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Students pursuing a minor in Portuguese develop a strong foundation in the language and receive a thorough introduction to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world that will complement any major.

A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript.  A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.

Students must have earned at least 54 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their major field to declare a minor in Portuguese. Minors in Portuguese must complete 18 credits as follows:


  • POR 301 - Portuguese Composition and Conversation I
  • POR 302 - Portuguese Composition and Conversation II

Additional Courses

  • POR - Two additional courses at the 300-or 400-level - 6 credits
  • POR - Any two courses in Portuguese - 6 credits

Total credits: 18