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Overview for Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics

A program that focuses on one or more of the extinct Semitic and/or Non-Semitic languages spoken in the ancient Near East, including those used to write historical Jewish and Christian religious texts. Includes instruction in languages such as Egyptian/Coptic, Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Aramaic, Cannanite, Phonecian, Samarian, Ugaritic, Syriac, Mandean, Hattic, Elamite, Hurrian, Hittite, Urartian, Lydian, Luwian, Lycian, Palaic, Sabaean/South Arabian, and other associated languages, plus allied disciplines such as philology, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, and textual studies.

Careers for Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics Majors

A major in Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics

Top 12 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
 Northland International University
Dunbar, WI
Open Admissions$11,480 
Union University
Jackson, TN
Less Selective$21,040 
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Mequon, WI
Moderately Selective$20,990 
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Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, MI
Less Selective$20,520 
Concordia University
River Forest, IL
Moderately Selective$23,455 
Howard Payne University
Brownwood, TX
Moderately Selective$18,650 
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN
Less Selective$18,702 
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Luther College
Decorah, IA
Moderately Selective$32,290 
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Most Selective$36,500 
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Moderately Selective$4,290 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.