Russian (BA)

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, 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. For more information, students should visit https://mystudyabroad.asu.edu/.

Degree Offered

Russian (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

Despite the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has remained an active player in world affairs. Russia's continued presence on the current international stage makes knowledge of Russian language and culture a valuable asset for students 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 and occupations using languages include:

  • administration of nongovernmental organizations
  • advertising and marketing
  • airlines
  • cultural advisor
  • diplomatic and foreign service
  • domestic and international business
  • film, television and multimedia
  • foreign correspondent and journalist
  • hotel and resort management
  • intelligence
  • international banking
  • international education and study abroad administration
  • international law
  • interpreting and translation
  • medicine and health professions
  • military
  • ministry
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • social work
  • teaching and research
  • travel and tourism
  • technology industries

Additional education and certification may be required for some career paths.

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. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$68,950
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Interpreters and Translators 28.7%$43,590
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary10.9%$59,490

* 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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