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Undergraduate Certificate
Arabic Language and the Middle East

Arabic Language and the Middle East
Undergraduate Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • Transfer up to 9 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Expand your horizons with an Arabic foreign language area studies undergraduate certificate from UMGC Europe.

Arabic is the sixth most frequently spoken language in the world and one of the most sought-after languages in the U.S. government and military. A foreign language area studies certificate in Arabic and the Middle East will demonstrate your value to employers in both the civilian and military sectors.


Core Courses (12 credits)

  • (3 Credits, ARAB 111)
  • (3 Credits, ARAB 112)
  • (3 Credits, ARAB 114)
  • (3 Credits, ARAB 115)

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in Arabic and the Middle East culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics

Some examples follow:

  • Any ARAB course(s)
  • (3 Credits, BMGT 392)
  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)

Common Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You must complete a total of 18 credits, including at least 9 credits with UMGC.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses. Certificate courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • At least half of the total credits you use for any certificate must be earned through graded coursework.
  • You may not use the same course toward completion of more than one certificate. In cases where the same course is required for two certificates, you must replace that course with an approved substitute for the second certificate.
  • No more than half of the total credits for any certificate may be earned through credit by examination, prior-learning portfolio credit, internship/Workplace Learning credit, or transfer credit from other schools.

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