With a BA in Russian, you'll hone written and oral communication skills, as well as a deep knowledge of Russian culture, history, art, literature and politics.

We work to actively support dual-degree seekers who want to pair their knowledge of Russian with majors like international studies, international business and intercultural communications. You can even build your study of Russian culture into an honors thesis project that will allow you to graduate with distinction in the major.

DU houses one of the most extensive university collections of Russian literature, and you can expand your knowledge of Russian further through DU's Russian Club and Dobro Slovo, the National Slavic Honor Society. 

Away from campus, immersive study abroad opportunities give you real-world experience in a country that wields enormous influence over global affairs. Because Russia is a political and economic international superpower, a thorough understanding of the language and culture means you'll have career options both at home and abroad.

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    Small, interactive classes that allow students ample opportunity to interact with our accomplished instructors

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    Study abroad opportunities around the globe

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    Multiple ways to tie your studies into key out-of-classroom experiences, including service learning, internships and extracurricular activities

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    Access to the support and programs of DU’s Center for World Languages and Cultures

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    Independent study programs and collaboration with faculty members

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Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete 44 credits of approved courses above the level of RUSS 1003.
  • Study abroad in Russia through the Cherrington Global Scholars Program and a service learning/internship in Denver’s Russian-speaking community, though not required, are strongly encouraged.
  • Requirements for a distinction in Russian include a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA, minimum 3.7 major GPA and completion of a thesis written in Russian.
  • Secondary major requirements are 44 credits (same requirements as for BA degree).

For more information about courses, degree/minor requirements and the program, visit the DU Undergraduate Bulletin.


Combine innovative communicative methods with in-depth cultural study in Russian.

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