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Major in Italian Studies

Italian Studies Major Requirements (as of December 2014)

For a Major in Italian Studies, a minimum of fifty-five (55) credits of coursework (or equivalent) are required at the 300- and 400- levels.  A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in order for a course to be applied towards the Italian major.


  • Core: 30 credits from ITAL 301, ITAL 302, ITAL 303; two of ITAL 304, ITAL 305, and ITAL 306; one course at the ITAL 350-level
  • Electives: 25 credits above ITAL 203 (excludes ITAL 127, 199, 227, and 299, and 327)
    • Must include 10 credits at the ITAL 400-level and an at least an additional 5 credits above ITAL 303.
  • Minimum 15 credits in courses above ITAL 303 taught in Italian
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA for courses applied to the major
  • Maximum 15 credits of approved study-abroad coursework may be petitioned to apply to the major

Please note:

  • *ITAL 301, 302, and 303 must be taken sequentially
  • The prerequisites for 300-level courses beyond 303 vary (some require 203, others require 302, for example). Please check the course catalog to see the prerequisite for a particular course.
  • The prerequisite for 400-level Italian courses is completion of/concurrent enrollment in ITAL 303.