Welcome to the Russian Studies Program!

Russian is the official language of 148 million people in the Russian Federation. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the newly independent republics formerly part of the Soviet Union: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The demise of the Communist Party has brought the 380 million citizens of the former Soviet Union into a wider world of politics, culture, economics, business, and commerce. A knowledge of Russian can be a valuable asset to students in virtually any major. Never have the Russians themselves been more open and eager to communicate with people from other countries who can speak their language.


Here are some of the career paths taken by our Russian BA graduates of the past seven years:

MA program in Slavic Studies, Stanford 
Stanford University Law School 
PhD program in Slavic Studies, Yale 
CU-Boulder Law School 
University of Texas Law School 
MA program in International Security, Georgetown 
MA program in Slavic and East European Studies, Georgetown 
MA program in Communications, City University of London 
MA program in Journalism, New York University 
Cornell University Law School 
Special Education teacher, Denver 
PhD program in Slavic Studies, Columbia 
MA program in Human Resources, London School of Economics 
Foreign Service Officer, Campala 
Chief Editor, Alfa Bank, Moscow 
Several English teachers, Russia 
Assistant Manager, English Publication, Research Support, KDB Daewoo Securities 
Public Health associate, Centers for Disease Control 
US Department of Defense, IT and Russian specialist;
US Air Force Logistics Readiness Officer