Arabic Studies

Starting in 2016, UMass Boston students can minor in Arabic studies through the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Why declare a minor in Arabic studies at UMass Boston?

  1. The U.S. Department of State has designated Arabic a critical language.
  2. Arabic is one of the most commonly spoken language in the world.
  3. Arabic is the official language of more than 20 countries.
  4. Learning Arabic promotes cultural and international understanding.
  5. Learning Arabic makes you better prepared and more competitive for the job market.


2 Intermediate Language Courses

2 Content Courses

2 Electives


Questions? Contact Professor Muhammad Masud at