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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.

Plan of Study

Russian Webpage

Transfer to Russian

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Russian

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

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