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Majors & Minors

This program provides a broad education focusing on the languages, cultures, literature and politics of this vast region. It draws from a number of disciplines, including history, modern languages, political science and economics.

Other learning opportunities

The Office of International Programs offers a term abroad in Russia. Irkutsk, a city of 600,000, offers a variety of popular activities, including traditional Buryat folk festivals, concerts at the Philharmonic and strolls along the Angara River. Students tour the Kremlin in Moscow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg on their excursions to the present-day and former capital of Russia. Journaling and a presentation on campus are key parts of the learning experience.

Careers after Union

The Russia and East European major leads to a degree of Bachelor of Arts and is designed primarily for those seeking careers in government service, journalism, law or business. Our graduates also teach, consult and work in marketing, advertising, aerospace and computer engineering.

Here's a look at what some alumni have been doing since graduating:

  • Social studies teacher
  • General management assistant, Frankel Green Theatrical Management
  • Associate, Greenwald Law Offices
  • Graduate student, Sports Industry Management, Georgetown University
Russia and East European studies career paths