Departments & Programs

Islamic Studies


Over the past decade, knowledge of the Muslim world—of its inter-relationships and international connections—has become more important as the Western World attempts to constructively engage with its 1.4 billion inhabitants. Students wishing to pursue work that focuses on Islam and the Muslim world need a wide range of skills and experiences to be competitive in post graduate education, private business, nongovernmental, and governmental careers.

The Certificate will provide students with both historical and contemporary knowledge as well as the critical thinking skills to interpret new information by emphasizing comparative approaches to various religious, political, cultural, and economic phenomena.

The Certificate in Islamic Studies is administered by International Studies. For questions about courses and other advising issues, please contact elwill [at] indiana [dot] edu (Emily Williams) in International Studies.

The Islamic Studies Program is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies, see

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Contact Information

Islamic Studies Program
114 Weatherly Hall
400 N. Sunrise Drive
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 856-3977

islmprog [at] indiana [dot] edu