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Our global society values people who can communicate in several languages.

Enhance your awareness and appreciation of culture, develop oral, listening, and reading skills, and gain insight and understanding of global interdependence with a major or minor in Italian

Contact Information

Cynthia Halpern, PhD
Chair and Professor, Romance Languages

At a glance:

Total credits for major


Total credits for minor


Projected job growth to 2024*


Italian Program Details

The Italian program is designed to develop oral and listening skills, a reading knowledge and writing proficiency in Italian, and to enhance an awareness and appreciation of Italian culture in order to provide insight and understanding of global interdependence.

Please note, upper-level Italian courses are taught at consortium or affiliate institutions. Consult with the Department Chair when planning your curriculum. 

Employment Outlook

The ability to speak and write well in Italian prepares students for a wide variety of careers in fields such as:

  • Teaching
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Public relations
  • Social work
  • Travel agencies
  • Government

Program Highlights

  • Major or minor option
  • Robust study abroad option
  • Gain insight into Italian culture in an increasingly global society

Skills Learned

  • Competently speak, listen to, read, and write Italian at levels set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines
  • Develop a general historical understanding of Italian and Italian American civilizations and the connections between Italy and the New World
  • Understand the major intellectual and literary movements in Italian and Italian American letters

*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for employment category: Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations.

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