B.A. in Arabic

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About the Arabic Program

Arabic Archetecture

The CSUSB Arabic Language B.A. program is one of only two in California among both public and private universities. A major in Arabic provides a strong and competitive professional background and opens career opportunities, especially when combined with an appropriate second major, a teaching credential or a specialized graduate degree.

Why study Arabic?

Arabic is the native language of more than 300 million people living in Southwest Asia and North Africa. It is the liturgical language of more than 1.6 billion people around the world. 
Students of Arabic, at all proficiency levels are in high demand. Students can expect to have important and engaging careers working with international businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGO's), and many branches of the public sector, including the United Nations, the League of Arabic States, and the Organization of Islamic Conference.

Students

Major/Minor in Arabic Language and Culture

B.A Degree Requirements


  1. Proficiency in Arabic equal to that of ARAB 103 or equivalent.
  2. No more than 32 units in Arabic can be transferred from other institutions.
Lower Division (12 units)
Upper Division (minimum 12 units)
Assessment (4 units)
Electives (42 units)
Total Requirements: (70 units)

*Plus other general education requirements
 
A major in Arabic provides a strong and competitive professional background and opens career opportunities, especially when combined with an appropriate second major, teaching credential or a specialized graduate degree  

Degree Requirements and Road Maps

Minor/Certificate Requirements


Proficiency in Arabic equal to ARAB 103 or equivalent.
 
Lower Division (12 units)
Upper Division (20 units)
Total Requirements: (32 units)

Degree Requirements and Road Maps


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Career Opportunities

Many companies, NGO's, and public sector organizations actively recruit graduates who are proficient in Arabic. Additionally, many internships and jobs at the U.S. Department of States, U.S. Department of Defense, and the United Nations are available to students who major or minor in Arabic. 

Disciplines in high need in the Arab World:

  • Anthropology
  • International Business
  • Communications
  • Health Care 
  • History
  • Linguistics 
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies

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