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.
Additional courses can be used toward minor electives with permission of an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.
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.
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.
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.
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 130600
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).
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.