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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Italian Language in Florence, Italy

Communication through language is at the core of human experience, and the study of a foreign language provides a powerful key to successful interaction. The ability to communicate efficiently and sensitively in another language with people of different cultural backgrounds can only enhance one’s professional advancement in any career.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures through Marist aims to enrich students’ university-level education by helping them gain a rich preparation for the future through the support of global studies, teacher education, international tracks in other disciplines and, in general, career opportunities in key areas of domestic and international service where knowledge of a foreign language facilitates and increases the level of success.

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Why Earn an Italian Language Bachelor’s Degree Studying Abroad in Italy

Photo of students studying Italian in the heart of Italy The Italian Language Bachelor’s degree program features individual placement and ease of exchange, generally during the sophomore or junior years, in Florence, Rome, Tuscania, Venice and other select sites in Italian-speaking environments. The Italian bachelor’s degree major is offered in its entirety at the branch campus in Florence, Italy.

The Italian Language minor program helps prepare Florence, Italy study abroad students interested in working with Italian or Italian American communities and institutions in the United States and abroad. This program offers a broad foundation in the humanities and social sciences. Italian Language Bachelor’s degree students will expand their cultural literacy and language skills by integrating a variety of university-level courses from the fields of business, communications, economics, education, fashion, history, and politics.

Italian Language Bachelor's Degree Careers

  • International business
  • Teaching
  • Interpreting

Requirements for An Italian Language Bachelor's of Arts Degree

Note: A minimum of 90 credits in Liberal Arts is required.

STUDY ABROAD REQUIREMENT: Students at the Marist main campus in Poughkeepsie, NY must complete a minimum of 15 credits of course work in the major at the Florence, Italy branch campus. Additional semester(s) of university-level study are strongly encouraged. Other study abroad programs in Italian-speaking environments will be considered with advisor approval; branch campus students are encouraged to spend a semester at one of our Italy sites in Rome, Tuscania, or Venice.

Course Requirements (36 Credits)

  • ITAL 201 Advanced Italian I/ITL 301 Advanced Italian I
  • ITAL 281 Italian for Conversation/ITC 260 Italian for Conversation  OR
  • ITAL 260 Italian Language and Community/ITC 340 Italian through Service Learning
  • ITAL 282 Advanced Reading & Composition/ITC 312 Advanced Reading &Composition
  • ITAL 255 Contemporary Italian Civilization & Culture/ITC 315 Contemporary Italian Civilization & Culture
  • ITAL 477 Capping Course
  • Additional upper-level Italian courses at the 300 level or higher as approved by advisor. At least one must be in a literature.

Core / Liberal Studies & Foundation Requirements (39-42 Credits)

Elective Course Requirements (42-45 Credits)

Total Requirement for Graduation (120 Credits)

Marist's bachelor's degree in Italian Language is based at the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM). Our B.A. in Italian Language study abroad degree program is the only four-year U.S. bachelor degree program in Florence, Italy. Contact us to learn whether the Marist B.A. in Italian Language degree through the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici in Florence, Italy is right for you.