The Middle East Studies degree is designed to provide students with language and cultural
competence in the region of the Middle East that can become the foundation for careers
in public affairs, public service, business, and many other fields. Students are strongly
encouraged to combine the Middle East Studies Major with a major in another discipline
so that upon graduation they have acquired a foundation of career-oriented skills
as well as a high degree of global competency.
These degrees are designed to prepare our students to become global citizens, versed
in the languages and cultures of the region, with the intellectual flexibility to
combine area studies and professional competence, and cognizant of the complex linkages
that define the profound relevance of the Middle East for the United States today.