Russian offers courses in the language from first through fourth year, as well as courses in Russian literature, linguistics, and civilization and culture. Russia has a rich culture, which is notable different from that of Western Europe. The Russian major has an emphasis on the modern world on globalization. The Russian program extends outside the classroom, a weekly tea hour allows students from all levels of Russian to meet, play games, and practice informal Russian conversation. There’s also the Russian Club, which holds a variety of different engagement activities of interest. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad opportunities.

Russian Website

Plan of Study

Russian, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Russian

The intrinsic mission of the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures is to promote international understanding while ensuring students the best foreign language education possible. Their skills and cultural awareness will traverse boundaries and borders and help create a true global community for the future. Our students will use their language skills as:

  • Teachers and translators of diverse languages
  • Employees of multi-national companies
  • Diplomatic and business leaders in international trade
  • Scholars and researchers of foreign literatures and cultures in a global academic network
  • Foreign aid service programs
  • Community volunteers

Transfer to Russian

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
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