BA Italian


Studying Italian unlocks the doors to Italy's culture and language, as well as careers in design, fashion, food, sustainability, health and wellness, manufacturing, computer services, and the aerospace and automotive sectors. Due to Italy's rich history, quality of life and industrial leadership, Italian is the fourth most studied language globally.

Program Description

The BA program in Italian offers students an opportunity to study the literature and culture of Italy while gaining a respectable measure of competence in reading, writing, oral and aural skills in the Italian language. Students broaden their knowledge by completing a number of related courses on topics such as:

  • art
  • film
  • government
  • history
  • literature and culture
  • religion

Faculty-directed summer programs in Italy are available for students who wish to study the language and culture while living in the country. Study abroad programs in various cities in Italy are also available during the academic year.

More information on study abroad opportunities may be found at https://silc.asu.edu/student-life/study-abroad/faculty-directed-summer-program-pages.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: Yes
  • Second Language Requirement: Yes
  • First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
  • Math Intensity: General program math intensity general




Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman Transfer International Readmission

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.



Change of Major Requirements

A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.

Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.



Flexible Degree Options

Accelerated program options

This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:


Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.



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Career Outlook

Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:

  • foreign correspondent and media professional
  • foreign service officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • nongovernmental organization professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • translator and interpreter
  • travel professional

Career fields and occupations in which knowledge of diverse languages and cultures is valuable include:

  • advertising, marketing and communications
  • airline industry
  • film, television and multimedia
  • hospitality industry
  • international business
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • technology industries

Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.

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. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Cultural Studies Professor


  • Growth: 4.9%
  • Median Salary*: $78,840
  Bright Outlook

High School Teacher


  • Growth: 3.8%
  • Median Salary*: $62,870

Translator


  • Growth: 20.0%
  • Median Salary*: $52,330
  Bright Outlook

World Language Professor


  • Growth: 5.7%
  • Median Salary*: $69,920
  Bright Outlook

* 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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With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs. https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu





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