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What is Portuguese?

In this major, you’ll learn to speak Portuguese with professional proficiency and study the cultural and academic topics of globalization, migration, nation-making, modernity and postmodernity, colonial and postcolonial history, and ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and class. These topics will serve as your basis to understand and address larger topics like the economy, the environment, and society at large. Your classes will focus on Brazil, with courses on Brazilian film and Luso-Brazilian culture as well as Portuguese readings and advanced grammar to ensure fluency.

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Agriculture
  • Diplomacy
  • Commodities trading
  • International business
  • International consulting
  • Marketing
  • Social work
  • Translation & interpretation

Post-Graduation Success1

86% employed or continuing education

66% employed after graduation

15% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

$40,553 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: CA Ventures, Carle Foundation Hospital, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 30 ACT Score

1120 - 1330 SAT Score

3.30 - 3.78 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $31,012

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $28,606
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $47,922

International

  • Tuition: $30,980
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,296
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