Russian Studies

College of Liberal Arts

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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Students majoring in Russian studies are encouraged to spend one or two semesters on an exchange program in Russia.

Major--B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following Russian studies core requirements:*
    RUSS 201--Intermediate Russian I--4 credits
    RUSS 202--Intermediate Russian II--4 credits
    RUSS 301W,O--Advanced Russian--3 credits
    RUSS 302W,O--Advanced Russian--3 credits
    RUSS 431--Studies in Russian Culture--3 credits
    RUSS 432--Studies of Russian Literature--3 credits
    RUSS 482--Selected Topics in Russian Literature--3 credits
  4. Complete 9 credits from the following Russian Studies electives:*
    ANTH 302--Ethnography of Siberia--3 credits
    BA 460O--International Business--3 credits
    ECON 463W--International Economics--3 credits
    GEOG 306--Geography of Russia--3 credits
    HIST 315--Europe: 1900-1945--3 credits
    HIST 460--Russian America--3 credits
    HIST 464--History of Russia--3 credits
    PS 468W--Government and Politics of Russia--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: BA 460 and ECON 463 are recommended for students who are planning to minor in business administration. Please contact the business administration department for prerequisites.


  1. Complete the following:
    15 credits from the Russian studies core or an advisor-approved combination from the Russian studies core and Russian studies electives.
  2. Minimum credits required--15 credits