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With over 280 million native speakers worldwide, Arabic is considered a critical language by the U.S. State Department. The ever increasing demand for bilingual Arabic speakers means there’s never been a better time to study this rich language.

We offer a Minor in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies which you can explore in depth on the VCU Bulletin. Our program prepares students with not only classroom instruction of verbal and written skills but also interaction with the local Arabic-speaking community. VCU also offers a unique program on its campus in Qatar where students can fully immerse themselves in Arabic language and culture.

Please note: no substitutes will be permitted for the required 300-level Arabic course. As 300 level Arabic courses are generally not offered in the summer, you should plan to take this course during the fall or spring semester.