Through DePaul's Arabic Studies program, students will develop the ability to speak, understand, read and write the Arabic language and will be encouraged to foster an appreciation of Islamic literature and civilization.

Studying Arabic will expand the student's knowledge of the Middle East and of the culture of more than one billion Arabs across the globe. While learning the Arabic language, the student will also learn about Arab cultural, religious and political forces.

The Arabic language is one of the United Nations' six official languages, and the U.S. Government considers it one of the most critical languages for Americans to learn. Chicago has one of the nation's largest Arab-American populations in the U.S., giving the student opportunities to visit its communities and gain first-hand knowledge about the Arab culture and language.

What can the student do with this degree?

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Governmental Agency Work
  • Immigration Services
  • International Business
  • Non-Profit Work
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Translation Services
Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements 52 hours
​Open Electives 56 hours
   ​Total hours required   192 hours