Italian

College of Arts and Sciences

Major category: Open

Topic: Arts

An undergraduate major in Italian Studies allows students to develop advanced Italian language skills and cultural fluency. Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance, remains central in the realms of art, design, food and manufacturing. In the major, students refine their skills in Italian while pursuing topics ranging from Dante to contemporary popular culture. As students engage with cultural forms (art, literature, cinema, language and identity, fashion, immigration, religion), they develop robust analytical, rhetorical and methodological skills. Graduates of this degree pursue careers in a variety of fields such as marketing, technology, health care, law, education, media and communication and the arts.

Minor available

website   Degree requirements

Freshman

Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school student with college credit (like Running Start).

Transfer

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use MyMajor to help you prepare for this degree.
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.

Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.


Career outcomes