2020-2021 Academic Catalog

B.A. in Arabic to M.A. in Arabic

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Culture prepares students to read, write and speak Modern Standard Arabic. Qualified undergraduate students in this program may be eligible to participate in an accelerated B.A.-to-M.A. program, which enables them to take graduate courses that apply to both their bachelor's degree in Arabic Language and Culture and (thereafter) a master's degree in Arabic Language and Linguistics. 

Cal U's Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Linguistics is designed for students interested in gaining advanced expertise in Arabic language and linguistics.  

Program Coordinator

Dr. Razak Surrey


The following curriculum shows the requirements for completing the Arabic Language and Culture bachelor's degree under the accelerated B.A.-to-M.A. program. Additional graduate-level courses are required to complete the master's degree; refer to the graduate academic catalog for these requirements.

Course Credits
General Education Courses 40-41
Free Electives 44
Related Electives (two courses in a foreign language and/or culture other than Arabic) 6
Required Major Courses 18
ARB 101  Elementary Arabic I 3
ARB 102  Elementary Arabic II 3
ARB 203  Intermediate Arabic I 3
ARB 204  Intermediate Arabic II 3
ARB 350  Advanced Arabic I 3
ARB 351  Advanced Arabic II 3
B.A.-to-M.A. Accelerated Option Courses
(select from the following)
ARB 610  Arabic Linguistics 3
ARB 620  Arabic-English Translation  3
ARB 630  Arabic Literature and Social Culture Aspects 3
ARB 640  Arabic Dialect Acquisition and Variation 3
ARB 810  Special Topics in Arabic 3
Total 120

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate students in the accelerated program may register for no more than 6 graduate credits in any one term, and in terms when a graduate course is registered, the student may not register for more than 18 total credits.

It is the student’s responsibility to apply and meet the qualifications of the graduate program portion of the accelerated program. Failure to follow through with enrollment in the accelerated graduate program will result in additional undergraduate credits to complete the bachelor’s degree, as outlined in the Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses policy.

Additional accelerated program requirements may be found at: https://www.calu.edu/inside/forms/_files/academic-affairs/accelerated-program-application.pdf

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