The Slavic Studies major readily combines with other majors. Whether it's your primary major or a second major, Slavic Studies stands out on your resume. The cross-cultural oral and written communication skills, facility with creative and analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills you develop in our major will serve you well in your first job and in your lifelong career path.
Hours and Requirements for the Major in Slavic Studies
Minimum required major courses equate to 30 hours including 6 hours in advanced language and 24 hours in literature and culture.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
Departmental distinction: Graduation with distinction may be earned by completion of one of the following two options:
- GPA in departmental courses of 3.75; or
- GPA in departmental courses of 3.50, plus successful completion of academic study trip to the region, documented by graded transcript. See a departmental adviser to work out details, preferably two semesters before graduation.
Students must select one concentration in consultation with an academic advisor. Students in all concentrations must complete a) 6 hours of language beyond the second year, and b) 24 hours of literature and culture courses.
For all Concentrations
- All foreign language requirements must be satisfied.
- A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60 - 75 hours).
- Study abroad courses may be substituted for major and minor requirements with approval of adviser.
Concentration specific requirements
- Russian Language, Literature, And Culture Concentration
- Polish Studies Concentration
- South Slavic Studies Concentration
- Czech Studies Concentration
- Ukrainian Studies Concentration