The demand for bilingual professionals who can navigate the unique linguistic and sociocultural needs of bilingual communities and institutions is growing rapidly. Majoring in Portuguese at UMass Amherst, you will develop bilingual and bicultural skills that are essential in today’s global economy. Our graduates hold a variety of positions in a wide range of fields including teaching, translation, banking and financial services, medical and health services, hospitality and tourism, publishing, international development, government and social services, media, advertising, sales, and more.

As a Portuguese major, you will find personalized advising and professional development opportunities. With careful planning, students find it possible to fulfill requirements for a double major or a dual degree. Our majors also benefit from a range of study abroad programs and other activities, so you will have plenty of opportunities to hone the critical thinking skills so important in today’s increasingly global world.