Russian Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

BA Degree; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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

Major -- BA Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the BA degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following:*
    RUSS F201--Intermediate Russian I--4 credits
    RUSS F202--Intermediate Russian II--4 credits
    RUSS F301W,O--Advanced Russian--3 credits
    RUSS F302W,O--Advanced Russian--3 credits
    RUSS F432--Studies of Russian Literature--3 credits
  4. Complete two of the following Russian studies core requirements:*
    RUSS F431--Studies in Russian Culture--3 credits
    RUSS F482--Selected Topics in Russian Literature--3 credits
    RUSS F484--Russian and Soviet Cinema--3 credits
  5. Complete 9 credits from the following Russian studies electives:*
    ANTH F302--Ethnography of Siberia--3 credits
    BA F460O--International Business--3 credits
    ECON F463W--International Economics--3 credits
    GEOG F306--Geography of Russia--3 credits
    HIST F315--Europe: 1900–1945--3 credits
    HIST F461--History of Alaska--3 credits
    HIST F463--Imperial Russia, 1700–1917--3 credits
    HIST F464--Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia--3 credits
    PS F468W--Government and Politics of Russia--3 credits
  6. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

Note: Electives must include at least 12 upper-division credits. BA F460 and ECON F463 are recommended for students who are planning to minor in business administration. Please contact the business administration department for prerequisites.


  1. Complete 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