The Bel Paese has it all: art, fashion, fast cars, Dante, dolce vita, cinema, popes! By enrolling in the Italian program you can learn not only about Italian language and culture from the Middle Ages to the present but also about the fascinating Italian heritage in North America. You can visit Italy and practice speaking the language through our Italian summer program and our study-abroad programs. You will love the fact that more than 60% of the world's art treasures are found in Italy. By enrolling in our Italian courses, you can partake in this ancient tradition as well as in modern-day Italian culture.

Employers nowadays actively seek Italian speakers. Through our program, you will not only learn the Italian language but also understand Italian cinema, literature, fashion and other aspects of Italian culture. You will quickly acquire the tools needed to enter the workplace with an excellent knowledge of Italian.

If you wish to discover the world and learn Italian at the same time, the major includes a mandatory immersion stay abroad in an Italian-speaking university. A mobility scholarship to help you cover the cost of your travel and stay is available.

Courses in this program are taught in Italian, English or French.  

The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.

ITA 1911Elementary Italian I3 Units
ITA 1912Elementary Italian II3 Units
ITA 2911Intermediate Italian I3 Units
ITA 2912Intermediate Italian II3 Units
ITA 3911Advanced Italian I3 Units
ITA 3912Advanced Italian II3 Units
12 optional course units in Italian (ITA), of which at least 6 course units must be courses focused on Italian cinema, culture, history or literature12 Units
Total: 30 Units