Integrating religious studies with the arts and sciences

Founded in 1897, the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures has maintained a commitment to research and instruction in the languages and literatures of the Near East. This departmental focus on the Christian heritage of the communities of the Middle East is unique in the United States.


  • Department Chair Dr. Andrew Gross

    Message from the Chair

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  • National Archives Building

    Why Study Semitics in D.C.?

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  • Books

    Department History

    Founded in 1897, this department reflects Catholic University's historical commitment to integrate religious studies with the arts and sciences.

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  • Semitics class

    Career Outlook

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  • Semitics Students

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