• Middle East Studies Program

    Interested in a career in government, business and finance, or an international organization? Hamline’s Middle East Studies minor may be just what you’re looking for.

    All eyes are on the Middle East as mass protests and revolts spread throughout the Arab World. This is not the first time that events in the Middle East have attracted public interest on a global level. As the birthplace of at least four major religions and many civilizations, the Middle East has for centuries been a center of knowledge and ideas, of techniques and commodities, and, at times, of military and economic power. Yet despite the historical and cultural significance of the Middle East, the general understanding of this area and its peoples is often fragmentary and distorted.

    Students interested in pursuing a major in Middle East Studies may do so through the flexible curriculum option. To apply for a flex curriculum major in Middle East Studies, please refer to the process outlined under “Flexible Curriculum Option

    Flexible curriculum proposal forms can be obtained in the Registration and Records office and must be approved no later than the end of the junior year.

    Did you know? Middle Eastern Studies in the United States is an exciting and growing field. Currently, the Middle East Studies of America (MESA) lists more than 3,000 institutional members. As the Middle East’s role in US foreign and economic policy looms larger than ever, various US government agencies and departments have been seeking and recruiting graduates with degrees and knowledge of the region.

    Learn more about the requirements for the Middle East Studies minor

    See a list of sample courses