Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our office in 440 Marshall Building is closed to the public, but you can reach the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:
- Director: Ben Fortna firstname.lastname@example.org 520-873-7008
- Program Coordinator: Sergio Cañez email@example.com 520-260-0837
- Administrative Assistant: Randa Abdu firstname.lastname@example.org 520-561-2098
Gain communicative proficiency in the Arabic language, informed knowledge of Arab cultures, and skills that are critical to the pursuit of professional success or graduate education.
About the Major
You will gain communicative proficiency in the Arabic language, informed knowledge of Arab cultures, and skills that are critical to the pursuit of professional success or graduate education. We offer student-centered instruction throughout a well-articulated course series that includes outcomes-based assessment aligned with national standards for language learning. In addition, we also offer two different student opportunities: Arizona Arab Flagship and Project GO.
You are required to complete a minor (or dual-major) with this program. We encourage you to look for departments with courses that complement the skills you learn here in Arabic. Some areas of interest you may look into include business, political science, government policy, education, law, and more.
Arabic is identified as both a "strategic" and a "supercritical" language for the United States, which makes an excellent double major and prepares you for a variety of careers. Our graduates often are drawn to government services, advanced academic careers, international businesses, or in preparation for advanced study. You should consider the following potential jobs as you continue your pursuit of this degree:
- Government official
- Business manager
- International lawyer
- Tourism director