Saint Louis University

Major in Russian Studies

Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences  

Download a fact sheet about SLU's undergraduate Russian studies degree.

Saint Louis University Russian Studies Degree Overview 

There is such a demand for graduates who speak Russian that the U.S. government has identified mastery of the language as a critical need. Saint Louis University is the only institution in the St. Louis region that offers an undergraduate degree program in Russian.

At SLU, Russian studies students work closely in small classes with experienced professors. Students in SLU's Russian studies program develop both spoken and written proficiency of the language, while also studying Russian history, politics, literature, theology and philosophy.

What You'll Learn in SLU's Russian Studies Degree Program

Russian studies students at SLU practice their communication skills over weekly lunches with our native-speaking faculty, watch a Russian film once a month and participate in Russian cultural events on campus. You'll hear lectures presented by visitors from Russia, or cook a Russian meal and eat it with fellow students in the Russian Club.

You will also have a chance to study abroad at Saint Petersburg State University (Smolny College), Russia's first liberal arts institution. (Learn about studying abroad at SLU.)

What Can You Do With a Degree in Russian Studies from SLU? 

Expertise in Russian studies is needed in many fields. Recent graduates with a degree in Russian studies from Saint Louis University work for government agencies such as the U.S. Armed Forces, NASA, the NSA and the CIA, and for nonprofit organizations such as Amnesty International, Green Cross, the Peace Corps, and Mother and Child.

Other graduates with a degree in Russian studies work as teachers, both in the U.S. and abroad, as librarians or in business.

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