The historic city of Milan is located in the central Po valley, which is Italy's richest, most populated and most economically active region. Milan has always been forward-looking. During its 2,000-year history, it has been a driving force for great social, economic, cultural and political events. Milan is also a city of art, with a wealth of monuments, palaces, churches and museums, including the Duomo and La Scala, the temple of Opera. Milan is consistently ranked as the top student city in Italy by the QS Best Student Cities Ranking!

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, founded in 1921 by Father Agostino Gemelli, is one of the most comprehensive and complete higher education institutions in Italy. Università Cattolica excels in the diverse study opportunities that it offers in the humanities and sciences, and the university values and promotes an interdisciplinary approach. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is ranked as the 12th best university in Italy, and among the top 500 globally by QS World University Rankings. 

The Academic Curriculum program is a great choice for students who have a background in Italian and want to be immersed in Italian culture, academics and daily life. This program consists of regular university courses at Università Cattolica, and the majority of your classmates will be other Italian students. 

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Course Description

Most courses are taught in Italian, though there are some courses taught in English available in economics, finance, business management, international relations, political science and law.

To find courses, please carefully read this information from Università Cattolica about the Academic Curriculum, and follow the instructions on how to use the Course Catalogue

Università Cattolica offers both a pre-session and in-session Italian language course. It is highly recommend that students enroll in these courses. 

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Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Business Management Economics Finance

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Italian)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies African-American Studies Asian Studies Asian-American Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies German Studies Italian Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Slavic Studies United States Studies Western European Studies Women’s Studies

  • Business:

    Accounting Actuarial Science Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Construction Management Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management Insurance International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership Real Estate

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Informatics

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Community College Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Educational/Instructional Technology Elementary Education Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Reading Teacher Education Secondary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Teaching Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Teaching Individuals with Mental Retardation

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Modern Greek Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Historic Preservation and Conservation History, Other Medieval and Renaissance Studies Museology/Museum Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Court Reporting Criminology Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation Forensic Science and Technology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Juvenile Corrections Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Legal Assistant/Paralegal Legal Studies Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Library and Information Science

    Archival Administration

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Decision Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies

    Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in Italian)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies African-American Studies Asian Studies Asian-American Studies Chinese Studies Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other European Studies French Studies German Studies Italian Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Latin American Studies Multicultural and Diversity Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies Russian, Central European, East European, and Eurasian Studies Slavic Studies United States Studies Western European Studies Women’s Studies

  • Business:

    Accounting Actuarial Science Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Auditing Business Communications Business Management Business Statistics Construction Management Economics Entrepreneurship Fashion Merchandising Finance Human Resources Management Insurance International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership Real Estate

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Informatics

  • Education:

    Adult and Continuing Education Community College Education Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Educational/Instructional Technology Elementary Education Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Reading Teacher Education Secondary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Teaching Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness Teaching Individuals with Mental Retardation

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Arabic Language and Literature Chinese Language and Literature Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Comparative Literature Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other French Language and Literature German Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation Italian Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Linguistics Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Modern Greek Language and Literature Russian Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Ancient Studies/Civilizations Asian History European History Historic Preservation and Conservation History, Other Medieval and Renaissance Studies Museology/Museum Studies

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • Human Services:

    Public Administration Social Work

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Court Reporting Criminology Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation Fire Science/Fire-fighting Forensic Science and Technology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Juvenile Corrections Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Legal Assistant/Paralegal Legal Studies Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Library and Information Science

    Archival Administration

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Biopsychology Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Decision Sciences Developmental and Child Psychology Dispute Resolution Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Cartography/GIS Family and Consumer Sciences Geography Human Development and Family Studies Political Science and Government Sociology Urban Studies Work and Family Studies

  • Sports Studies

    Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Please note that the academic calendar and semester dates for the Academic Curriculum program depend on the specific academic department. Students should carefully review the schedule for each department they wish to take courses in.

The Faculty of Economics and Management operates on a quarter system. Students who plan to take courses in this faculty during the spring (Janaury - July) semester, will have an earlier arrival date as Quarter II courses begin in early Janaury. Students will be responsible for purchasing additional ISEP insurance (typically 1-2 additional months) to account for the early arrival and cover the entire period of their studies. 

The Faculty of Law only offers year-long courses, and students only studying for a semester are generally not permitted to enroll in these courses. 

In the Italian academic system, 1 CFU/ECTS = 0.5 U.S. credits. A 6 credit course in Italy is equivalent to a 3 credit course in the U.S. Students should register for a minimum of 24 CFUs/ECTS and a maximum of 30 CFUs/ECTS. Your home institution ultimately determines credit conversion. 

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