Students of the Italian Studies program from Catholic University of America combine language, culture, and practical skills courses ranging from culture courses and period and genre offerings to seminars treating individual major authors. Italian Studies majors pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum. They are required to take at least two courses in areas such as fine arts, politics, and history that will prepare them for successful careers in politics, law, international business, medicine, education, or the arts.
Students interested in the major in Italian Studies should contact the academic advisor, Prof. Valeria Garino to devise a study plan.
Italian Studies Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in Italy. Students choosing to study in CUA’s Rome program are strongly advised to add a second semester in a Catholic University affiliated program in Italy. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs. ITAL 489 must be taken at Catholic University.
Under special circumstances may students petition that the study abroad requirement be waived. In these cases the department will consider summer abroad programs, approved cultural immersion experiences, or internships instead.
- 3 intermediate and advanced language courses
- Senior Special Topics Seminar
- Research Seminar
- 5 elective courses in Italian Studies, pre-approved by the advisor. At least 2 must be taught in Italian
- 2 elective courses outside Italian Studies, pre-approved by the advisor.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed Common Application
- The Common Application Essay
- Official High School Transcripts
- Secondary School Report with Counselor Letter
- At least one (1) Teacher Recommendation
- ZeeMee Profile (Optional)
- International students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS examinations.
International53040 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26520 USD per semester during 48 months.
National53040 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26520 USD per semester during 48 months.
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