Academic & Professional Training

The Melikian Center supports and mentors undergraduate and graduate students studying Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

*The Baccalaureate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies (REES) encourages students to develop special competency in Russian, Eurasian, or East European languages and area studies. 

*The Melikian Center works with interested students to craft a program of studies emphasizing Eastern European or Eurasian studies within the bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (BIS) program.

*The Melikian Center's Critical Languages Institute (CLI) has evolved into one of the largest summer training facilities in the U.S. for less commonly taught languages, offering courses in 11 languages at up to 6 levels to over 150 students each summer. The signature of the CLI are its hybrid courses, where classes are conducted in two segments, a 7-week course on the ASU campus and an optional 4-week overseas program.

Arizona State University offers a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (BIS). The Melikian Center will work with interested students to craft a program of studies emphasizing Eastern European or Eurasian studies within the BIS program.

The BIS Concentration in Russian and East European Studies is being revised.  Please check back for updated requirements.

The Islamic Studies Certificate is designed to provide a deeper appreciation for Islam’s multiculturalism, major achievements, and contemporary relevance. Its goal is to enhance students’ prospects for graduate admissions in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies and Area Studies and for any professional program in international law and business that focuses on global Muslim societies.

See the Islamic Studies webpage for details.

The Baccalaureate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies (REES) encourages students to develop special competency in Russian, Eurasian, or East European languages and area studies. 

The REES Certificate is being revised.  Please check back for updated requirements.