Arabic Minor

Students minoring in Arabic will take a minimum of six courses numbered ARAB 1501 INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental Arabic minor adviser.

These courses normally include the following:

Course Title Credits
Select three additional elective courses 112

Students who place out of ARAB 1501, ARAB 1502, or ARAB 2001 will replace them with 2000- or 3000-level elective courses. Up to one course in translation may be applied toward the minor if the readings and assignments are done in Arabic.

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

Students interested in the Arabic minor are strongly encouraged to study in an Arabic-speaking country for at least one semester. A maximum of two courses for the Arabic minor may be taken abroad. Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their minor must have these courses approved by the Arabic minor advisor prior to their going abroad.


The minor in Arabic is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Arabic only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.