Asian and Middle Eastern Languages & Studies - Concentration: Specialization in Arabic - Certificate

A certificate of specialization in Arabic focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Arabic, socially and professionally. This program should be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. The program has two tracks: one for students who with little or no previous background in Arabic, and one for students with a previous background in Arabic. 

The curriculum consists of six developmentally-sequenced semesters of instruction in Arabic. Students with no background in Arabic will begin the six-course sequence with ARBC 1001 and will complete the certificate with a total of 20 credits. Students who enter the program with a placement above ARBC 1001 will need to complete the six-course requirement by taking either or both ARBC 4183 and ARBC 4283, and will complete the certificate with 18-19 credits. A grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses to qualify for the certificate.