The Persian program at The University of Pittsburgh is committed to training the next generation of Persian language speakers. Students in the program have the opportunity to study up to eight levels of Persian language including training in oral, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Several generous scholarship opportunities are available to study the Perisan language for undergraduate and graduate students.
Six levels of Persian are offered at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, please click here.
Why Study Persian?
- Persian is one of the most important languages of the Middle East and Central Asia.
- Persian speakers are in high demand for government, business, military, international law, and engineering jobs!
- Persian is one of the oldest languages in the world!
- Persian speakers can be found in every major city in the western world.
Use Persian to Earn Pitt Credentials
- Persian Minor
- Global Studies Certificate
- Asian Studies Certificate
- General Education Requirements
- Lingustics Major Language Requirement
- BPHIL in IAS-Global Studies Track
Persian Outside the Classroom
- Persian Panthers
- Persian Student Association
- The Center of Iranian Music
What do Students Say?
"My Persian studies at The University of Pittsburgh have helped me academically, professionally, and personally in numerous ways." -Kate, '12
"Thanks to Persian, I have been a popular candidate at several career fairs and have opportunities all over the world!" -Joseph, '13
"My background in Farsi has opened up so many opportunities for me; I am very grateful for this program and its positive influence on my life." -Amanda, '14