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Italian Studies

As an Italian Studies major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the language, literature and culture of that part of the world, only recently united into a single nation, where Dante wrote his Comedy, Saint Francis roamed the Umbrian hills and directors like Pasolini and Fellini redefined the relationship between cinema and realism. You’ll be encouraged to immerse yourself in Italian literary and cultural history and to question many of the stereotypes that continue to circulate, in America but also in Italy, about that very history.

Sample Courses

  • Languages/Literatures/Identities
  • The Cinematic Eye of Italy
  • Saint Francis
  • Vogliamo Tutto! The Italian 1970s

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. "Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school. If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 Italian graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed. None reported Seeking Employment.

83% of the Class of 2014-2018 Italian graduates completed the survey. n = 10

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Business - Other
  • Other Nonprofit Organization
  • Communications/Media
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Technology

Where 2014-2018 Italian Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
20th Century Fox Finance Associate
Capital One HR Rotation Program Assistant
Civitella Ranieri Intern
Gorkana Media Executive
IBM Digital Sales Specialist
Kirby McInerney LLP Litigation Paralegal

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Computer Science
  • Law

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • JD
  • PhD

Where 2014-2018 Italian Graduates Study

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Pennsylvania