The study of Arabic opens the door to the rich history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. Classical Arabic is the language of religion.
Modern Standard Arabic is the language of formal culture and communication media. Arabic dialects are the language of daily life. The major in Arabic introduces students to each of these varieties of Arabic and to their respective literature.
As one of the units that comprise the Division of Undergraduate Education, New Student & Transition Programs is designed to serve the educational planning, academic advising, matriculation, and adjustment needs of all entering UCLA undergraduates.