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Italian Studies


In the Italian Studies program at McGill, you will study the traditions and great classics from Italian history, and gain an understanding of the complexity and diversity of contemporary Italian culture.  

The role played by Italian civilization in the shaping of Western values, taste and world view can hardly be overstated. Italy is a country with a rich history and many dynamic industries, particularly in high-profile areas like fashion and design, gastronomy and manufacturing.  

Beyond culture and tradition, you will build Italian language skills through a rigorous language-training program. You can take courses in Italian literature, both in the original Italian and as translated to English, as well as Italian film. Upon graduation, you will have gained knowledge of both a new language and culture that will serve you both personally and professionally.  


In an increasingly globalized world, knowing how to speak multiple languages is an incredibly useful skill that can serve to strengthen your career prospects. You may also wish to pursue further your study of Italian language and culture at the graduate level. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Translator 
  • Language teacher 
  • Diplomat  
  • Researcher 

Possible minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:  

Related majors

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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