Students graduating from Catholic University with a degree in Semitics possess excellent qualifications for jobs and advanced study in Christian Near East studies with specializations in the Arabic, Coptic or Syriac languages. The advanced language and research skills gained through our programs make our graduates uniquely qualified for leadership roles in scholarly research and teaching is the highly specialized area of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures.

  • The faculty and staff in the Semitics Department will guide you toward internships, career-oriented research opportunities, and options for advanced graduate study.
  • The Center for Academic and Career Success can help you create a customized action plan, consider specific career options, work with you to develop your résumé and cover letter, and assist you with the job-search process.
  • Our active alumni network will help you make the connections you will need to get your career off to a great start.

A recent survey of 2017 graduates found that 94 percent were either employed, in graduate school or volunteering, earning an average salary of $51,531 within six months of graduation. More than 80 percent completed at least one internship during their undergraduate experience, and more than half completed two or more internships. Learn more about student outcomes.

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