Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic
Develop a strong foundation in Arabic and learn to communicate in one of the world’s most widely used languages with the Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 20-credit certificate program builds language skills and cultural competence, and it helps students pursuing a bachelor's degree gain a competitive edge in many fields and disciplines.
The Arabic Undergraduate Certificate coursework helps you form the foundation to use Arabic socially and professionally. Whether you want to work in the U.S. or abroad, expertise in Arabic can help elevate your career opportunities.
Classes & Curriculum
The Arabic Certificate is awarded at the completion of your undergraduate degree. It is not a standalone program of study.
Courses you will take as part of the curriculum include
- Arabic Elements I and II,
- Arabic Intermediate I and II, and
- Arabic Advanced I and II.
The ability to speak, read and write in more than one language can set you apart in today’s global job market. It may increase your marketability and opportunities for career advancement and promotion.
The Arabic Certificate is ideal for students considering careers in international business, government service, or other professions in which multilingual proficiency is desirable or even necessary. The critical skills gained from learning a foreign language are directly applicable to today’s rapidly diversifying world and can be used across all fields and disciplines.
Bilingual professionals fluent in Arabic and English are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for interpreters and translators is projected to increase 19% by 2028. Students in the Arabic Certificate (Undergraduate) program are prepared for the professional global workforce.