Portuguese Language and Literature Major

Portuguese Language and Literature is a program that focuses on the Portuguese language and related dialects.

Includes instruction in philology; Metropolitan Portuguese; Luso-Brazilian Portuguese; dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

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Search for schools that offer a major in Portuguese Language and Literature (use the com | CollegeFinder, and enter "Portuguese" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Portuguese Language and Literature Major?

You will typically need at least a bachelor’s degree if your ambition is to have a career in this area of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.  Some of the more prevalent opportunities are foreign language teacher, translator/interpreter, historian, and work for the U.S. government as a foreign service officer.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Portuguese Language and Literature Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Portuguese Language and Literature Major