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Luso-Brazilian Studies

University of Richmond
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
University of Richmond

About this program

Luso-Brazilian Studies

Portuguese is the official language of eight countries situated on four continents (including territories in India, China, and Japan), spanning several cultural thresholds that are essential to any interdisciplinary curriculum in international studies. Portuguese, furthermore, is the first language of one of the largest immigrant populations in the United States. From the politics of the European and African Unions, to the economic blossoming of Asia and Brazil, the study of Portuguese language and cultures can be highly advantageous for students preparing to work in a broad range of professional contexts in the twenty-first century.

Admission requirements

Candidates for admission must have a high school diploma (or recognized equivalent), and must have completed a minimum of 16 units of secondary school coursework. Minimum requirements include four units in English, three in college preparatory mathematics (including Algebra I, II, and Geometry), and at least two each in history, laboratory science, and a second language (two units of the same language, including American Sign Language).

International Admission Requirements

English Proficiency Policy

You can demonstrate English proficiency by:

  • Having been enrolled in an academically rigorous, English-medium secondary school for four years.
  • Obtaining a score of 660 or higher on the SAT evidence-based reading and writing section.
  • Obtaining a score of 28 or higher on the ACT English section.
  • Obtaining a score of 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.
  • Obtaining a grade of A or B in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or A-Level English course(s).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The Luso-Brazilian Studies Minor

Five to six units, including:

  • Portuguese for Romance Language Speakers or another comparable intermediate/advanced course in Portuguese language.
  • Luso-Brazilian Studies: A Global Perspective with optional C-LAC component in Portuguese language.

Three interdisciplinary electives

The following electives in Luso-Brazilian Studies are content specific and thus C-LAC is optional:

  • Capoeira Angola
  • Geographies of Amazonia
  • The Making of Modern Brazil

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


The tuition fee for this program is $56,860 per year.

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University of Richmond

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University of Richmond

410 Westhampton Way
23173 Richmond Virginia
United States of America

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