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Bachelor of Arts in Arabic




What will I learn?

Have you considered pursuing a major in Arabic?

As an official language of the United Nations and in 22 countries, with an estimated 300 million native speakers, Arabic performs two functions: communicative and religious. Because it is the language of the Quran, more than a billion Muslims around the world use Arabic in some religious capacity. But, most importantly, students major in Arabic because it is the key to cultural exchange and understanding.

MSU's Arabic faculty members provide a nationally-competitive program that equips students with the excellent communication skills necessary to engage within a globally expanding Arabic-speaking community.

Alumni Pursuits

Graduates with a major in Arabic pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of language and culture.

Alumni work at:

U.S congressional offices

Arab American Language Institute - Morocco

International School of Choueifat

Booz Allen Hamilton, law firm

SAIC: Intelligence Training and Enhancement Program

U.S. Intelligence Community

Alumni work as:

Senate staffers


Foreign service officers


Governmental relations assistants

Management and program analysts

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$44,935.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

8 January 2024, 26 August 2024, 6 January 2025


College of Arts and Letters

426 Auditorium Road, Room 150,



48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in secondary school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

Application submission deadline: Regular Admission: February 1.

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


About Michigan State University

International students at MSU enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, with a multicultural student population originating from over 130 countries.

  • Top 100 global university (Wall Street Journal/THE 2022)
  • No. 31 top public college/university (US News & World 22-23)
  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 400 areas of study from 17 degree-granting colleges

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