Introduction to the Program

Ohio Wesleyan is one of only a handful of national liberal arts colleges with an academic program dedicated to the study of the Middle East.

Our Middle Eastern Studies program brings together faculty with expertise in the culture, religions, languages, politics, history, literature, and art of the Middle East.

This interdisciplinary approach provides OWU students with a holistic understanding of the Middle East and creates an ideal environment for students to work closely with faculty mentors to deeply explore their own areas of interest. 

Program Features

  • Every student majoring in Middle Eastern Studies works with a faculty mentor to complete an intellectually rigorous research project.
  • Through The OWU Connection, students can obtain grants to support research, travel, and internships in the Middle East.

Available Majors

Program Contact Info


Phillips Hall 219
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3829

Program Director

David Caplan
Professor of English
Sturges Hall 203