An official language of the United Nations and in 22 countries, with an estimated 300 million native speakers, Arabic performs two functions: communicative and religious. Because it is the language of the Quran, more than a billion Muslims around the world use Arabic in some religious capacity. But, most important, young Americans learn Arabic because it is the key to cultural exchange and understanding.

MSU’s Arabic faculty members provide a nationally competitive program that equips students with excellent communicative skills necessary to engage within a globally expanding Arabic-speaking community.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Apparel and Textiles provides students with a foundation in art; fundamental skills in Apparel and Textile Design; design technologies; sustainable design; Art History and Visual Culture; the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles; and the role of Apparel and Textiles in a global context.

What can I do with Arabic?

Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of language and culture.

Alumni work at:

U.S. Congressional Offices

SAIC: Intelligence Training

U.S. Intelligence Community


Booz Allen Hamilton, Law Firms

Arab American Language Institute

International School of Choueifat

Alumni work as:

Senate Staffers

Foreign Service Officers

Military Intelligence Officers


Governmental Relations Assistants


Management and Program Analysts