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What will I learn?

Students with special interests or professional goals may select the Italian and Special Fields major, with coursework divided between Italian and a collateral field. Study programs fulfilling requirements for the major have been developed with the departments and programs listed below.

Majors who select courses taught in English must do additional work from the original Italian texts in consultation with the course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

The Italian and Special Fields major have the following learning outcomes:

Demonstrated mastery of an area of Italian cultures, defined as Italian language, literature, traditions, geography, contemporary Italian life, and contributions of Italians to the world

Demonstrated critical thinking

Conception and execution of a project in Italian that identifies and engages with a specialized topic in a field related to Italian

Information literacy by identifying and analyzing appropriate primary sources

Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills, evidenced by a research project and presentation of work to peers under guidance of a designated faculty mentor

Working knowledge of scholarly discourse related to a specialized topic

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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