Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Portuguese (PORTMIN)Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Minor in Portuguese provides students with a solid foundation in oral and written skills in Portuguese as well as a broad introduction to Lusophone studies.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Second-Year Portuguese I*. One (1) course:
  2. Second-Year Portuguese II. One (1) course:
  3. Advanced Grammar and Composition in Portuguese. One (1) course:
  4. Advanced Electives. Two (2) courses:
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.


  • * Native speakers of Portuguese are expected to complete the minor with coursework at the HISP-P 300–499 level.