Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree

Graduation Requirements

Students need a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to graduate from Zaytuna College and must have achieved a passing grade/evaluation in all the requirements listed here:

UnitsOfficial RecordNotes
Completion of Coursework138TranscriptNo more than one class per semester may be taken on a pass/fail basis
Experiential Learning3TranscriptRequirements include discussion with Director of Student Affairs: reflection paper
Senior thesis4TranscriptRequirements include advisor evaluation, approval, and comments; 35-40 pages (8,000-10,000 words) in English, or 15-20 pages (4,000-5,000 words) in Arabic.
Recitation of the Quran (tajwid)1TranscriptRequirements include assessment by tajwid instructor Text: Al-Jazariyyah
Memorization of the Quran (hifz)1TranscriptRequirements include assessment by tajwid instructor for Juz'30; al-Baqarah255; 285-286; Al-i Imran 190-200; al-Kahf 1-10, 101-110, Ya-Sin; al-Waquiah; al-Hashr 18-24
Total Units to graduate137

Curriculum Overview

All courses are three units, except where indicated. Classes not listed in the table are tajwid (one unit), memorization (one unit), experiential learning (three units), and the fiqh enrichment section for female students (optional).


Year One
Fall
Year Two
Fall
Year Three
Fall
Year Four
Fall
  • Arabic Grammar 1 (5 unites
  • Islamic Law 1: Purification and Prayer
  • Freshman Seminar
  • Prophetic Biography
  • Introduction to the Qu'ran
  • Arabic Grammar and Texts (4 units)
  • Prophetic Tradition
  • Quranic Sciences
  • Logic in the Islamic Tradition
  • Islamic History
  • Arabic Text Study 1
  • Constitutional Law
  • Islamic Law: Family
  • Natural Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Senior Thesis: Research Methods Seminar (1 unit)
  • Contemporary Muslim Thought
  • Metaphysical Foundations
  • Ethics
  • Astronomy in the Islamic Tradition
  • Arabic Rhetoric and Literature
Year One
Spring
Year Two
Spring
Year Three
Spring
Year Four
Spring
  • Arabic
    Grammar 2 (5 units)
  • Islamic Law 2: Alms, Fasting,
    and Pilgrimage
  • Formal Logic
  • Rhetoric 
  • Creedal
    Theology
  • Arabic Grammar
    and Texts 2 (4 units)
  • History of
    the United States 
  • Politics
  • Seminal Ancient Text
  • Economics
  • Arabic Text
    Study 2
  • Readings in
    Muslim Spirituality
  • Principles
    of Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Comparative Theology
  • Classical
    Muslim Texts and Commentaries
  • al-Ghazzali
  • Islamic Law: Commercial
  • Senior Thesis Writing
  • Islamic Law: Inheritance
  • Senior Arabic Seminar
Year One
Summer
Year One
Summer
Year One
Summer
Year One
Summer
  • Summer Arabic Intensive
  • Summer Arabic Intensive
  • Summer Arabic Intensive
  • Summer Arabic Intensive
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