Undergraduate Certificate in Italian 

Develop cultural competence, fluency and literacy with the Undergraduate Certificate in Italian in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Learn to effectively communicate in Italian with confidence and cultivate your writing, reading and listening skills with this 20-credit undergraduate certificate.

Italian is an official language in several European countries including Italy and Switzerland, as well as a global language spoken by countries around the world. It is instrumental in the study of art, music and history. Build proficiency in the Italian laguage through a series of interactive language courses in which grammar and patterns of oral communication are taught. Use a variety of texts to build a strong vocabulary and establish cultural awareness. Temple’s Italian for Business course prepares students for professional life abroad through its focus on the culture, customs and manners of Italians in the business world. 

Students gain a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace with the Italian Undergraduate Certificate. Having proficiency in a second language can increase your professional opportunities and heighten your cultural awareness.

Classes & Curriculum

The Undergraduate Certificate in Italian is awarded at the completion of your bachelor’s program. It cannot be awarded as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of your bachelor’s degree program.

All courses are conducted in Italian to help students quickly acclimate to the language. Courses offered as part of the curriculum include

  • Italian Language I and II,
  • Intermediate Italian I and II, and
  • Italian for Business.

Learn more about the Italian Certificate courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

*Tyler School of Art and Architecture
**Fox School of Business


Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world, and the third largest in the European Union. Thousands of American companies do business with and have offices in Italy. The country is a leader in fields including auto manufacturing, culinary arts, electromechanical machinery, graphic design, furniture design and shipbuilding. 

Students in the Undergraduate Certificate in Italian program are prepared to pursue careers in the following professional areas.

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government service
  • Healthcare
  • International law
  • Journalism
  • Military
  • Nonprofits
  • Public relations
  • Translation
  • Travel and tourism

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.