Italian Studies

Italian Studies
Hours31.5 - 46.5 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Students must complete the requirements for a primary major in another field.
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.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Ital 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived with previous equivalent language experience.)
requirement 4 Complete 18.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 18 hours of upper-division (300-level and above) electives from the following. Note: Up to 12 credit hours from related departments may be counted upon departmental approval.
requirement 5 Complete 1 course
Complete the following and have an oral proficiency interview (OPI) during the senior year. The rating will be recorded on the student's transcript. The desired minimum ACTFL Proficiency scale is "Intermediate-High."
Program Outcomes

Language Ability

Successful students will demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing Italian at the Intermediate High 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.