MAJOR: RUSSIAN, EAST EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES
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The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is an outstanding location for training the next generation of qualified professionals. The Center sponsors a variety of activities during the academic year, including lectures by distinguished visiting speakers, workshops, and conferences; a calendar of events is distributed via monthly newsletter. Students regularly participate in a full range of exchange programs in the former Soviet Union and Central/Eastern Europe sponsored by various organizations.

The increased need for area specialists in the former Soviet Union and East Europe has expanded career opportunities for students majoring in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. The recent development of commercial and economic ties between the U.S. and these countries has led to more than 150 joint projects now underway in the following areas: resources management (such as oil extraction and mining), science, health, transportation, agriculture, and housing. Companies engaged in these projects often seek qualified employees with background in the appropriate area and language studies.

Declare This Major

Undergraduates currently enrolled at UT who wish to declare a Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies major must first meet with a Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies advisor. There is no formal application process. For more information, visit the student affairs page on how to declare a major.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

Required Courses

Visit the Russian, East European and Eurasian studies degree plan to view all required courses for the Russian, East European and Eurasian studies major in the College of Liberal Arts. View descriptions of current Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies courses.

Personality

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies students have a passion for learning foreign languages and wish to immerse themselves in the complex cultures of the Russian, East European and Eurasian regions. Students in this major plan to engage in academic and career-related pursuits related to the Russian, East European and Eurasian regions and typically study or travel abroad.

Skills

The Russian, East European and Eurasian studies major, as with most Liberal Arts majors, develops students' critical thinking, writing, and research skills as they immerse themselves in the literatures, cultures, and languages of the Russian, East European and Eurasian regions. Russian, East European and Eurasian studies majors will become proficient in a related foreign language of their choosing: Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian Croatian. This major provides students with a strong set of transferrable skills, as well as an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the literature, culture, art, and music of the Russian, East European and Eurasian regions applicable to a number of different career fields and/or graduate study.