What is Italian studies?
As a student minoring in Italian studies, you’ll learn why Italy’s art, food, literature and cinema have such a large and lasting impact on culture worldwide. You’ll explore the Italian language, spoken as a second language by 250 million people. Italy is a major political and economic force in Europe and beyond and possesses the world’s seventh largest economy. An estimated 7,500 American companies do business with Italy, and more than 1,000 U.S. firms have offices there. Many students studying business, communications and international affairs find a minor in Italian studies useful in their future domestic or international careers.
Why study Italian studies at UNH?
The Italian studies minor provides opportunities both to explore the Italian language and culture and to apply this knowledge to other disciplines. The program encourages independent and innovative thinking and research so that students can pursue and achieve their goals while preparing for the challenges of thriving in the world community. Our study abroad opportunities in Italy include a program in Rome and Bologna.
Potential career areas
- Foreign service
- Hospitality and tourism
- Nonprofit administration
- Public relations