Major in Italian Studies
Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
Saint Louis University Italian Studies Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate degree in Italian studies offers you oral and written proficiency of the Italian language, as well as an understanding of Italian art, history, music, spirituality, politics and philosophy.
If you choose to major in Italian studies at Saint Louis University, you'll participate in cultural activities regularly hosted by the Italian studies program. Cooking lessons, games of Bocce, movie nights and outings with the Italian Club are common events and are normally held in Pruellage Hall on SLU's campus.
A variety of study abroad programs in Italy are also available for students who study Italian at SLU, including opportunities to spend time at Spring Hill College Italy Center in Bologna, UNH-in-Italy in Ascoli Piceno, the Loyola University Rome Campus or the Villa Nazareth in Rome. Scholarships are available through each individual study abroad program, as well as from other organizations. (Learn about study abroad programs at SLU.)
What You'll Learn in SLU's Italian Studies Degree ProgramItalian studies majors at Saint Louis University take at least 18 hours of oral and written Italian communication courses within a broader liberal arts education.
Undergraduate students in SLU's Italian studies degree program are also strongly encouraged to select a second major, which significantly improves your opportunities when entering the workforce, particularly in the area of government service.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Italian Studies from SLU?
An undergraduate degree in Italian studies prepares you for a number of rewarding careers. Many of our students are double majors, often in the fields of history, political science, psychology, theology or science. You might pursue a career as a:
- Special agent
- Foreign service officer