From Tolstoy to Tchaikovsky, Russia has made vast contributions to world culture. Russian studies are as relevant today as ever before. The world’s largest country remains a dynamic and fascinating geopolitical force and holds a revered place in the international scientific community. The fate of its immense natural resources is a truly global issue. Russian language coursework is a valuable and practical supplement to any number of majors, and especially for those considering careers in political science or international business.

Want to Study Russian? You Have Options.

In the 21st century, as Russia joins the world marketplace, study of the Russian language is an excellent combination with business, law and technology. The Russian minor at Drew offers two tracks: Russian Language and Literature, and Russian Cultural Studies.

Alumni Outcomes

Our first Russian special major, Robert Kopeck, went on to become vice president of the World Bank. Here’s what several recent Russian majors/minors are now doing:

• Jeanne-Marie Jackson: PhD Yale University, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins
• Sarah Calderone: awarded Critical Language Scholarship from State Department, Fulbright Scholarship to Russia, in MA in Human Rights at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
• Alla Baranovsky: PhD candidate, Harvard University
• Nicholas Nacamuli: US Air Force
• Jonathan Slaght: PhD University of Minnesota, Director of Russia Projects, Wildlife Conservation Society
• Karen Timko: MLS, Slavic librarian, Indiana University