course work at the 300 and 400 level, one of which must be at the 400 level. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in Portuguese courses is required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to take elective courses in art history, history, political science and anthropology/sociology related to Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal.

Upon completion of the major, students are expected to speak fluently, write effectively and read critically in Portuguese. A degree in Portuguese offers access to careers in education, translation, business, international relations, print and visual media, social and non-profit/non-governmental organizations, politics and other fields.

Additional courses - 12 credits

  • Four additional courses (12 credits) at the 300- or 400-level

Total credits: 33

University Studies Requirements

In addition to the requirements in the major, students will be required to complete the University Studies requirements. For more information: http://www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/universitystudiescurriculum/.

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