The joint major in Italian & Linguistics provides an opportunity for students to combine the study of Italian language, literature, and culture with the study of linguistics. Students graduating with a major in Italian & Linguistics will be able to demonstrate:
The major consists of 13 courses, including at least 6 in Italian, and at least 6 in Linguistics. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). An advisor can assist you in designing your program of study.
6 Italian Courses
6 Linguistics Courses
1 Elective (Italian or Linguistics), e.g.
Students may also take courses to fulfill some of these requirements (with advance approval of their advisor) in the BU Study Abroad program in Padua, Italy. For further information, see BU Study Abroad’s website:
In addition to the standard joint major, we also have an Honors Program in Italian & Linguistics. For further information, see the Honors Program page:
Director of Undergraduate Studies