Double Majors and Dual Degrees

For students who wish to double major in Italian and Global Studies, courses applying toward both majors can be double counted, as long as the requirements for each major are met.

GLS/ITAL double majors should discuss with their advisors options for double counting courses toward both majors, including the following courses:

ITAL 230 Introduction to Italian Culture
ITAL 310 Spoken Italian in Cultural Context
ITAL 320 Written Italian in Cultural Context

Whatever your plans for a career in the fashion industry, studying Italian will give you a definitive global advantage and open doors to understanding the culture, people, business and origins of fashion. Advance your opportunities:

  • Top ranked Italian Studies program in the nation
  • Explore language, history, culture, and business practices of Italian fashion and design
  • Italian immersion gained through small classes, clubs, and experiences
  • Qualify for scholarships exclusive to Italian majors
  • Study in Italy on exciting UA Faculty-led trips to either Milan or Orvieto
  • Sample Italian classes:
    • ITAL 310 Italian Encounters: Spoken Italian in Context
    • ITAL 433 Italian Business
    • ITAL 230 Intro to Italian Culture
    • ITAL 231 Fashion in France and Italy

Students who wish to double major in Italian and World Literature may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors.  The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

WLIT/ITAL double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from the following courses:

ITAL 250A The Italian Middle Ages (formerly, Italian Literature in Translation: The Middle Ages)
ITAL 250B The Italian Renaissance (formerly, Italian Literature in Translation: The Renaissance)
ITAL 250C Intermediality: Italian Theatre, Opera, and Film (formerly, Italian Literature in Translation: Italian Theater)
ITAL 250D Italian Literature in Translation: The Novel
ITAL 410 Italian Fiction/Film
ITAL 431 The Divine Comedy by Dante

Italian at the University of Arizona collaborates with other units to make it easier for students to graduate with double majors and/or dual degrees. Through special agreements, some courses can count for both degrees, allowing students to complete two majors within four years and be more marketable graduates on the global job market.

Even outside of these particular combinations, students who pursue a double major in Italian and another discipline often have the opportunity to double-count two or more courses toward the completion of both majors. Check with your advisors for more information.

Students earning double majors stand out to employers and graduate and professional schools as having a more comprehensive education providing the skills to think creatively, navigate complex projects, take initiative, provide innovative solutions, lead collaborative teams and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

Popular Combinations for Italian Students

Agreements allow students to share some course requirements for the following double major/dual degree combinations:

Other Double Major Options popular with students include:

Italian and Anthropology
Italian and Biochemistry
Italian and Business Administration
Italian and Business Economics
Italian and Classics
Italian and Communication
Italian and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Italian and English
Italian and Fashion 
Italian and Film and Television
Italian and French 
Italian and Geography
Italian and History
Italian and Journalism

Italian and Law
Italian and Molecular & Cellular Biology 
Italian and Nutritional Sciences
Italian and Physiology
Italian and Political Science
Italian and Pre-Psychological Science
Italian and Psychology
Italian and Public Health
Italian and Public Management & Policy
Italian and Religious Studies
Italian and Spanish 
Italian and Studio Art
Italian and Theatre Arts

If you are interested in any of these groupings, or would like information on a grouping that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with one of our advisors who can guide you through the process.