Arabic Studies (BA)

Program Overview

A BA in Arabic studies is offered through the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES). Arabic studies focuses on Arabic language and literature as a gateway to the culture and civilization of the Arabic-speaking world.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Arabic Studies

Internships, research opportunities and more

Internship possibilities may reflect your larger interests such as a legal, medical, government or business-oriented internship, and could even include an archeological field school experience.

Students are also encouraged to look into a minor offered through the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program.

The department highly recommends study abroad in the Arabic-speaking world, as well as in Turkey.

Coursework

Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Students majoring in Arabic studies increasingly find themselves in demand for careers in business, foreign service, academics, defense, intelligence and national security. The major pairs well with the study of history, business, banking, economics, philosophy, pre-law, medicine, art history, comparative literature, political science, anthropology, Africana studies and Judaic studies. This major is excellent preparation for a PhD program.

Career possibilities are vast and include:

  • diplomat
  • editor
  • grant writer
  • lawyer
  • legislative aide
  • librarian
  • public administrator
  • security/law-enforcement specialist
  • teacher
  • technical writer
  • university/college professor