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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

In the Spring of 2021, Human Rights Practice and Russian and Slavic Studies students in RSSS 308 Communicating in a Cultural Context led by Professor Liudmila Klimanova collaborated with students from the American University of Central Asia and...
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies congratulates RSSS Major Megan Dasha Rumble on her acceptance to the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3) Collaborative Sustainability Fellowship Program:
As part of ongoing talks aimed at strengthening the governmental and educational relationships between the University of Arizona and Kazakhstan, a delegation visited College of Humanities leadership to discuss potential collaboration.   The visit...
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies congratulates the following students on their recent awards: Florence Borozan Award Maria Donahoe Misha Tentser B. G. Thompson, Jr., Award Anna Fomchenko Alexander and Mary Tsien Dunkel Award Sterling...

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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