Called by many “the cradle of civilization,” the Middle East and North Africa is a fascinating area that substantially impacts much of the world. With the Middle East and North African Studies concentration (MENA), you will approach this region from an interdisciplinary point of view. 

You’ll gain knowledge of this complex and subtle sphere through a curriculum connected to anthropology and sociology, economics, history, international studies, political science, religion and modern languages. And you’ll have many options to learn experientially about the region: via a study abroad; an internship at an NGO, business, or governmental organization; a research project related to the MENA region; or community work in areas with predominantly Middle Eastern populations. 

This work prepares you for many career opportunities, including global corporations, government, nonprofit and service agencies, and graduate study.