Portuguese, BACHELOR OF ARTS

International and Public Affairs

Campus:Modesto Maidique Campus

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Program Description

The FIU Portuguese major develops students' ability to speak and write the language with fluency and proficiency, including classes on Luso-Brazilian culture, literature, cinema, business language, grammar, oral performance. The department also offers an optional Summer Study Abroad Program in Brazil to develop the student's language skills and cultural exposure, besides a minor and a certificate in Portuguese. Our Portuguese Program is a Celpe-Bras Proficiency Exam testing center accredited by the Brazil's Ministry of Education. Opportunities in the areas of business, diplomacy, government, tourism, education, media, international relations, can be part of students' future careers, either in Florida, the U.S.'s number one trade partner of Brazil, in the U.S. where a significant number of important Brazilian companies are based, or in the global marketplace.

Admission Requirements

1. Students entering FIU as Freshmen or as a Transfer student with less than 60 transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with fewer than 60 approved credits. Click here for the details.

2. Transfer students entering FIU with 60 or more transfer credits

Admissions criteria are the same as the general FIU criteria for students entering with 60 or more approved credits. Click here for the details.

Career Opportunities

Related Occupations:

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Wages & Employment Trends for Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary:

Florida Median income$68,520
Florida rate of growth+18%
National Median wages $59,490
National Projected growth+15%

Source and more information: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1124.00

Contact Information

Portuguese - Modern Languages
MMC: DM 493D | 305-348-2049
http://casgroup.fiu.edu/dll/index.php