Why study Arabic? Being bilingual expands one’s worldview and makes the individual more competitive in an increasingly global job market. Many current and future jobs will be directly linked to communicating in Arabic, especially because Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken language in the world (more than 300 million native speakers). Most native Arabic speakers are located in the Middle East; however, there are also increasing numbers throughout the rest of the world. In particular, more experts in Arabic language and culture are needed in the U.S. where the government has labeled Arabic a critical language of high importance.

Arabic is offered under the Critical Languages Program. Please follow the link below to learn more.