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Minor in Middle Eastern Studies

General Information

Syracuse University’s relationship with the Middle East extends back more than 60 years and spans many disciplines—from public administration and media studies to literature and religion. Today, SU provides an array of opportunities for students to learn about and visit this extraordinary region. More than 20 faculty members are experts in the Middle East, while the University offers over 80 such graduate and undergraduate courses. 

Located in the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) offers both an interdisciplinary minor and a B.A. through The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies through the Maxwell School. All three programs are steeped in world-class instruction and study-abroad opportunities, providing unique insights into one of today’s fastest growing regions.

Visit the Middle Eastern Studies Program site at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs for course information, events, awards, news, updates, and more .

Minor Requirements

Students who wish to receive a minor in Middle Eastern Studies must complete a total of six courses:

  • Two consecutive language classes in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Hebrew (8 credits)
  • Four elective MES content courses (numbered 300 and above) from at least two different departments (12 credits)

See the Course Catalog for more information.

Program Faculty