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Italian, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Home of the political and religious center of Western civilization, a founding member of the European Union and renowned for its visual arts, literature and theater, Italy has always been a hub of history and culture. From the Vatican to Versace, Italian influence can be felt anywhere on the globe.

Small classes, multimedia classrooms and learning resources such as the language lab and writing center support Italian majors from Saint Joseph's University in achieving fluency and success. Interactive and experiential learning is emphasized. Internships, study abroad opportunities, events on campus and in the city - Philadelphia is rich in Italian culture - all contribute to making SJU a great place to learn about Italian language and culture.


By focusing on full language immersion, graduates are prepared to work in art, business, education (through teacher certification), finance, government journalism, international relations and music. The Italian major at Saint Joseph's University also prepares students to pursue graduate study in fields including, but not limited to: international relations, law, and advanced work in the humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • The Roman Experience 
  • Italy through Art 
  • Italian Culture and Civilization 
  • Modern Italian Culture
  • Italian Society and the Media 
  • Topics in Italian 
  • Italian Journeys: From Marco Polo to the Age of Global Tourism

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

We require a high school diploma or recognized equivalent for admission to Saint Joseph’s University. Standard secondary school coursework includes the following core subject areas:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of history
  • 2 years of a laboratory science
  • 2 years of a world language

Competitive applicants typically exceed the minimum requirements and have taken four years in all five core subject areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47740 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 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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