Get your B.A. in Arabic

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About the Major

Join one of the top Arabic programs in the country! In addition to offering a B.A. in Arabic, the UA is one of only five universities in the country selected to participate in the federally funded Arabic Flagship Program.

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Become proficient in Arabic, including dialects such as Moroccan, Egyptian, and Levantine

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Learn about Arab literature and society

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Explore a rich and critical culture and language


Arabic is identified as both a "strategic" and a "super critical" language for the United States. Arabic, which is offered by the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, makes an excellent double major and prepares you for a variety of careers.

  • Teacher
  • Government official
  • Business manager
  • International lawyer
  • Translator
  • Tourism director


Arabic faculty work closely with an instructional team of tutors, TAs, and peer language partners.

  • ARB 405: Advanced Arabic I
  • MENA 330: Language and Society
  • ARB 427A: Colloquial Moroccan Arabic I
  • ARB 495A: Readings in Modern Arabic Prose
  • MENA 408A: Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World

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Laura Owen

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