Russian - A.B.

General Information

Degree & Major: Russian - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Germanic and Slavic Studies
Ms. Cecilia Reynolds
(706) 542-1412
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: The undergraduate program in Russian is designed to provide students with communicative proficiency in the Russian language and knowledge of important aspects of Russian culture.

Career Opportunities: Russian is the first language of approximately 150 million people and has long served as a lingua franca for millions more in the former republics of the Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe. Russian continues to play an important role in global politics, and there are a wide variety of career opportunities in both governmental and non-governmental organizations with an international focus. Russia’s reentry into the world economic system has also opened up a vast and largely unexploited market for Western goods and services, and business opportunities in the region can only increase over time. Furthermore, most large employers in the U.S. are international corporations which need employees who have the knowledge and experience to function successfully in foreign settings and to deal with their international business partners; foreign language majors are a definite asset to such companies.
of Transfer Students:
Students transferring as third-year students should have completed four semesters of Russian study equivalent to UGA courses RUSS 1001-2002.
Special Requirements: Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in each course. With permission of the department, up to six semester hours of upper-division transfer credit may be applied towards fulfillment of the major requirements; otherwise, all courses fulfilling the major requirements must be taken in residency.
Scholarships: Travel and related assistance for study abroad.
Student Organizations: The Association of Russian Students.
Available Graduate Programs: Various related fields.