As an Italian 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 classes

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


All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive, rather they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email

What can you do with a degree in Italian? 

Graduate school: 

Italian students pursued various advanced degrees like their JD and PhD. Their graduate field interest ranges from law to American studies.

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Cornell University, and Indiana University-Bloomington.


The majority of Italian graduates entered sectors in consulting, technology, and other nonprofit organizations.

Where 2022 Italian Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Civitella Ranieri Intern
Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Client Solutions Associate (Portuguese Speaking)
Harper Collins Author