Minor in Italian

The minor in Italian consists of six courses in Italian beginning with Intermediate Italian (Italian 131/132). At least three of these courses must be 300 level or higher. The student's program must be approved by the department advisor.

Upon completing the minor in Italian, students should have attained fluency in the language. The minor degree will be bestowed in conjunction with an approved major upon graduation.

Contact the Department of Italian for more information about the minor degree program.

Major in Italian

Majoring in Italian at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus provides undergraduate students with many opportunities. In the rigorous and friendly setting of the Italian Department, students are encouraged and assisted in the exploration of all facets of Italian Literature and Culture.

In addition to completing all of the graduation requirements of their individual colleges, students must also satisfactorily complete ten courses in Italian numbered above 200. In order for a course to qualify as a major requirement, it must be taught in Italian and be approved by the Department Chairperson.

Upon completion of all required departmental and college coursework, students will be conferred the degree of Bachelors of Arts in Italian.

Honors Program in Italian

To qualify for the Italian Department's Honors Program, a student must have, at the end of his or her junior year, a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0, and a grade-point average of 3.4 or better in Italian. At that time the student should formally apply to the department chairperson.

Candidates for the Honors Program must complete special readings and write an honors paper in consultation with the assigned director. He or she must also be examined on the honors project by a faculty honors committee.

Upon completion of the program requirements, honors will be bestowed at graduation. Contact the Department of Italian for more information.

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