Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in an Arabic language & Middle Eastern cultures minor?

The Arabic language & Middle Eastern cultures minor provides a broad understanding of the Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture and politics. 

In this program, you'll study the Arabic language, including courses in conversation as well as writing. In addition to taking up to four years of Arabic language classes, you'll also be able to chose from electives in disciplines including anthropology, history, political science and sociology. Courses cover topics ranging from the history of the region to cultural variation among Mulsim cultures to political systems in the area. 

In addition to classes at the University of Nevada, Reno, you may use credits from approved study abroad programs toward the minor in Arabic language & Middle Eastern cultures.

Learn more about world languages and literatures

The World Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers courses and programs in a range of languages from around the globe and provides a number of opportunities  for students, including guest speakers, language clubs, and contests and scholarships.

Careers with a minor in Arabic language and Middle Eastern cultures

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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