How many semester hours is the minor?

The minor requires 24 to 28 semester hours.  If a student places into 122 or higher, the 20 hours must include at least eight semester hours of Italian language courses. See a list of required courses.

Can I get minor credit for AP or a good placement test score?

Elon does have a placement test in place for Italian studies.  Transfer credit will be accepted and counted toward the minor as long as the number is appropriate to Elon’s numbering system.  AP credit must be approved by the Registrar’s office.

Can I get credit for courses not on the list?

Yes.  You can petition the Italian Studies Program Coordinator, Brandon Essary, to approve other courses on a case-by-case basis.

Can I get credit for study abroad courses?

Study abroad In Italy is encouraged. With the program coordinator’s approval you may count up to 12 hours of study abroad credit toward your minor.

What about summer study abroad?

The Elon-affiliated Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy regularly offers summer courses.

What can I do with an Italian Studies minor?

A minor in Italian Studies will allow students to become fluent in the language, thus giving them the skills to live and work in Italy and with countless companies who deal in the language. This ability, coupled with each student’s major and other unique qualifications, allows our minors to apply for jobs and pursue careers that may not otherwise be open to them, such as working for an Italian company in Italy or here in the United States.