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What will I learn?

Learning Outcomes

The Arabic major has the following learning outcomes:

Demonstrated written and oral mastery of the Arabic language

Demonstrated knowledge of other Arabic dialects such as Iraqi, Egyptian, etc.

Demonstrated specific skills and expertise, including research, analysis, and writing

Ability to read texts in Arabic, and to analyze the language and cultural context

Identification, evaluation, and analysis of historical monuments, time periods, vocabulary, concepts, and historical figures

The Major

Required: Eleven courses, including (1) Arabic 102A and 102B and 102C or 108, 150 or M151, Islamic Studies M110 and (2) six courses from Anthropology M166Q, Arabic 103A, 103B, 103C, 105, M106, M107, M110, 111A, 111B, 111C, 112A, 112B, 112C, 115, 116A, 116B, 116C, 120, M123, 130, 132, C141, 142, M148, 150 or M151 (unless taken under item 1), M155, M171, 180, 181, Art History 119A, 119B, C120, Comparative Literature 100, History 105A, 105B, 105C, M106, 108B, 111A, 111B, 111C, Islamic Studies 130, 151, Political Science 132A, M132B, 157, 165. No more than one course may be credited through a proficiency test administered by the department. No more than two upper-division 4-unit independent study or directed research courses (197, 199) may be applied toward the major. Other courses, including extra-departmental courses, may be applied with consent of the adviser.

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$29,754.00 per year
Given fee is for nonresident supplemental tuition; University Fees: USD $13,239
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 550 in paper based TOEFL. Students who have attended school under the British system must present five GCSE/Ordinary-Level examinations and at least three Advanced-Level examinations with superior grades.

For international students

To be considered for admission to UCLA, international students must have completed secondary school with a superior average in academic subjects and have earned a certificate of completion which enables the student to be admitted to a university in the home country.

English language proficiency is critical to your success at UCLA. Applicants, whose first language, or language of instruction for at least the last three years, is not English, are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A competitive score is above 100 (with sub-scores above 22)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A competitive score is 7 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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