Undergraduate studies at USI - UniversitÓ della Svizzera italiana

Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) offers four, three-years undergraduate programmes - both multidisciplinary and specialised - in accordance with international standards. USI's friendly and familiar environment offers multiple opportunities for informal dialogue with top-level teachers of different faculties and students, ensuring a high-quality education.

The main language of instruction is Italian, with the exception of the Bachelor in Informatics, with courses taught in English.

Bachelor in Architecture
The Academy of Architecture offers a Bachelor fully equivalent to a Master of Arts in Architecture, combining theoretical foundations with practical training in architecture studios, companies or institutions.

Bachelor programme in Communication Sciences
The undergraduate programme in Communication Sciences delivers broad theoretical and methodological knowledge in a multilingual, multicultural and interdisciplinary framework. The Faculty offers well-focused specializations in the following areas:

  • New Media and Mass Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Public Communication

Bachelor programme in Economics
The Economics programme combines scientific rigor with an eminently academic orientation. After the first two years, students specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Finance

Bachelor in Informatics
The bachelor programme offered by the Faculty of Informatics consists of an innovative, project-based, team-oriented curriculum of six semesters. In the first five semesters, students work on group projects. In the sixth semester, they work on an individual final project in which they use all their acquired knowledge to solve an interesting problem. The bachelor students have opportunities for summer internships both at companies and at the university. The bachelor programme emphasizes theoretical foundations, technology, and soft skills such as communication and teamwork. The programme is held in English.

Servizio di Orientamento e Promozione
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano
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E-mail orientamento@usi.ch