Slavic Studies (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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Gain a competitive edge with skills in the lesser known Slavic languages and an understanding of the cultures and customs in this Eastern European region.

Program Description

The Slavic studies minor places an equal focus on Slavic languages, cultures and regional studies. Students can pursue a concentration in either Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian or Polish to gain professional linguistic proficiency.

The program is designed to complement the studies of students whose professional interests intersect with Poland or the countries of southeastern Europe, regardless of their major discipline. Many students are majors in history, cultural anthropology, music, political science or economics.

Program Requirements

The minor in Slavic studies requires 18 upper-division credit hours. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be taken in residence at ASU. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Slavic Language Courses -- 6 credit hours
Language sequence options for earning the required six credit hours are: complete BCS 311 and BCS 312, or BCS 495 taken twice; OR PLC 311 and PLC 312, or PLC 494 Polish for Heritage Speakers taken twice.
Course substitutions are permitted for heritage speakers and other advanced speakers of Slavic languages. Please contact the School of International Letters and Cultures for more information.

Notes: This course may be repeated for credit.
Notes: This topic may be repeated for credit.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
Slavic Upper-Division Elective (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
No lower-division language courses are applicable to the minor.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add the minor in Slavic studies to the degree they are currently pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A minor in Slavic studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military, sociology, marketing or various other fields.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers

  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
  Bright Outlook


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Political Scientists

  • Growth: 6.6%
  • Median Salary*: 128020
  Bright Outlook

Sales Managers

  • Growth: 4%
  • Median Salary*: 130600

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 1.4%
  • Median Salary*: 76030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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