Italian Studies

The Italian Studies program offers language (levels I-VI), literature, film, and culture courses. As part of the School of Languages and Cultures, students will also enroll in courses within the Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of History, Classics, and MARS.  Italian Studies offers many study abroad opportunities for students.  Italian students participate in the Italian club, National Italian Honors Society, and Italian Coffee Hour.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Italian Studies Website

Plan of Study

Italian Studies, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Italian Studies

  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • International Sales
  • Policy Developer
  • Foreign Aid Services
  • Humanitarian Services
  • Community Relations
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Law
  • Politics

Transfer to Italian Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
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