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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 students to pursue careers in research, teaching, government service, business, and more.

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Ready to begin your studies? Declare Russian Major or Minor

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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.
  • excellence, we have the only graduate program in Russian in the regional Rocky Mountain corridor (Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana) and Wyoming 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 two tracks: Language Intensive Track or Culture Intensive track.
  • Russian Minor
  • Master of Arts in Russian with two tracks: Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) or Russian and East European Studies (REES)

News & Events

February 15th, 2019 to February 22nd, 2019
moscow art theatre - Study abroad information session   Friday, February 15 Session 1: 10:30-11:30 AM Session 2: 4-5 PM Where: Drama 116   Considering Study Abroad? Not sure what your options are? Attend an information session to ask...
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies congratulates Svetlana Popovic on receiving her MA in Russian and Slavic Studies. Svetlana was hooded by Dr. Grace Fielder during the College of Humanities Ceremony on December 14, 2018.  Way to...
THE POWER OF THE POWERLESS: A 1968 RETROSPECTIVE Join us for the symposium “The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective” on Nov. 2, 2018. This event brings together scholars from multiple disciplines and perspectives on the 50th...
2019 AATSEEL–Arizona Conference The University of Arizona Department of Russian and Slavic Studies April 6, 2019 (Saturday) CALL FOR PAPERS   The Arizona Branch of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages...
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies is excited to announce two new study abroad programs in Moscow!    Russian Theatre and Performance Application Deadline: February 25, 2019 Program Dates: May 10-May 27, 2019  Description: Study...

Alumni News & Directory

Our Russian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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