Italian Studies

This program is offered as a combined major. Develop written and spoken competence in Italian and discover the rich and vast world of Italian culture.

A variety of language courses are offered from beginner to advanced, including translation theory and practice, Italian regionalism and language teaching.

We also offer courses in Italian literature, culture, cinema, art and architecture (some in English). You’ll be exposed to great writers, artists and filmmakers such as Dante, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Pirandello, Eco, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Fellini and Bertolucci.

A Summer Studies Program in Italy is offered for majors and non-majors.

  • BA in Italian Studies
  • Minor in Italian Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BHE

Studying in the Humanities provides you with optimal choice. You will apply to a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Faculty of Humanities, and may choose your major program after having the opportunity to explore various courses in first year.


Career outcomes

  • Language teacher
  • Translator
  • Immigration officer
  • Travel and tourism
  • International relations and business

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.