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Arabic is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. It is the official language in 22 Arab countries and the language of faith among one billion people. The Arabic major includes language courses to hone your reading, writing, and speaking skills. The program also offers courses in literature, cinema, and culture to enhance your linguistic and cultural competency. Developing strong linguistic skills, critical thinking, and cultural knowledge will make graduates more competitive in the job market.

Career Options

  • Consultancy
  • Foreign Service
  • Translation
  • Teaching and Research
  • Diplomacy
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Cultural Programming and Outreach
  • International Business
  • International Development