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Italian, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , UT,
When you major in Italian, in addition to learning a foreign language, you will be immersed in the study of a foreign culture and in the history of cultures that shaped the way we view being both a citizen of the United States and a citizen of the world.


The framers of the U.S. Constitution were well versed in the writings of leading European philosophers of their day. In the first half of the eighteenth century, the French thinker Montesquieu envisioned the three branches of government that were written into the American Constitution. Rousseau wrote extensively on the equality of man. And Cesare Beccaria's work on law was read by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. If you are an American citizen, a knowledge of these authors and an understanding of their cultural context can serve to enrich your understanding of your country.

Additionally, an understanding of a foreign language and culture will help you be a better citizen of the world. The ability to relate across national boundaries has never been as critical as it is today. Consider the impact of the international market on Utah's economy: Utah companies do approximately $20 billion worth of business via international trade (55% of this is with Europe) and France is the number three overseas market for tourism in Utah, and number one when it comes to visiting Utah's National Parks. With the ease of communication and travel in today's world, chances are very high you will interact frequently with people of different nationalities whatever your profession may be.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Year Italian
  • Intermediate Italian
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Advanced Composition
  • Introduction to Italian Literature
  • Italian Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • Academic Internship: Italian Language Field Experience
  • Italian Civilization from the Beginning to 1600
  • Italian Civilization from 1600 to the Modern Era
  • Italian Literature of the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Italian Literature of the Baroque and Enlightenment Periods
  • Italian Literature of the Romantic Period
  • Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century
  • Dante's Divine Comedy

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • Submit the application by the appropriate application deadlines.
  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    588 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 588 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    294 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 294 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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