Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Italian (ITALMIN)Department of French and Italian

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


An Italian minor establishes a student's competence in the language, which is important for jobs in many fields in our global economy. The minor also prepares students for travel in Italy and is a useful supplement to majors where original sources are in Italian (fine arts, history, philosophy, journalism, etc.). In addition to language skills, students who minor in Italian gain the soft skills of reasoning, communication, and multicultural understanding that are so important in today's job market.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Intermediate Italian. One of the following options:
    • Two-course option:
    • Accelerated option:
  2. Electives.
    1. 300–399 Level Electives. Two (2) courses:
    2. 400–499 Level Elective. One (1) course:
    3. Additional Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements:
      • Additional course(s) from the 300–399 Level Electives.
      • Additional course(s) from the 400–499 Level Electives.
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.