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Inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, where students with a major in Arabic may visit on education abroad.

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. 


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
  • Attorneys
  • Foreign service officers
  • Consultants
  • Governmental relations assistants
  • Management and program analysts

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