Italian (BA)
Accelerated Program

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.

Degree Offered

Italian (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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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
  • health professional
  • intelligence officer
  • international banking and finance professional
  • language teacher
  • law and immigration professional
  • multilingual administrative professional
  • NGO professional
  • professor of language, literature and culture
  • social services professional
  • 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
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international business
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • lifestyle management
  • military
  • ministry
  • 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:


Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 10.5%$72,230
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Interpreters and Translators 17.7%$47,190
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 11.9%$65,010

* 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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