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, April 29, 2015
RSSS offers courses in Pre-session, Summer I and Summer II. Summer Pre-Session (May 18 – June 1): RSSS 315 – Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
On October 26, 2015 participants in RSSS 195A : The Other Kazakhstan Skyped with students at South Kazakhstan Institute of Pedagogy.
Monday, November 23, 2015
On November 11, 2015 students in RSSS 195A: The Other Kazakhstan held a lively debate on several issues concerning recent political events.