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BA in Portuguese
(55–76 hours minimum*)


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  1. The Spanish and Portuguese Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Meet the foreign residency requirement.
  3. Complete a minor (approximately 16–21 hours), second major (approximately 30–60 hours), or supporting course work (15 hours).

    Note: Latin American Studies majors or minors: Port 321, 339, 345 or 355, and 441 or 451 meet requirements for both the Portuguese major and the area studies minor. Only one of these courses may be double-counted (applied to both the major and the minor). Students wishing to complete a Portuguese major and one of these area studies minors must take an additional 6–9 hours chosen from the approved electives for either major or minor. Consult the department and the advisement center for clarification of the choices available to you.
  4. Complete the following prerequisite courses:
    Note 1: Students with foreign residence experience should take Port 321.

    Note 2: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
  5. Complete the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete 18 hours from the following:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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