Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private research institution founded in 1836. It has both undergraduate and graduate programs, and has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 15,000 students. Emory is well known for its Business Administration, Biology and Biological Sciences, Economics, and Nursing majors. The school has a system of seven hospitals across Georgia, and is also renowned for its VolunteerEmory program, which allows students to complete service projects domestically or abroad.
Emory University's Arabic program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences' Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies department. The major requires six courses in Arabic, with the option to take courses in Literature, Dialectology, The Qur'an, and supervised Arabic reading. A minor is also available.
Emory's Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies Major offers a humanities based area studies major that allows students to focus on either the Middle East or South Asia. Students who complete the major will have the knowledge, languages and analytic tools to pursue employment or advanced study of the regions.