Bachelor On Campus

Arab and Islamic Studies

Villanova University

48 months
56730 USD/year
56730 USD/year
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The Arab and Islamic Studies program of Villanova University provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to deepen students' understandings of the history, culture, religion, politics, literature, and society of the Arab world.


Students may sign up for the Arab and Islamic Studies program of Villanova University through the Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies in 36 Garey Hall. The GIS Chair and the  Program Director of Arab and Islamic Studies will work closely with each student to develop their individual interests, abilities, and career goals while fulfilling the requirements for their major.

Major requirements

The central dynamic of the GIS major is the emphasis on the interdisciplinary and the global through a specialization in one of the following areas and thematic studies, namely: Africana Studies, Arab & Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Irish Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian Area Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Global Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Topics (team-taught courses, one of which counts as the Junior Research Seminar for the major)
  • Special Topics
  • Senior Capstone 1: Research
  • Senior Capstone 2: Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova and required essays
  • Official secondary school academic records (with official English translation) and letters of recommendation
  • Application fee of $80
  • Standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT)
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56730 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    56730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56730 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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