Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic for Health Care Professions

The Arabic for Health Care Professions certificate allows students to read, write, listen, and speak modern-standard and dialectal Arabic in various healthcare settings. Healthcare providers understanding diverse cultures can better 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 better to 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, used in the domains of religion, commerce, education, administration and other sectors.

How to apply

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.

Current student

Not a current student

If you're a Wayne State alum or have a bachelor's from another accredited institution, apply to Wayne State as a post-bachelor student and select "Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic for Health Care Professions" as your planned course of study on the second page of the application.

Apply as a post-bachelor applicant

Next steps

Once accepted to Wayne State, a language advisor will contact you with the next steps.

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