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 eleven courses:

  • 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 cultures and histories of Russia's great cities.

The Russian Program welcomes double majors.  Our faculty have advised successful Independent Study projects for students pursuing a double major in Russian and fields like History, Mathematics, Political Science and Global and International Studies.