Dubai at night

Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world and one of six official languages of the United Nations. The Arabic track gives students a strong foundation in Modern Standard Arabic, and offers a wide range of courses - taught in English - on modern and classical Arabic literatures, cinema, gender and other cultural topics.

In addition, a diverse range of cultural events and activities are held throughout the academic year. Arabic may be taken either to fulfill a foreign language requirement, or as a major on its own.Thus students enrolled in Arabic language and culture classes come from a variety of backgrounds. The Arabic program works in close collaboration with other programs at the university, in particular the Middle Eastern Studies programs.

Students can major in International Literary & Cultural Studies-Arabic or minor in Arabic. 

BA in International Literary & Cultural Studies – Arabic Minor in Arabic

Students who matriculated in Fall 2023 or earlier may pursue the BA in Arabic Language & Cultural Studies. 

BA in Arabic Language & Cultural Studies