The Arabic section offers an academic minor in Arabic Studies. The curriculum of the minor is designed to help students:
- achieve the intermediate level in Arabic listening, speaking, reading, and writing based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards of foreign language proficiency,
- and learn about the history, geography, politics, religions, and diversity of the Arabic-speaking peoples.
To earn an academic minor in Arabic studies, normally students need 22 credits, divided as follows:
- Core Courses (19 credits): ARAB 101 (4 credits), 102 (4 credits), 201 (4 credits), 202 (4 credits), and 305 (3 credits); and
- Electives (3 credits): Upon consent of the advisor of the academic minor, up to three credits (either taken at the University of Montana or transferred from another institution) may be counted as an elective if at least 75% of the content is related to the Arab world.
A minimum grade of C is required in all the courses to fulfill the minor.