Study authentic Russian history and language as you fall in love with the traditions of the world's largest country.
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Total Credit Hours: 120
Russian Major Requirements (33 hours)
General Education (up to 45 hours)
Electives (51 hours)
What You'll Study
You'll examine the grammar and composition of the language, making goals to improve your proficiency level and deepening your understanding of Russian culture and history. You'll take 120 credit hours for a bachelor of arts degree, including Virginia Tech's Pathways or Curriculum for Liberal Education (CLE). Our available courses include the following:
- Russian Culture and Civilization
- Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
- Russian for Oral Proficiency
- Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
What Is a Degree in Russian?
Dive into the nuances of Russian literature while learning about the country's fascinating history. We'll highlight the unique customs of their people, along with the mechanics of their language, so you can communicate with confidence and ease.
Why Study Russian Here?
Broaden your appreciation for Russian culture as you research it's modern influence. You'll develop your language skills in business-oriented contexts, helping you to compete in one of the world's top entrepreneurial nations.
Beyond the Classroom
Russian Club and Culture
Join The Russian Club and Culture to unite with other students in the major and to explore the language and way of life together.
To hear more about their activities and events, contact the Russian Club's president, James Flanagan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you complete undergraduate research, you'll have opportunities to submit your work to conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals, including Philologia.
We encourage independent study and your undergraduate research with a faculty advisor, especially if you're planning to persue graduate school.
Russian Study Abroad in Latvia
Immerse yourself in the language as you explore the streets of Latvia. Enjoy trips to the Dinaburg Fortress and the Rothko Art Center. Tour the Basilica of Algona, the ornate Rundale Palace, and more.
Credits earned during the program count towards the Russian major or minor.
Careers and Further Study
What Do I Do with a Major in Russian?
Consumer studies majors are passionate about educating the public or working on behalf of consumers to ensure safety and greater well-being. Having the skills to think critically, analyze problems, innovate solutions, and work collaboratively prepares our graduates for jobs. With internship experience and lots of opportunities to study independently or abroad, our students have a headstart on the competition when they graduate.
Some organizations hiring recent graduates include:
- American Red Cross
- Consumer Federation of America
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Consumers Union
- Cooperative Extension
- Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals International
- Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Enterprise Cars
- Ryan Homes
- Sherwin Williams