UA President and the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies condemn Russia's war on Ukraine

Alumni Story

Why I Chose Russian & Slavic Studies

When I began to study Russian, my life bloomed into full color.

Dana Vandersip
B.A. Russian Studies, 1988
Vice President of Development, Make-A-Wish Foundation

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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 and Kazakhstan.
  • 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)

Meet Katie

Katie is an informed performer who hopes to teach music one day. By learning Russian and understanding the culture behind the pieces she plays on her harp, she can express the music better.

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News & Events

The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies condemns Russia’s assault on Ukraine. The University of Arizona is the home of many scholars and students who have spent their lives studying Ukraine, Russia, and other nations in Eastern Europe and...
Dr. Liudmila Klimanova, Assistant Professor in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, has been awarded the University’s 2022 Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award.   Announced by the Office of the Provost, the award is given...
Dr. Colleen Lucey, Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, is the recipient of the College of Humanities 2022 Distinguished Teaching Award.   “Dr. Lucey’s contributions have been truly monumental in promoting the teaching mission of the...
Professor Liudmila Klimanova (Russian & Slavic Studies) was awarded the 2021 Dorothy Chun Award for Best Article in Language Learning & Technology Journal for her recent publication, “The evolution of identity research in CALL: From scripted...

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