Undergraduate Program

two students pose in front of the gardens at a monasteryThe Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers the following undergraduate programs in Italian.


Students who choose the Italian track of the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in foreign languages and literature (FLL) will have a strong interest in learning the language and literature of Italy and in gaining an interdisciplinary knowledge of Italian culture, which allows them to view the country, its language, and its people in a global context.

Italian majors may continue on in Italian at the graduate level, or pursue careers in many different fields.

For detailed degree requirements, including course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Declare an Italian Major

Students are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). Students can declare a major by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.


The minor in Italian requires the completion of 20 hours of coursework.

Upper-level courses are also offered in translation. Examples include “Masterpieces of Italian Literature” and “Film and Literature,” courses that have attracted students with different backgrounds and interests from other disciplines.

Find course requirements and information about declaring a minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.

More Information

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Claudia Romanelli, Italian Undergraduate Advisor, at cromanelli@ua.edu.

For a complete list of programs in our department, see our academic program directory.