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University of Utah students can complete the BA language requirement with Persian or choose to major or minor in Middle East Studies with Persian as their language emphasis. For more information on Middle East Studies majors and minors, please visit

Language Courses

We offer courses and resources designed to train students in Persian, also known as Farsi, at all stages of proficiency. In addition to three years of language learning, Persian literature and culture courses are also available. These courses may be found on the Middle East Studies’ website.

BA in Middle East Studies

The Middle East Studies major is designed to provide students with language and cultural competence in the region of the Middle which can become the foundation for careers in public affairs, public service, business, and many other fields. Students pursuing the major may study Persian as their language emphasis. Learn more here.

Minor in Middle East Studies

The Middle East Studies minor is designed to be paired with another major in a discipline, so that students can combine discipline-specific skills with a degree of language and cultural competency. Students pursuing the minor may study Persian as their language. Learn more here.

Last Updated: 7/31/17