The BA program in Italian gives students the necessary skills to speak, write, read and comprehend Italian. Participants develop the ability to think critically, understand and appreciate the historical and contemporary cultures of the Italian peninsula and their relationship to other global traditions, and develop empathy as globally informed leaders.
Students complete several courses on topics such as:
Students have a choice of four different faculty-directed programs in Italy in which they can focus on developing their linguistic skills and learn more about Italy's contemporary responses to global challenges such as natural disasters and the industrialized food system.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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.
Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offer graduates many career opportunities. Language-intensive careers include:
- foreign correspondent
- foreign media professional
- foreign service officer
- international banking and finance professional
- language, literature or culture teacher
- law and immigration professional
- multilingual administrative professional
- nongovernmental organization professional
- translator and interpreter
- travel professional
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:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students can be immersed in the Italian culture and language through a Global Education program. Study abroad is vital when learning the Italian language and culture. Being immersed in Italy itself adds value to the degree, and the experience prepares students to take off in an exciting, multicultural career with valuable skills employers seek, like communication and problem-solving.
Students majoring or minoring in Italian have the opportunity to participate in a Global Education program in Italy while taking courses in a variety of areas. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these programs for students majoring in Italian.