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Arabic for the Health Care Professions (Undergraduate Certificate)

NGOs, language service employers, healthcare and health insurance companies, medical schools, and medical providers increasingly seek candidates with adequately certified specialized language and cultural skills. These skills are particularly important in Michigan, given its location as a hub for industry and a haven for Arabic-speaking communities, where Arabic is an asset and used in the domains of religion, commerce, education, administration, and other industries. The Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic for the Health Care Professions provides students with the ability to read, write, listen, and speak in Modern Standard and dialectal Arabic; carry out specialized and routine relevant tasks. Students also gain knowledge about cultural differences and practices that allow them to better understand health care contexts and function within an Arab/Arabic cultures.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University. Students who want to apply for the certificate must first finish one year of Arabic classes (ARB 1010 and ARB 1020) or pass the placement exam and have a minimum of a 2.5 g.p.a. The program shall also be open to students who have previously earned a baccalaureate level degree at Wayne State or another accredited institution.

Program Requirements

The Arabic for the Health Care Professions Undergraduate Certificate requires the completion of a minimum of 16 credits. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship.

Required Courses
ARB 2010Intermediate Arabic I4
ARB 3210Spoken Arabic3
ARB 3300Conversation and Composition3
ARB 5700Arabic for Healthcare Professions3
NE 5999Internship in Near Eastern Studies3
Total Credits16
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