Italian Minor

Italy is a recognized world leader in the visual arts, fashion, design and the culinary arts. With thousands of American companies conducting business with Italy and with hundreds of U.S. offices in Italy, employers are constantly seeking students who can speak Italian.

The minor programs give students majoring in other disciplines the language background they need to broaden and enhance career opportunities. A foundation in a foreign language will increase understanding of the scholarly, scientific, and technical information of our foreign allies. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Native and heritage speakers of Italian may earn up to 6 units for ITAL 301 and/or ITAL 302 by taking the department's Challenge Exam. 

Develop Your Language Skills

Get direct experience building your language skills through internships, service learning opportunities, and study abroad opportunities.

Italian Honor Society — Gamma Kappa Alpha 

Practice speaking with your peers and gain a more in-depth knowledge of countries and cultures by joining a foreign language honor society.