The Italian Major
Students must complete 27 credit hours in Italian above M100/M150, or 25 credit hours above M100-M150 if they successfully complete M215, including at least:
- 7 credit hours in fourth-year courses
- One 3 credit, fourth-year course taken on the Bloomington campus exclusive of M495
Why major in Italian?
Italian majors pursue careers in a variety of fields including education, business, computer programming and web design, law, public relations, journalism, telecommunications, arts administration, publishing, library science, politics, or public and environmental affairs to name but a few. Some students also use their language skills in order to enter government employment or the military. In all cases, students report back to us that their training in Italian significantly enhanced their professional and academic opportunities. Italian is spoken by 55 million people in Italy and 62 million people throughout the world. Italy has the 7th largest economy in the world and is a major political force in Europe.
Declaring an Italian Major
Students wishing to declare a major in Italian are required to meet with our Italian advisor, Professor Massimo Scalabrini.
Professor Massimo Scalabrini
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Italian; Associate Professor of Italian
mscalabrindiana.edu | (812) 855-8044 | Ballantine Hall 634
Contact Prof. Scalabrini for advice on Italian courses and information about transfer credits. Email or call to make an appointment.