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Major in Italian Studies

Italian Studies Major Requirements

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

Requirements listed below are for Italian majors who declare in Autumn 2018 or later.


  • Core: 20 credits from ITAL 203, ITAL 301, ITAL 302, ITAL 304
  • Two courses (10 credits) at the ITAL 350-level
  • Electives: 25 credits above ITAL 203. from an approved list of electives. See adviser for approved list (excludes ITAL 127, 199, 227, and 299, and 327)
    • Must include 5 credits at the ITAL 400-level. Transfer credits at the 400 level only accepted by petition
  • Minimum 15 credits in courses 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 203, 301, 302, and 304 must be taken in sequence
  • Courses at the ITAL 350 level have no prequisites
  • The prerequisite for 400-level Italian courses is completion of or concurrent enrollment in ITAL 302

Please contact Sabrina Tatta (C-252 Padelford Hall, with any questions about the Italian major