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Middle East Studies

The study of a world region is intended to provide students with a broad, integrated overview of the influences that have shaped, and continue to shape, its internal evolution as well as the role it plays in the world.

The Middle East Studies major introduces students to the cultural, economic. historical and political forces that have combined to determine its contemporary character, shape U.S. policy towards the region and produce the resurgence of Islam that it is currently experiencing.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree are required to complete a minimum of two years of foreign language study in a language appropriate to the chosen specialization.

Coursework completed at OSU or abroad and/or appropriate placement test results can document this.

Those choosing to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minor in one of the following areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Business, City and Regional Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Global Public Health
  • Information Security
  • International Business
  • Quantitative Economics


Brochures for the Middle East Studies major

For students admitted to OSU Autumn 2023 and after



For students admitted to OSU Autumn 2022 through Summer 2023



For students admitted to OSU Summer 2022 and before




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