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 (36 hours)
General Education (45 hours)
Electives (39 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 in Foriegn Languages, including Virginia Tech's Pathways. 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 Major 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 its 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. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture through a study abroad program that will help you hone your language skills. Our graduates pursue a variety of careers that utilize what they have learned in this program.
Beyond the Classroom
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 pursue 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.
Project Global Officer, better known as Project GO, promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps students.
Careers and Further Study
What Do I Do with a Major in Russian?
Your command of the Russian language will help you thrive in social situations and forge strong business relationships. With 150 million speakers worldwide, you'll be an asset in careers like these:
- Foreign Diplomat
- Travel Writer
- FBI Agent
- University Professor
- International Investment Banker
- Public Relations Coordinator
- Foreign News Correspondent