Middle East Studies Bachelor's Degree Overview
There’s tremendous focus today on the countries of the Middle East. But the complex region is often misunderstood and misrepresented.
The University of Toledo’s bachelor’s degree program in Middle East studies explores the history and contemporary issues of the Middle East. Undergraduates study the region’s religions, cultures and socioeconomic systems, along with its relations with the rest of the world.
Middle East Studies Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Flexible curriculum. Work with an adviser to create a degree that fits your interests. Middle East studies majors must get an equal number of credits in their major and a related field of their choice.
- Live and learn with a thriving Middle Eastern population. The cities and suburbs of Toledo and Detroit (an hour north of Toledo) have welcomed many families from the Middle East. This creates a rich, vibrant learning environment for UToledo students.
- Study abroad or do an internship tailored to your interests and needs.
- Exposure to different perspectives. The Middle East studies major is in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Take classes with UT faculty who offer unique perspectives. They represent a variety of disciplines and areas of research and expertise.
- Foreign Language Learning Center. Middle East studies students must take two years of a language. The learning lab is an invaluable resource. Undergrads can read foreign-language comic books, watch TV shows from other countries and use study aids.
UToledo graduates in the Middle East studies program usually go to graduate or law school. They also find careers in:
- Diplomacy and foreign affairs
- Criminal justice
Middle East Studies Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
- Current Issues in the Middle East
- Arabic languages courses
- Government and Legal Systems in the Middle East
- Contemporary Issues in Islam