Middle East Studies

Tehran, Iran
Tehran, Iran
Middle East Studies gives students an understanding of the history and culture of the multiple countries that make up the Middle East, from ancient through modern times. It is an interdisciplinary area of study that encompasses various aspects of the Middle East such as history, politics, religion, language, literature, art history, and more. Middle East Studies offers a way to investigate a region of the world from multiple perspectives engaging a variety of methods of study.
Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts, Minor

Degree Options

  • History
  • Jewish Studies
  • Political Science

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to do in depth research on the Middle East and hope to spend time abroad to learn the cultures and languages.
  • You want to pursue a career or engage in graduate studies in fields such as archaeology, philosophy, literature, religious studies, political sciences, and more.
  • You are interested in learning about the societies and cultures of ancient civilizations.


  • Middle East History
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Politics

Out-of-Classroom Experiences

  • The Israel Project
  • Penn State Division of Development and Alumni Relations
  • Global Connections
  • Council on Foreign Relations Meetings
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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Business, Government, Higher Education, Human Rights, Media

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This program is housed in the Middle Eastern Studies Program
 at Penn State University Park.
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