Discover ‘the cradle of civilization.’
When you major in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, you learn in-demand skills such as reporting, editing, writing, interpersonal communication and more. Some NELC majors pursue careers directly associated with Near Eastern Languages and Civilization; others pursue fields not typically associated with NELC. Our alumni have been successful in law, medicine, government and education careers, and have pursued advanced degrees in the humanities and social sciences.
You can put your NELC major to use as a(n):
- Investment specialist
- International researcher
- Social worker
- Foreign Embassy staff
- Media specialist
- Museum curator
- Finance manager
Work one-on-one with faculty
Independent study offers you the opportunity to work directly with faculty in an area of shared interest. These studies are designed for advanced students who have either completed all available courses in a specific subject or who are completing advanced research. Faculty consider each independent study request individually. Undergraduate independent study options include Direct Readings, Undergraduate Research and Senior Essay.
Find Yourself in Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Through study of the cultures and languages of the Near and Middle East, gain the knowledge and practical skills to succeed in a variety of careers.
Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization Stories
Faculty and students are digitizing historically valuable texts through Newbook Digital Texts.