Hours46.5 - 67.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 15 major hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Complete a minor (approximately 16-21 hours) or 15 hours of course work in an area approved by the major advisor. Courses must be approved before the senior year.
Students who need to strengthen oral skills should enroll in Ital 211R and 311R.
It is strongly recommended that StDev 317, a 2-credit-hour course, be taken at the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year. Because liberal arts degrees provide preparation in a variety of useful fields rather than a single career track, this course is recommended to help liberal arts students focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development. Students will learn basic employment strategies, including the steps necessary for obtaining employment related to their own specialty.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Ital 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived with previous equivalent language experience.)
requirement 3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 4 Complete 6 courses
requirement 5 Complete 1 option
Oral proficiency:
Complete Ital 491 and have an oral proficiency interview (OPI) during the senior year. The rating will be recorded on the student's transcript. The desired minimum OPI rating is "advanced."
Program Outcomes

Language Ability

Successful students will demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing Italian at the advanced level, as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and ratings.


Students will analyze the literature, language, and culture of Italy drawing upon their ability to locate and consult relevant primary, critical, and theoretical sources.

Critical Thinking

Based on their chosen interdisciplinary curriculum, successful students will demonstrate the ability to articulate and defend in speech and writing clear and orderly thought on Italian literary and cultural topics.