International Letters and Cultures (Arabic Studies) (BA)
Accelerated Program

The BA program in international letters and cultures with a concentration in Arabic studies provides critical and cultural diversity in advanced Arabic language and literature that enriches ASU students' undergraduate experience.

The program provides a broad knowledge and understanding of the culture, literature and traditions of the vast Arabic-speaking world and prepares students for a thriving job market. The Arabic studies concentration also benefits students interested in academic research and careers in public and diplomatic service as well as in national security.

This concentration complements existing degree programs in the School of International Letters and Cultures and enhances studies in social science disciplines such as political science and global studies as well as many humanities fields, including anthropology, history, philosophy and religious studies.

Degree Offered

International Letters and Cultures (Arabic Studies) (BA)
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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

The bachelor's degree in international letters and cultures with a concentration in Arabic studies provides greater insight into the vast Arab world of 22 countries and can lead to career opportunities in areas such as journalism, translation, international consultations, government (e.g., the U.N. and CIA), social work, law and health.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Business Intelligence Analysts
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 11.7%$46,770
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 4.9%$78,840
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 4.8%$65,440
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Intelligence Analysts1.1%$86,940
Political Scientists 6.1%$125,350
Directors, Religious Activities and Education3.3%$45,110
Interpreters and Translators 20%$52,330

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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