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Prospective Students

Meet our Italian Majors and Alumni

 

Majoring in Italian can take you where you want to go!

In a large research university like Rutgers, students in the Department of Italian benefit from a liberal arts college atmosphere—in smaller, seminar-style courses, they receive training directly from our award-winning research faculty. Most students in our program begin with little to no Italian, and complete their degree able to understand, discuss, and write analytically about novels, poetry, film, and pressing issues of international significance in their original language.

Our undergraduate program prepares students for a globalized world by providing them cultural immersion and fluency in a language other than English, and solid training in the humanities through a focus on textual analysis, critical thinking and writing, and intercultural interpretation. A degree in Italian or Italian Studies opens the door to many professional graduate schools, including law schools and schools of international affairs or diplomacy, as well as to careers in education, international business (finance, import/export, wine, food, fashion), journalism, and public relations.

Arts and Sciences in Action: Italian Style

 

Whether she’s watching “Life is Beautiful” in its original Italian, discussing the plays and novels of Luigi Pirandello with her aunt in Naples, or learning about the social and political issues facing modern Italy, Maria Di Costanzo always feels inspired in the Department of Italian.

Study Italian

Learn a beautiful and expressive language

Study iconic art, cinema, and literature

Explore Italian history, politics, and culture

Live in a beautiful Renaissance town

 

The Department of Italian is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As an Italian major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 34 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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Department of Italian
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
15 Seminary Place, #5105
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Voice (848) 932-7031
Fax (732) 932-1686

Sheri La Macchia, Administrator

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