Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary program in the language, literature, history, music, theatre and art of Italy. Italian Studies coordinates the resources of the Departments of History, Literature, Music, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts to offer students the opportunity to design a major or minor around the course offerings of these five departments. Italian Studies students are encouraged to participate in the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), which is affiliated with Universities in the cities of Florence, Milan, Rome and Bologna; this provides the possibility of a junior year abroad, including both language courses and courses dealing with various aspects of Italian studies. EAP credits may be transferred back to UCSD to coordinate with on-campus offerings.

Students interested in pursuing a major or minor in the Italian Studies should meet with the Program Director, or another Italian Studies faculty advisor to map out coursework. Visit the Major or Minor page of this website to review the requirements and to download or print an Italian Studies Major or Minor Planning Guide.

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Program Advising

Pasquale Verdicchio

Program Director

Pasquale Verdicchio

Office: Literature 340
Phone: 534-5794

Academic Advising

  • Course Recommendations
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Petition for Exception Approvals

Program Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez

Office: Hum. & Social Sci. 1005
Phone: 534-4551

Administrative Advising

  • How to Petiton Exceptions 
  • Degree Audits
  • Basic Major/Minor Requirements
  • General Questions
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CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Mitzy Martinez
(858) 534-4551

Humanities & Social Sciences
First floor, Room 1005

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm