Islamic Studies

The Islamic Studies Program does not have a regional focus; instead, it has a global view of Muslim states (from Indonesia to Bosnia and Herzegovina) and societies (from Malays to Muslim minorities in the US and Europe). It is an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNO.

The Islamic Studies Program has the following three objectives:

  1. Equip undergraduate students with knowledge on Muslim states and societies through its minor program. To this end, the program continuously increases the number of courses at UNO about Islam and Muslims.
  2. Develop research projects to better understand historical, cultural and political factors that explain the challenging issues in the Muslim world.
  3. Organize events to disseminate knowledge regarding the Muslim world to the broader metropolitan community of Omaha and beyond.

Given the importance of Islam in world politics and the global economy, our minor program is beneficial for those students who plan to pursue a career in business, education, history, anthropology, international studies, religious studies, communication, political science, social work, public administration, art and art history, medicine, criminal justice, sociology and other fields

Minors Offered

Islamic Studies minor

Other information

All coursework taken for the Islamic Studies minor must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.


Director of Islamic Studies Program, Ramazan Kilinc

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