Jul 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Italian Studies, B.A.

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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Department of Modern and Classical Languages  > Italian Studies, B.A.

In addition to completing the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, students majoring in Italian Studies must complete 30 semester hours in areas listed. The requirements for the major in Italian Studies include:

1. Six semester hours taken from:

2. Nine semester hours in courses

Taught in Italian, or courses that require a substantial amount of written work in Italian, selected from

3. Select one from

4. Twelve semester hours selected from

(students can also substitute courses listed in item 2 that have not been taken or other courses with the consent of the program director).


  • Italian Studies majors must earn at least a 2.00 grade point average in all Italian courses counting toward the major and attempted at the University of Houston.
  • Students who have not taken their first three semesters of Italian at the University of Houston (including those with two or more years of high school Italian, Heritage Learning students, returning from study abroad, etc.) must take a placement examination and see a department advisor before enrolling in Italian courses. The placement exam is available at the Testing Center year round.
  • Credit may be awarded by examination for courses at the 2000- and 3000-level. For information see the departmental advisor.
  • Students who have taken the IB or AP Italian Exam may also be able to receive credit for some courses. They should consult the following: Credit by Examination .
  • Transfer students must take at least 9 semester hours of advanced Italian course work in residence to qualify for a bachelor’s degree with a major in Italian Studies.
  • ITAL 3335 and ITAL 4308 do not require substantial knowledge of Italian and can be taken even during the First Year. Majors and Minors in Italian must take at least one of the two.

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