The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies offers a variety of rigorous courses in culture, literature, linguistics, conversation, and grammar

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Here you will find information about majoring or minoring in Russian, study abroad opportunities to Russia, faculty profiles, course descriptions, extra-curricular activities, and contact information. 

Choose Russian and Slavic Studies for the...

  • award winning teachers and advisors.
  • proficiency-based language program in Russian.
  • well-established Study Abroad programs to Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
  • excellence, we have the only graduate program in Russian in the regional Rocky Mountain corridor (Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana) and Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
  • diverse program in Russian literature, culture, linguistics, and language.
  • world-renowned scholars in Russian and Slavic language, literatures, cultures, and linguistics.

Degrees and programs available

  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian with three tracks: Language, Literature, and Culture, Culture-Intensive, Heritage
    • 3 tracks toward a BA in Russian: Language, Literature, Culture track, Culture Intensive track, or Heritage track.
  • Russian Minor
  • Master of Arts in Russian with two tracks: Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) or Russian and East European Studies (REES)
    • 2 tracks toward an MA in Russian: the Language, Literature, Linguistics track or the Russian and East European Studies track

News & Events

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A musician and former music teacher, Ex-Chair of the Tucson Almaty Sister Cities Committee (TASCC), Mrs.
Monday, May 2, 2016
The Russian and Slavic Studies Department, along with SILLC and the College of the Humanities, congratulates Ari Meldrum and Megan McNaughton for the their recent 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
On October 26, 2015 participants in RSSS 195A : The Other Kazakhstan Skyped with students at South Kazakhstan Institute of Pedagogy.