Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies

  • Years to Completion: 4
  • Credit Hours: 135hrs
  • Language: Arabic

About the Program

The bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies aims to provide specialized learning at a distinguished level and seeks to encourage students to continue in the learning process that benefit them in the field of work in various institutions. The bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies also provides opportunities to help students enhance their skills in the field of work in Various governmental and private community institutions. The United Arab Emirates, especially Dubai, is an important center in the field of education and various job services in the region, providing a model for growth and development in these fields. The future of Dubai indicates a growing demand for specialists who possess skills, competencies, knowledge, and awareness in the field of specialization.

After attaining this degree, you will be able to work in:

  • The judiciary
  • Islamic banking
  • Religious media programs
  • Endowments and Islamic Affairs Department
  • English Language, Arabic Language and Math Requirements (minimum score):

EmSAT (Arabic)

EmSAT (English)




950 - 1075

iBT 52

Computer based 139

Paper based 450


  • Obtain the minimum passing score in high school.

Bachelor of Literature in Islamic Studies: A bachelor’s degree is granted after a successful completion of the required credit hours and cumulative grade point average as following:

  • A student must complete 123 credit hours as follows:
    • Compulsory General Education Courses: 21 credit hours.
    • Elective General Education Courses: 9 credit hours.
    • Compulsory College Courses: 21 credit hours.
    • Compulsory Specialization Requirement: 60 credit hours.
    • Elective Specialization: 6 credit hours.
    • Elective Courses: 3 credit hours.
    • Internship: 3 credit hours.
  • The minimum cumulative grade point average required for a bachelor’s degree is 2.00.
  • Transfer students form other institutions must complete at least 50% of the required credit hours at AFU.
  • The last 30 required credit hours of the study plans must be completed at AFU.
  • The minimum period of enrollment for the completion of a requirement is 6 regular semesters (inapplicable to transferred students).
  • The maximum period of enrollment for the completion of a requirement is 14 regular semesters.
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