Russian Studies at Wooster is an interdisciplinary program. Students embark on an in-depth exploration of Russian literature, history, culture, and politics, and develop proficiency in the Russian language.

A major in Russian Studies consists of:

  • at least three courses in Russian language (beyond the beginning level)
  • five courses in literature, culture and history
  • three courses in Independent Study

Students typically spend the fall semester of their junior year studying in Russia. Options for off-campus study range from Moscow, Irkutsk, and Yaroslavl (with the Middlebury Study Abroad program) to St. Petersburg (with CIEE). A semester abroad is a wonderful opportunity to study at a prestigious Russian university, live with a Russian Host family, and explore the rich cultural and history of Russia's great cities.

Faculty and students in Russian Studies form a close and lively community.  Every semester Wooster Russophiles join forces to help prepare a Russian Dinner.

Students often double major in Russian studies and a second field like History, English,  Political Science, and even Math.