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Overview for Islamic Studies

A program that focuses on Islam as preached by the Prophet Muhammad in 6th century Arabia and subsequently interpreted and elaborated by Islamic scholars and others; together with the cultural and social milieu related to the faith in various periods, localities, and branches. Includes instruction in Islamic scripture and related written authorities and commentaries (Qur'an, Hadith, Sunnah, Tafsir, Sirah); Islamic law and jurisprudence; Sufism; the various branches including Sunni, Shi'ia, Ahmaddiyyah, and others; and the development of Islamic religion and society from the beginnings to the present.

Careers for Islamic Studies Majors

A major in Islamic Studies is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Islamic Studies

Top 4 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Islamic Studies among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Moderately Selective$25,490 
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
Moderately Selective$24,367 
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
Highly Selective$30,006 
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Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
Moderately Selective$22,251 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.