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Ohio University Majors

Russian Studies Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Russian Studies Certificate program is an interdisciplinary and complementary course of study open to students from any undergraduate degree. It is designed for students majoring in any field, who have a special interest in Russian culture, politics, economics, and/or history. The aim of the Russian Studies Certificate program is to provide a broader examination of the rich and diverse culture of Russia by exploring it through a variety of disciplines and subjects. These subjects include language, literature, history, politics, and economics. Knowledge of the Russian language, both written and spoken, is important for an understanding of Russian culture and is therefore a core element to earning the certificate.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, students with a certificate in Russian studies could pursue a career in education, foreign service, journalism, national defense, nonprofit organizations, or politics.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages Department
Gordy Hall 283
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2765
Fax: 740.593.0729

Administrative Contact

Dr. Mila Shevchenko, certificate director

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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