Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a medium-sized private university located in Baltimore, Maryland. It serves over 6,000 undergraduate students, and the university is divided into nine colleges of which five serve undergraduates. The Homewood Campus, one of the university’s four campuses in and around Baltimore, is the primary campus for undergraduates. The school is well-regarded for its programs in medicine, as well as its Peabody institute for music and dance. The school's most popular and highly-ranked undergraduate degrees are in Nursing, Public Health, Biomedical Engineering, International Relations and National Security Studies, and Neuroscience and Neurobiology.
The Department of Near Eastern Studies offers three tracks to the BA with emphases in language, material culture, or civilization. To complete the languages track, students must read at least one of three ancient languages at an intermediate level of competence and demonstrate the ability to translate moderately difficult texts in the relevant language. Four years of Arabic are offered, included course in literature.