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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian Studies Certificate


This certificate is designed for majors in any field who wish to enhance their understanding of the peoples and cultures of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. The College of Arts and Sciences offers this certificate through the collaboration of the Department of World Languages, the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, and the Department of History. Courses from other departments may count if their subject matter has significant Russian or Eurasian content.

Certificate Requirements

14 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA in certificate coursework.

Certificate Core (14 Credit Hours)

Other Program Information

This is not an exhaustive list. Other courses with significant Russian-related content may be substituted for those listed above upon approval of the Russian Studies Coordinator.

Students must declare their intention to be awarded the certificate by notifying the coordinator at least one full semester prior to graduation.


All students are encouraged to develop their language skills to the highest possible level, whether they are working in a Slavic, Turkic, or other language of the region. It is very important that students begin developing their language skills as early as possible. It is recommended that students take as many years of language study as possible.

GPA Requirements

Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in certificate coursework.