Italian (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Delve into the rich language, history and culture of Italy, a global leader in art, fashion design, food, sustainability, engineering and more. Your knowledge of Italian will help you understand innovative developments in these fields.

Program Description

An Italian minor provides students with the skills to speak, write, read and comprehend Italian through courses and professional opportunities. Students gain experience with a variety of research methods that foster their respect and curiosity about the historical and contemporary cultures of the Italian peninsula and their relationships to global traditions.

Students have a choice of four study abroad programs in Italy in which they can focus on developing their linguistic skills and learning more about Italy's contemporary responses to global challenges such as natural disasters and the industrialized food systems. In addition, students are given opportunities to collaborate on research projects and participate in internships abroad.

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
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

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

Political Scientists

  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 128020
  Bright Outlook

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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ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

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