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Alumni Story

Why I Chose Italian

I came to the humanities as an artist, and there’s something about a humanities education that speaks to developing sensitivity and awareness and tolerance.

Jessica Polsky
B.A. Italian 1998, B.F.A. Dance
Actress

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 "Immersive Italian in Orvieto" for intermediate & advanced Italian students
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture
  • Courses ranging from the Middle Ages &Renaissance 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.

Choose Humanities

News & Events

Dec 2
Come and play with language in a creative way! The Italian and German Playful Poetry Club is excited to invite you to another club meeting on Friday, December 2nd from 3:00-5:30pm. Flex your creativity muscles and enjoy some snacks in a relaxing...
Still trying to figure out your spring semester schedule? Consider an Italian course! We have many exciting and interesting options available that could count, not only towards your GenEd requirements, but also towards an Italian minor or a major! ...
Want to get ahead on your degree during Winter break? Consider taking some Italian courses and fulfill your Degree Requirements! Check out what's being offered below! All classes are FULLY ONLINE. In-State tuition for all in Winter Session!  For...

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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Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Gabriella Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2010
B.A.
Communication
2010
B.A.
History
2010
Mario Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2014
B.S.
Psychology
2014