The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University offers two minors in Arabic.

Requirements vary somewhat from one WMU undergraduate catalog to the next. No student may graduate under a catalog that is more than 10 years old.

Only courses in which a grade of C or better is obtained will be counted toward an Arabic minor.


We encourage you to make an appointment with an advisor of Arabic if you have any questions about your Arabic studies. As a minor, plan to meet each semester with your advisor of Arabic as well as your curriculum advisor, typically in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Education and Human Development.


The department offers a variety of activities and support services to help you succeed, including language tables, tutoring, clubs and the occasional field trip.


Follow the placement guidelines to determine an appropriate course for your language studies.


Arabic courses

Courses in English about Arabic language and culture:

Student Success Resources

Student Success Services aims to help you attain continued success throughout your academic career. Multiple resources are available on campus to support you in this pursuit.

Study abroad

The department offers a study abroad program for Arabic studies. If you desire to earn Arabic credits through participation in a study abroad program contact Dr. Mustafa Mughazy. A program must be approved before it is undertaken.