This major requires a minor. Study abroad is recommended but not required for this major.
The Russian major program offers classes in Russian language as well as Russian culture; e.g. film, history, and society. Russian is not only the language of the largest country in the world but is also spoken in 15 countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia by over 160 million people. Consider taking Russian for careers in the government, Foreign Service, military, journalism, international NGOs and business, education, and tourism. The US Government designates Russian as a “critical” language. ROTC students may be eligible to receive scholarships or other benefits if they select this major.