The Arabic Language Major is designed to prepare outstanding students at the University of Mississippi for occupations requiring in-depth knowledge of Arabic, its complexities, and intricacies.
Competencies in such fields as linguistics, journalism, international relations, political science, and public policy are highly sought after by prospective employers, and students in such programs are strongly encouraged to apply to the Major. However, outstanding students from any discipline may apply for the Major in the Arabic Language Program.
The University of Mississippi’s Arabic Program curriculum assists students in achieving superior proficiency in Arabic, as defined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale, or 3 on the U.S. government’s Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. Classes are focused on student performance and are conducted in Arabic. Students take classes at The University of Mississippi in Oxford and in Jordan. Each semester students enroll in one Arabic language course in addition to coursework related to their own major.