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Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and contemporary dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The curriculum draws on the expertise of diverse faculty from across the social sciences and humanities whose training, research, and teaching center on the MENA region. This is all the more important to address given the immense importance of the MENA region to a variety of careers, including education, journalism, international affairs, public policy, economic development, and security. This program is designed to complement the existence of area studies certificate programs for Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, and other regions/sub-regions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Knowledge of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has become increasingly central to a range of professional careers, including those in the educational, media, policy, financial, and defense sectors. This certificate program will provide students with much needed knowledge on the geography, history, and contemporary politics of the region. After graduation, students will be better able to both compete in the job market and succeed in their jobs. In addition, all of these opportunities serve to also better prepare students for potential graduate study in a discipline or program in which the Middle East and North Africa will feature centrally in the students' course of study.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences 
History Department
Bentley Annex 452
Phone: 740.593.4334
Fax: 740.593.0259

Administrative Contact

Ziad Abu-Rish, contact person

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