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Arabic and Middle East Studies, B.A.

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The Arabic and Middle East Studies major offered by Baylor University  includes foreign language courses and those highlighting Middle East politics and culture. 

About

The importance of the Middle East in world affairs has grown in the past decade, and so has the need for workers who are trained in Arabic language and culture. 

Many graduates find jobs in journalism, international business and industry, government and foreign service. Others find jobs in translating, interpreting or consulting. A number of students have also gone on to complete graduate studies in similar areas.

Students in the Arabic and Middle East Studies major offered by Baylor University are encouraged study abroad. Arabic and Middle East Studies majors have a unique opportunity to study abroad at the American University in Cairo.

At Baylor University we teach the spoken Syrian or Levantine dialect of Arabic which is the dialect spoken to a greater extent in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and among the Palestinian Arab inhabitants of Israel, the West Bank of the Jordan River, and in the Gaza Strip.

In conjunction with the Syrian dialect, students will first learn to read and write the Arabic Sound and Script System. This will include how to read and write the 28-letters of the Arabic alphabet in all 4 positions (independent, initial, medial, and final), how to connect the Arabic script, the 3 short vowels, and 7 diacritical markings associated with the Arabic script.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quranic Arabic and Related Texts
  • Media and Popular Culture in the Arabic-Speaking World
  • Spoken Arabic
  • Classical Arabic Texts
  • Governments and Politics of the Middle East

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    76

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  • Minimum required score:

    540

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General Requirements

  • Official High School Transcripts: Transcripts or mark sheets must include: years of enrollment, course titles and all marks earned for each course for 6 semesters. 
  • Submission of Documentation
  • Official SAT/ACT Scores
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • Résumé or ZeeMee Profile
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Short Answer Response (required for Single Choice Early Action applicants)

Tuition Fee

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    41194 USD/year
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    41194 USD/year
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Living costs for Waco

  • 857 - 1590 USD/month
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Funding

Admitted students are automatically considered for one of four academic scholarships listed below. Applicants who submit application files after February 1 are considered for academic scholarships based on available funding.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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