Departments & Programs

French and Italian


The Department of French and Italian (FRIT) offers majors in both French and Italian leading to the B.A. degree. Through study in our department, students can gain proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in French and Italian, as well as explore the literature and culture of Italy, France, and various francophone countries throughout the world. In addition, the French program offers basic courses in linguistics to discover the structure and development of the language.

The Department of French and Italian is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies see

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Department of French and Italian
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 642
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

(812) 855-1952
fritdept [at] indiana [dot] edu