Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Arabic & Hebrew Studies, BA

The major in Arabic and Hebrew Studies explores the interrelationships between Arab and Hebrew cultures in the context of the modern and medieval Middle East. Emphasis includes facility in Arabic and/or Hebrew language, alongside courses in history, literature, and cultures of the medieval and modern Middle East.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 34. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Language Requirement
Select 6 course units of Language Requirement 26
Breadth Requirement
NELC 101/ANCH 025/HIST 024Introduction to the Ancient Near East1
NELC 102Introduction to the Middle East1
Concentration Requirements 3
Select 5 course units of Concentration Requirement5
Select 1 course unit of Concentration Paper1
Total Course Units34


Required: A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 in major related courses.

NELC 395Senior Conference1
NELC 399Independent Study1


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.