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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

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Fulfill some of your General Education requirements with Russian and Slavic Studies. Tier II Individuals and Society - Honors Contract RSSS 315 Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture  Instructor: Jessica Mattix 12/12/2020 - 1/12/...
Funding is available for UA undergraduates to take part in two exciting new opportunities to collaborate with fellow students from across the US! The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies invites applications for the following two programs, each...
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Join three alumni from The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies program as they share their experiences working in the cyber security industry—using Russian, engaging Russian hackers, and researching threats to private industry and government...

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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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