- Middle East Studies Certificate* administered by the School of Social Sciences
- Global Leadership Certificate* administered by the Center for International Education
Certificates are only for UCI degree seeking students
Learn more about the Global Leadership Certificate, offered through the Center for International Education.
This certificate recognizes intensive study and knowledge of various aspects of the Middle East region. It is designed for students who want to narrow their focus of study to a particular region in or culture, language or religion of or issues pertaining to the Middle East.
The core courses required for this certificate are: one course in the History of the region AND one course on Middle East Politics. Middle East Politics is offered every winter quarter (INTL ST 165/SOC SCI 188A/POL SCI 158D) through the School of Social Sciences. History courses pertaining to the region are primarily offered through the History Department.
Four additional elective courses are required for a total of six courses required to obtain the certificate. A grade of C or better is required in courses to be counted toward the certificate. One language course can be counted toward the certificate. An independent research project may be used as an elective if the work is pertaining to the region. A syllabus or course outline from the instructor is required.
Applications can be submitted and a certificate granted at any time. Students may apply as soon as they have completed the necessary coursework (courses in progress are acceptable). A ceremony is held annually during spring quarter for those who wish to receive their certificates there.
To apply, please complete the online application and submit it along with an unofficial transcript.
Click here for a list of applicable coursework.
For further information about the Middle East Studies Certificate, please contact:
Click here for information about the Middle East Studies Student Initiative.