Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Why minor in Middle Eastern studies?

  • With guidance from your advisor, you’ll tailor your curriculum to include courses in political science, history, archaeology and languages.
  • You’ll enjoy study abroad opportunities to historic locations such as Jordan, Turkey and Morocco.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East will prepare you for careers in homeland security, government relations, nonprofits, multi-national corporations and private risk analysis.

Middle Eastern Studies

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science

Administration of the program

Courses must be approved by the faculty of the Middle Eastern Studies Committee for inclusion in the minor. The administrator of the program must approve the course of study for each student who wishes to complete a Middle Eastern Studies minor.

The Middle Eastern Studies Program provides a minor course of study allowing students to concentrate their efforts in the study of the peoples, cultures, history, geography, languages, and religions of the modern Middle East. With the increased emphasis being placed on International Studies, world markets, and diversity awareness, the College of Humanities and Public Affairs has created a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Students who earn this minor will be better prepared for careers in international business, public service, human resources, and graduate studies in history, political science, public administration, and religious studies.

  1. Complete 6 hours from: HST 370(3), HST 371(3), PLS 544(3)

  2. Complete 12 hours from the following areas, with no more than six hours from any one category:

    1. HST 543(3)

    2. ART 382(3), REL 330(3), REL 350(3), REL 397(3)*

    3. ARB 101(3), ARB 102(3), ARB 201(3), ARB 202(3); HBW 101(3), HBW 102(3), HBW 201(3), HBW 202(3); LLT 197(3)*

    4. ANT 335(3), GRY 305(3)*, PLS 546(3), SOC 397(3)*

      *when applicable

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