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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in four years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.


Middle East Studies, B.I.S.

Undergraduate Director
Laura A. Hastings, Ph.D.
[email protected]

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Middle East Studies is ideal for students who want a well-rounded understanding of the Middle East along with an in-depth knowledge of a language of the region.

The major prepares students for careers in government, business, the nonprofit sector or the military, as well as for graduate school.


Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) Programs

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Students in the major are required to develop competency in Arabic or another Middle Eastern language through the 2002 level of coursework.

Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program in the region.

For details of the course requirements, see the course catalog.

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  • Demonstrate competency in a language spoken in the Middle East
  • Become familiar with multidisciplinary research methods used in Middle East Studies
  • Explore the literature, religion, visual culture, gender relations, economics, history and politics of the Middle East region
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills and work to creatively solve problems
  • Develop teamwork skills and effectively communicate different perspectives on issues related to the Middle East



The major prepares students for careers in government, business, the nonprofit sector or the military, as well as for graduate school.


Undergraduate Director

Laura A. Hastings, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer 
Department of Political Science
[email protected]

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