Portuguese is the official language of more than 200 million people in eight countries on four continents. After English and Spanish, it is the third most widely spoken European language, and the sixth most spoken language in the world.
Situated in the heart of the region that boasts the largest concentration of Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Portuguese immigrants in the U.S., UMass Dartmouth provides a unique environment to learn Portuguese in a richly varied immersion setting. As a Portuguese major, you’ll study and explore the language, literatures, and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.
A degree in Portuguese offers access to careers in education, foreign service, immigration, international business, international relations, journalism, linguistics, politics, print and visual media, social and non-profit/non-governmental organizations, translation, and other fields.
Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in Portuguese language and culture.
You’ll explore topics in civilization, linguistics, theater, and cinema—and will learn to:
For the major, you’ll complete 33 credit hours in courses related to your major, and 120 credit hours overall.
Increase your career opportunities by choosing a minor in Portuguese. The minor can supplement your degree in another field, adding a cultural and linguistic component to your academic experience. For the minor, you’ll complete 18 credit hours.
Continue your education with graduate studies