• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts Program

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal and Islamic Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal and Islamic Studies program at Zaytuna College offers a true intellectual foundation. Undergraduates acquire the tools of learning, known as the trivium in the Latin West, the fundamental reasoning skills upon which all learning is built. These subjects–grammar, rhetoric, and logic–are taught through time-tested sources from the Muslim and Euro-American traditions. This foundation enables a student to grapple with new knowledge and ideas, an invaluable skill even outside of academics. Zaytuna undergraduates also pursue a rigorous training in both Qur’anic and spoken Arabic, which opens the door for students to access the Muslim intellectual tradition directly. The BA builds a learner who can bridge two great classical traditions.

Two Traditions

Our liberal arts curriculum contains the timeless texts of the Islamic tradition, as well as the great works and ideas of Euro-American civilization.

A Distinct Approach

Learn about Zaytuna’s distinct approach to teaching the Islamic sciences in a liberal arts context. We aim to help you train your mind and acquire the requisite tools that will lead to a life of learning, thought, and reflection, and we aim to cultivate your character so that you always do so with humility, purpose, and piety.

A Community of Learning

Zaytuna College aims to foster a holistic environment of learning where inquiry, transmission, and debate take place as a way of life inside and outside the classroom.

The Trivium

The trivium is the foundation of the College’s pedagogical mission. Its constituent disciplines—grammar, logic, and rhetoric, each of which is taught in both the Islamic and Euro-American traditions—are studied and repeatedly practiced by students throughout their four years of study, to achieve excellence in reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning.

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BA Courses

Read course descriptions for the 4-year undergraduate program. 


An opportunity for advanced study with Zaytuna Faculty.

Experiential Learning

A unique holistic education beyond the classroom.


Common questions for prospective students and parents. 

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