Arabic Certificate

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Linguistics offers an undergraduate certificate in Arabic Language and Linguistics. This certificate program should lead students to: 

  • a high degree of proficiency in Arabic
  • an understanding of the linguistic structure of Arabic
  • an understanding of important issues in Arabic language and culture

The certificate program could conveniently accompany several undergraduate majors including, but not limited to, linguistics, communication science, and various undergraduate disciplines that serve as the basis for graduate-level degrees and certificates in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. The program draws on the academic strengths and resources of the Department of Linguistics in the faculty of Arts and Science and the Department of Instruction and learning in the School of Education.

  • Students who are interested in the Arabic Certificate can apply for entrance into that certificate program early each spring semester, before class registration for the following fall semester begins. Students are encouraged to apply while taking Arabic 2.
    Contact the Arabic Language Coordinator, Amani Attia, for specific deadlines.

Currently, there is a limit of 20 students per academic year who can enroll in the Arabic Certificate Program. For this reason, each applicant will be required to go through an evaluation process. Please contact Amani Attia, Arabic Coordinator for application packets or more information.

Certificate Application (in PDF)

Please click on the link below to complete the online certificate application in its entirety. A printable list of reminders is also provided.