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Portuguese, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Bloomington, IN, United States
The B.A. Major in Portuguese offers students an in-depth encounter with the rich and diverse realm of Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African literature and culture, while focusing on the study of the Portuguese language.


Students can explore topics such as race, ethnicity, national cinemas, and women's writing. The study of language, literature, and culture gives special emphasis to issues of historical and political importance that cut across geographic boundaries in the Portuguese-speaking world.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (HISP) offers courses at all levels, elementary through graduate, in the language and literature of Spain and Spanish America; language and literature of Portugal and Brazil; and, on the advanced level, Catalan. The department participates in the programs offered by Comparative Literature, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies, Institute for European Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, and Renaissance Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Elementary Portuguese 
  • Portuguese for Business
  • Intensive Portuguese
  • Elementary Portuguese
  • Second-Year Portuguese
  • Second-Year Portuguese
  • Experiential Learning in Portuguese

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Academic performance and preparation
  • Strength and quality of your high school curriculum
  • Recent grade trends
  • SAT or ACT results
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community service
  • Work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36512 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36512 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10948 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bloomington

  • 1071 - 1740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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