Italian (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Delve into the rich history and culture of Italy, a leader in global innovation in several industries, including art, fashion and food. Your knowledge of Italian, the fourth most studied language in the world, is critical to understanding developments in these fields.

Program Description

Students pursuing a minor in Italian gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of Italian-speaking peoples and regions.

Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience.

Program Requirements

The Italian minor requires 18 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper division. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Electives -- 12 credit hours
Students may apply a maximum of six credit hours of 200-level ITA courses toward the minor. If both ITA 201 and ITA 202 are completed, the remaining two credit hours will be counted toward university elective credit. All remaining electives must be upper-division ITA courses, of which at least three credit hours must be completed at the 400-level.

Additional courses can be used toward minor electives with permission of an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in Italian

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in Italian to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

A minor in Italian studies enables students to enhance the marketable skills and knowledge they acquire in their major program with additional communication and cultural competencies.

Students with the minor often pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers

  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

  • Growth: 0.7%
  • Median Salary*: 63230
  Bright Outlook

News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists

  • Growth: -3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 55960

Sales Managers

  • Growth: 4%
  • Median Salary*: 130600

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 1.4%
  • Median Salary*: 76030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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