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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

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/...
Two College of Humanities seniors have swept the university's 2020 Centennial Achievement Undergraduate Awards.  Derek Foehrkolb, graduating in December with degrees in Russian and Slavic Studies and public management and policy, and Armando Gavin...
If you are taking any RSSS classes as an undergraduate or a graduate student, you can enter our first ever Russian Art Challenge contest with a grand finale scheduled on April 28th at 5:30 p.m. The deadline for photo submissions is April 20th.  For...
Congratulations to the College of Humanities’ Outstanding Senior for Fall 2020, Derek Foehrkolb! Foehrkolb is graduating with a bachelor of arts in Russian & Slavic Studies and a bachelor of science in Public Management & Policy, with a 4.0...
The University of Arizona Russian program ranks fourth in North America for graduating majors in Russian Studies.   According to an annual survey of enrollments, the UA ranks behind the University of Chicago, University of Texas at Austin, and...

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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Svetlana Popovic
B.A.
Russian
2016
B.A.
Journalism
2016
Rick Ruth
B.A.
Russian Studies
1971
M.A.
Russian Studies
1973
Dana Vandersip
B.A.
Russian
1988