You are here: Minor & Certificate in Arab World Studies

Arab Studies (Minor)

Offered by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies CollaborativeCollege of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the minor requires a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and approval of the program advisor.

Minor Requirements

  • 21 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above the 300-level, and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor

Course Requirements

Required (6 credit hours)

Additional Courses (15 credit hours)

Complete five courses from the following, with at least one course selected from each group:

Arab Studies (Undergraduate Certificate)

Offered by the Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies CollaborativeCollege of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Open to undergraduate degree and nondegree students.

Certificate Requirements

  • 31 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 15 credit hours at or above the 300-level with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 12 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 6 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

Course Requirements

Required (6 credit hours)

Electives (15 credit hours)

Complete five courses from the following, with at least one selected from each group:

Arabic Language (10 credit hours)

Complete two courses from the following: