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Italian (BA)

As an Italian major, you will study the language, literature and culture of the Italian-speaking world. You will learn how the Italian influence extends throughout the world in art, music, literature, fashion and cuisine.

Chicago is home to vibrant Italian and Italian-American communities, providing you with opportunities to visit the Little Italy neighborhood, dine at Italian restaurants and attend Italian cultural events, all while developing proficiency in Italian language.

Take advantage of DePaul’s study abroad program at Italiaidea in Rome or at Università Cattolica in Milan. Short-term study abroad programs are also available in Milan, Bologna, Parma and Modena titled “Italy: Food and Fashion.”

We also offer the 3+3 BA/JD program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in LAW.



  • Origins of Italian Literature: The Middle Ages
  • Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance
  • 20th Century Writers and Culture
  • The Italian Novel
  • Translation
  • Italian for Business
  • Italian Language in the Society of Communication
  • Eat Italy: the History, Culture and Politics of Italian Food


  • Commercial Italian
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Public policy
  • International business
  • Translation services
  • Governmental work
  • Education
  • Immigration work
  • Social services
  • Law
  • Human rights
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of Italian graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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