Study the world beyond the classroom

The UA department of French and Italian offers cutting-edge language programs, including an MA in French with several emphasis tracks and one of the largest number of Italian majors in the United States.

Explore Our Programs

Ready to begin your studies? Declare French or Italian Major

Earn your Bachelor's and Master's degree in French in 5 years. Accelerated Masters

Ready to declare your minor?
PhD Minor in French

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Welcome to the UA's French and Italian Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French or Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy and France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer BAs in Italian and French and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian Programs in the United States
  • Study abroad opportunities in Orvieto, Italy
  • A diverse French program, with courses in second language acquisition, francophonie, French literature, culture and language
  • One of the oldest and best-established study abroad programs in the University of Arizona (Paris)
  • World-renowned scholars in French and Francophone language, literatures and cultures
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture

News & Events

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Congratulations to Dr. Kris Knisely-Southerland (Ph.D. Emory University) who has just accepted the position of assistant professor of Intercultural Competence and French in our department.  He comes to us with several years of teaching experience...
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Alumni News & Directory

Our French and Italian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Andre Goodfriend
B.A.
French
1979
B.A.
Greek
1979
B.A.
Philosophy
1979
B.A.
Radio-TV
1979
Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Gabriella Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2010
B.A.
Communication
2010
B.A.
History
2010