Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic for Health Care Professions

The Arabic for health care professions certificate provides students with the ability to read, write, listen and speak in modern standard and dialectal Arabic in a variety of health care settings.

Health care providers who understand diverse cultures are better able to promote cultural awareness among their colleagues and patients. This can help to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for patients from all backgrounds. Students in the certificate program will explore cultural differences and practices that will allow them to better understand health care contexts and function within Arabic cultures. These skills are particularly important in Michigan, given its location as a hub for industry and a haven for Arabic-speaking communities. Arabic is an asset in Michigan, where it is used in the domains of religion, commerce, education, administration and other industries.

Admission requirements

  • 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 GPA
  • The program is also open to students who have previously earned a bachelor's degree at Wayne State or another accredited institution.

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