Photo by Fr Antunes / Francisco Antunes, Flickr.


Visit Department SiteGo to the course catalogApply to UFContact an advisor

About the Major

Students pursuing a Portuguese major enter a program that stresses the language and culture of Brazil, with complementary studies of Portugal and Lusophone Africa.

Brazilians constitute one of the fastest growing immigrant populations of Florida, which does more than $2 billion worth of trade with Brazil annually. Brazil alone has 200 million Portuguese speakers. Therefore, students pursuing careers related to Latin America will profit greatly from knowing the language.

Our graduates have gone on to become...

Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major can prepare you for for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

For more possibilities visit the Career Resource Center Web Site

  • Interpreter
  • Manufacturer
  • Marketer
  • Non Government Organization Officer
  • Tourism Specialist
  • Translator
  • Agricultural Affairs Specialist
  • Business Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Customs Official
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Government Worker
  • Human Resources Manager
Cool Courses You Might Take
Choosing a Major

CLAS Navigation

CLAS Portals


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2014 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117300
Gainesville FL 32611
P: 352.392.0780
F: 352.392.3584