Portuguese, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

Thirty credit hours in Portuguese courses numbered 276 and above.  In addition, demonstrated 202/276 skill level in a language other than Portuguese or English must be documented or completed. Three required courses (12 credit hours) include: 276 or 277 and two of the following: 301, 311, 312. Six elective courses (18 credit hours) at the 300-400 level*. Students planning to major in Portuguese should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor for Portuguese. All grades must be "C" or better.

* Portuguese Topic Courses 414 and 461 are repeatable as topics change.


Admission Requirements:


A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Completion of Department of Spanish and Portuguese major admission coursework with grade of "C" or better:

  • Spanish: SPAN 202 or 212 or 276 or 301 or 302 or 307.
  • Portuguese: PORT 276 or 277.

Contact Information:

Kate Merrill: Undergraduate Advisor
(505) 277-7364