Arabic Studies (Minor)
The minor program in Arabic studies provides students with instruction in Modern Standard Arabic as well as Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic literature, culture and civilization. Students completing the prescribed coursework are expected to be able to communicate effectively in Arabic, interact with native speakers, read authentic material in Arabic and write in Modern Standard Arabic.
Students of all academic disciplines doing research or seeking employment in areas related to the Middle East or other parts of the Arab world can find this minor program highly beneficial. Participants of this program are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to gain an immersive educational experience.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BA in international letters and cultures (Arabic studies)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
A minor in Arabic studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military, sociology, marketing and various other fields.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 130600
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).