Careers in Near Eastern Studies

Concentrators in Near Eastern studies have been able to apply their learning directly in careers in international business, banking, investment, consulting, the media, law, insurance, diplomacy, national security, relief work, and, with further graduate study, teaching and research. By teaching students how to think, an undergraduate concentration in Near Eastern Studies also helps prepare them for entirely different occupations in fields ranging from medicine to computer science to the arts.  

In addition to serving as the focal point of a broad liberal arts education, the Near Eastern studies major can also serve as a basis for graduate or professional study. The department's many small classes and seminars allow extensive student/teacher interaction and equip students to pursue graduate degrees in history, economics, international affairs, government, diplomacy, journalism, and public policy, among other subjects.