The Italian major at Saint Joseph’s University will introduce you to Italian culture and language in a way that is both fun and gratifying. The program promotes the understanding of linguistic, literary and cultural competency. Additionally, we aim to provide students with experiential knowledge of the language and culture through study tours, study abroad opportunities, internships and scholarships to Italy.
- Junior Year Semester Abroad - Your junior year could bring you to Rome or Florence for an unforgettable, fully accredited semester abroad.
- Summer Study Abroad Opportunities - We also offer opportunities to take summer courses in the various cultural and historical centers of Italy. A study tour to key Italian destinations such as Rome, Florence, Venice and the hill towns of Tuscany offers a great way to earn credits during the summer session.
A concentration in Italian can be the basis for graduate or professional study. Italian majors may continue with graduate study in a number of disciplines, not only romance languages, Italian and comparative literature, but also music, art history, journalism, business, law, government service, business and international affairs.
The program also seeks to address the national need for competent Italian teachers. Granting a PA certification in Italian, the program is excellent preparation for students who intend to teach Italian, thanks to its emphasis on Italian language, culture and literature.
You may also combine an Italian major with work in literature, art history, business, education, finance, history, international relations, political science, philosophy or psychology for a double major or a major/minor combination.