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.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Russian Website

Plan of Study

Russian, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Russian

  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • International Sales
  • Policy Developer
  • Foreign Aid Services
  • Customer Service
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Travel Services/Guidance

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

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