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Alumni Story

Why I Chose Italian

Expand your world view and communicate across cultures.

Amber Lovett
B.A. Italian 2013 English, Italian, Creative Writing
Librarian, Concordia University

Ready to begin your studies? Declare Italian Major or Minor

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Welcome to the UA's Italian Studies Program

The Italian Studies Program is housed in the Department of French & Italian, College of Humanities.  Here you will find information on our BA degree, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy, extra-curricular activities, contact information, and more.

About us

  • BA in Italian with specialization in either Language & Literature (in Italian) or Italian Studies (in English translation)
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian programs in the United States
  • Study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture
  • Courses ranging from Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages to contemporary Italian fashion, food studies, and cinema.

Looking for information on French Studies?  Please visit their program site at french.arizona.edu

Meet Our Students

Whether it's a passion for languages, literatures and culture, a calling to serve others around the world, or a desire for a dynamic career, see why we choose Humanities.

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News & Events

Nov 5
Beginning her acting career in New York and on tour throughout the world as a Broadway and musical theatre performer, Jessica Polsky (’98, Italian and Dance) found her niche when her Italian major came into play. Her Italian proficiency ultimately...
Two College of Humanities professors are among 24 UA employees selected to participate in the 2021-22 Academic Leadership Institute.  Aileen Feng, Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian Studies, and Caleb Simmons, Associate...
Two College of Humanities professors are among 24 UA employees selected to participate in the 2021-22 Academic Leadership Institute.  Aileen Feng, Associate Professor of Italian and Director of Italian Studies, and Caleb Simmons, Associate...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Italian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Kate Jochenbein
B.A.
French
2007
B.A.
Italian
2007
Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Mario Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2014
B.S.
Psychology
2014