Italian Studies
Offered by the Hispanic and Italian Studies department.

Italian Studies at Wheaton is an interdisciplinary major that gives students both the linguistic access to and the knowledge about the multiple cultures of Italy and the analytical, research, and writing skills necessary for today’s technology driven globalized world.



Alberto Bianchi

Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Tommasina Gabriele

Professor of Italian Studies; Italian Studies Coordinator



Language Assistant: David Dal Brun

Department Secretary: Paula MacDonald-Smith
Phone: (508) 286-3630; Fax: (508) 285-8263


98% of Hispanic and Italian Studies majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

of Hispanic and Italian Studies majors

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Admissions Advisor, Spanish Studies Abroad
  • Marketing Coordinator, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Research Assistant, California Health and Longevity Institute
  • Staff Reporter, Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • World Language Teacher, Foxborough Public Schools

Sample Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rutgers University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Warwick

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 80% for the classes of 2014-2018