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Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies degree program provides a comprehensive understanding of Middle Eastern societies, languages, cultures, tenets, religion, history, literature, politics, and challenges. This online bachelor’s degree is useful for business executives, journalists, government contractors, military service members, political analysts, or other professions requiring an in-depth knowledge of the Middle East. Graduates are able to:

  • Analyze the development of political and economic institutions
  • Explain the role of international and transnational organizations in both a global and regional setting
  • Describe how political, economic, social, and military structures work within the region
  • Articulate the role of colonization in the development of the nation state system in the ME
  • Determine how conflict and shifting alliances shaped the politics of the region
  • Summarize the challenges facing Middle Eastern countries individually and as a region
  • Compare and contrast the different cultures and religions within the Middle East
  • Evaluate existing cooperation efforts and the long term viability of those efforts for success
  • Analyze the role religion plays in the political, social, and economic fabric of the region


Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. College Readiness Assessment (waived for students with 9 or more college credits). Official transcripts.

Accreditation & Licensing

Higher Learning Commission