In the 20-credit Certificate in Italian, offered by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic, students learn to effectively communicate in Italian with confidence and cultivate their writing, reading and listening skills. Apart from being the number one study abroad destination among university students, Italy's importance in the corporate world and its complimentary pairing with humanities studies make Italian the fourth most studied foreign language in the United States.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: LA-ITAL-CR2+

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Italian.


Six courses beginning with ITAL 1001 and including ITAL 2501.

Students who place out of any course will need additional electives.

ITAL 1001Italian Language I4
ITAL 1002Italian Language II4
ITAL 2001Intermediate Italian I3
ITAL 2002Intermediate Italian II3
ITAL 2501Italian for Business3
Select one Italian Elective numbered 2000+3
Total Credit Hours20

All courses must be taught in Italian.