Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in an Italian studies minor?

The minor in Italian Studies focuses on Italian language and culture. You'll take both introductory and advanced courses in the Italian language, gaining proficiency in speaking and writing.

Course also cover topics such as Italian geography, society and current events, and you'll gain experience research and discussing these topics.

In addition to your language courses, the minor also includes electives on the history of Italy, covering topics including the Italian renaissance and Italian identities in historical context. 

Learn more about world languages and literatures

The World Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers courses and programs in a range of languages from around the globe and provides a number of opportunities  for students, including guest speakers, language clubs, and contests and scholarships.

Careers with a minor in Italian studies

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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