Saint Louis University

Major in Italian Studies

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Italian studies
  • Minor in Italian studies
  • Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate Italian studies degree.

    Saint Louis University Italian Studies Degree Overview 

    Saint 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 SLU's Center for Global Citizenship.

    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 Sant'Anna Institute in Sorrento, 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 Program

    Italian 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
    • Linguist
    • Teacher
    • Interpreters/translator

    Learn more about  SLU's undergraduate admission requirementsscholarships and financial aid, or take our majors quiz to find other SLU undergraduate degrees that might interest you.  

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