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Italian, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Studying Italian at St. John's University allows you to acquire a command of the Italian language as well as to learn about Italy's culture through a wide selection of courses, personalized classes, engaged faculty member who are experts in their fields, and Academic Service-Learning (AS-L), internship, and study abroad opportunities. 
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You can major or minor in Italian or prepare for an international career by pursuing a double major in Italian and another field of study. Pursuing one of our internship opportunities will also help you gain experience using your language skills in a professional setting. 

Career Outcomes

Italian is among the world's five most studied foreign languages and one of the four official languages of NASA. Italy has 60 percent of the world cultural and artistic heritage, according to UNESCO, and it is first in the world in the culinary arts, interior design, fashion design, and graphic design. It is also a world leader in automotive, robotics and aerospace. Italian language skills create opportunities for students around the world in fields such as the arts, international business, education, journalism, fashion industries, homeland security, and hospitality management.

Since language skills complement other fields of study, student in the major are encouraged to double major and minor in areas such as: International Business, Business Administration, International Communication, and Hospitality Management. Combined degree programs are also available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Italian
    • Partially taught in English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intensive Italian 
  • Italian Level
  • Intermediate Italian Conversation
  • Italian Contemporary Readings
  • Advanced Italian Conversation 
  • Review of Italian Grammar
  • Pirandello’s Theatre
  • Italian Cinema from Neo-Realism to the Present
  • Italian Culture through the Internet
  • Italian Culture through Food
  • Southern Italy: A Cultural Journey
  • Studies in Italian Culture
  • The City of Rome
  • Dante and His Times
  • The Italian Novella
  • The Modern Italian Novella
  • Italian Renaissance Literature
  • The Modern Italian Novel
  • The Modern Italian Theatre
  • Italian Poetry of the 19th Century
  • Italian Novel of the 19th Century
  • Trends in Italian Opera, online hybrid
  • Contemporary Italian Fiction
  • Contemporary Italy
  • Advanced Italian for Business
  • La Divina Commedia
  • Art and Skills of Translation
  • Independent Study
  • International Internship

English Language Requirements

  • 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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    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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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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