About Our Program
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.
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Why Study the Middle East?
Middle East Studies News & Featured Events
Natalie Koch - Arid Empire: The Entangled Fates of Arizona and Arabia
Event Info: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 1pm-2pm (Refreshments), 2pm-3:30 (Presentation) - CTIHB Jewel Box 143
Careers in Foreign Service Friday, February 10, 2023 12pm-1:30 - CTIHB 201/211
Middle Eastern Languages Club Opening Social
Join us for our Middle Eastern Languages Club (MELC) Opening Social!
Going Global Career Panel: Identities at Work
Each year, we coordinate thisevent for our International & Area Studiesâ students in conjunction with the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Utah, to highlight the global careers, international experiences, and language skills of individuals working in globally focused roles, and how those skills and experiences have benefitted them in the workplace. Because we want to highlight and elevate the voices and experiences of marginalized individuals in the U.S. (e.g. racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, etc.), we will also ask questions about how their identity has impacted their work.