Programs & Courses

Areas of Study

MELC's program offerings include Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, Turkic, and Turkish studies.

Undergraduate Program

MELC's undergraduate program offers multiple concentrations in Near Eastern Studies, including Languages & Cultures, Comparative Civilizations, and Hebrew Bible & Ancient Near East. We also have six minors.

Graduate Program

We offer a Master of Arts degree. MELC does not have a Ph.D. program.


Our department offers courses on language, literature, history, and culture. View our current, upcoming, and past course offerings.

Independent Study

Learn about options for conducting independent research with our faculty.

Language Placement & Proficiency

Policies about placement in our language courses and proficiency exams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to many of our Frequently Asked Questions in our MELC Program FAQ. If you still can't find what you're looking for, contact an adviser.