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Students explore the rich heritage of Russia and the post-Soviet world and position them for careers through a variety of courses in culture, film, literature, and language. Enhancing oral and written communication skills in this program will enable sutdents to pursue careers in research, teaching, government service, business, and more.

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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

October 27th, 2016 to October 29th, 2016
Come home and join the University of Arizona College of Humanities as we BEAR DOWN and celebrate Homecoming 2016 with events featuring the Russian & Slavic Studies Department. Drop in for just one event or all of the days’ festivities...
How does language influence politics, culture, and art in modern Kazakhstan? Read Matthew Lichtenberger's intriguing and insightful essay on the history of the Kazakh language. Written as part of coursework for RSSS 195 with instructor...