The BA program in Russian offers students a unique opportunity to study the language, literature and culture of Russia. Students in the program gain intermediate to advanced reading, writing, and oral and aural Russian language skills.
The Russian language program also partners with the Melikian Center to offer a transdisciplinary baccalaureate certificate in Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies for students in agribusiness, anthropology, architecture, economics, geography, history, political science, religious studies, Russian, sociology and women's studies.
Students of Russian are encouraged to take advantage of an ASU exchange program in Russian language and translation by spending a semester or year in Moscow, St. Petersburg or Kazan.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
Flexible Degree Options
Accelerated program options
This program allows students to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years.
It is offered as an accelerated bachelor's and master's degree with:
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Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students will be advised by their academic departments to apply.
With Russia as an active player in world affairs on the international stage, knowledge of Russian language and culture is a valuable asset for graduates interested in government, diplomacy and international affairs and commerce.
Knowledge of multiple languages and intercultural competencies enhance any occupation and offers graduates many career opportunities. Career fields using languages include:
- administration of nongovernmental organizations
- advertising and marketing
- diplomatic and foreign service
- domestic and international business
- foreign correspondence and journalism
- international education and study abroad administration
- international law
- interpreting and translation
- teaching and research
- travel and tourism
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. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
- Growth: 1%
- Median Salary*: 62360
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).
Studying abroad is vital when learning Russian language and culture. To be immersed among native language speakers adds value to the degree, and the experience prepares students to take off in an exciting, multicultural career with valuable skills employers seek. Students can choose from programs in many Russian-speaking countries. Programs vary in length, from summer programs to full-year programs.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends specific study abroad programs for students majoring in Russian.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.