Slavic Major

The Major in Russian and East European Studies offers an in-depth introduction to Russian language and culture. The broad variety of course offerings in literature, art, and linguistics provides the basis for a variety of options.

Students who intend to pursue a graduate career in literary or library science are advised to take courses on literature, media and culture.

Students who wish to enter such fields as political science, business, or economics, the teaching credential program, or a master's program with a teaching emphasis, should study political, linguistic and social issues of contemporary Russia.


The official requirement sheet can be accessed from the online General Catalog here.

UCSB participates in the University of California Education Abroad  Program through which UC students spend a summer, semester or year in  Saint Petersburg. Qualified students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity; financial assistance is available. Additional information is available in the department office. See Study Abroad page.