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In the Islamic World Studies program, you will develop an understanding of the diverse Muslim communities and their interconnections by exploring their primary texts, history and cultural traditions. The Islamic World Studies curriculum combines an Arabic language requirement, fieldwork, service learning courses and opportunities for you to study abroad.

After completing introductory courses, you will work with an advisor to focus your studies on a specific area of Islamic studies that is appealing to you. You may construct your own concentration or choose one of the following:

  • History of Islam
  • Islam and World Politics
  • Islamic Thought
  • Middle Eastern Islam
As an Islamic World Studies major, you will take courses from various departments, including history, religious studies, political science, international studies, modern languages and women's studies to help you develop an understanding of the Islamic world from multiple perspectives.

Internship Possibilities


What can you do with this degree?

  • Community relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Governmental service
  • Immigration work
  • International program officer
  • International relations
  • International student services
  • Nonprofit work
  • Travel services