Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
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Ancient Near Eastern and biblical languages, literatures, and linguistics is 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. these languages include, but are not limited to, 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. includes instruction in philology, epigraphy, papyrology, numismatics, and textual studies.
Careers for program graduates
Ancient Near Eastern and biblical languages, literatures, and linguistics majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Have completions for less common foreign languages changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in less common foreign languages
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in less common foreign languages. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 47% of less common foreign languages majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of less common foreign languages majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 76% of other fields.
Top careers for those with a degree in less common foreign languages
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Less Common Foreign Languages (which combines 35 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in less common foreign languages
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by less common foreign languages graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
Explore schools that offer ancient Near Eastern and biblical languages, literatures, and linguistics degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
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Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor
suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.
Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students
should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).
Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough
to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.
We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by
full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.
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less common foreign languages is part of a larger collection of programs: Linguistics and Foreign Languages and Literature. Is there a different program that's close to less common foreign languages that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all ancient Near Eastern and biblical languages, literatures, and linguistics graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 73% of other programs.