Middle Eastern Studies

College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.I.S. or a minor in either Middle Eastern Studies or Arabic Language and Literature

The Middle East Institute offers an interdisciplinary major in Middle East Studies, a minor in Middle East Studies and a minor in Arabic. The major is ideal for students who want a well-rounded understanding of the Middle East along with the opportunity to study languages of the region. Students take courses on the Middle East in a variety of disciplines, including history, political science, religious studies, communication and women’s studies. Each student selects the specific courses included in his or her program of study in consultation with an MEI adviser. The MES major prepares students for graduate school or for careers in government, business, the non-profit sector or the military.

Career Opportunities

Students who major in Middle Eastern Studies choose many different career paths, including: government, politics, education, business, nonprofit, consultant


Because there are multiple ways to register, we encourage you to contact either Dr. Gayle Nelson at gaylenelson@gsu.edu or Dr. Ian Campbell at icampbell@gsu.edu for academic information.