Italian Major and Minor

Italian majors pose for a picture with the Italian flag - Italian Degree

The Italian major at Seaver College prepares students to develop competency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing the Italian language. In addition to language skills, students study Italian culture, history, and literature, spending two semesters in the overseas program in Florence, Italy, or in an equivalent immersive study in Italy.

Italian Degree

Our Italian degree program takes an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the language, history, and culture of the Italian peninsula that prepares students for careers and graduate level study in a wide range of disciplines. A student majoring in Italian develops a high level of proficiency in the spoken and written language while simultaneously acquiring a critical understanding of the Italian culture and its wider influence, past and present.

Italian Minor

A minor in Italian is an excellent complement to many majors that already have a specific career path in view, such as international studies, religion, art history, and music. Our students develop a high level of linguistic and cultural proficiency that serves as a firm foundation for graduate level study in languages, literature, and history, amongst other disciplines.

Student Opportunities

Secondary Teaching Credential

Our teacher education program is an integrated program in which students receive their subject matter preparation and professional preparation simultaneously. It provides the coursework and fieldwork experiences necessary to qualify teacher candidates for a SB2042 preliminary multiple subject teaching credential or a single subject teaching credential.

Learn more about our credential programs for our language majors

Recommended International Study

The International Studies and Language Division strongly encourages students to study abroad through Pepperdine University's International Programs. These programs are an excellent way to gain overseas experience and make rapid progress in fulfilling the language requirement for the major.

Learn more about Seaver's International Programs

Internship Opportunities

We encourage students to gain practical experience in some area of international studies through an internship. The Pepperdine Career Center offers local internship opportunities, and International Programs' Washington, D.C. Program also offers study and internship opportunities in the nation's capital. In addition to the federal government, a number of international organizations are based, or have major branches, in the city.

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