Arabic Studies

You should minor in Arabic studies if: 

  • You love foreign languages and exploring the world.
  • You are great at reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • You enjoy learning about world cultures in history classes.

Gain critical Arabic language skills with the Arabic studies minor. Build an understanding of the second-largest religion in the world by learning about the Arab culture in the United States and abroad. 

With your minor in Arabic studies, you’ll have the opportunity to live, work, and interact with more than 300 million native Arabic speakers in more than 20 countries across the world. 

Arabic studies can help lead your broad career goals down a more specific path. Bilingual Arabic speakers are in high demand for government jobs in security, economics, and humanitarian initiatives. Use this minor to help manage relationships for oil export companies, write news stories as a foreign correspondent, or help make deals and investments with Arabic businesses. 

Arabic Studies at UL Lafayette

What's Arabic Studies Like?

  • Lab work
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Research
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Reading & writing
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Presenting
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Field work
    Rated 3 out of 3

Arabic Culture Night

Every semester, students are invited to Arabic Culture Night — a celebration of Arabic live music, dance, food, and art.

Life in the Arabic Studies Minor