Recent world events have only reinforced the importance of studying the language and culture of Russia. MSU’s undergraduate program in Russian is designed to help students develop proficiency in the Russian language, literature and culture. Students may study Russian as part of a multicultural education or as a complement to a profession in scientific research, government service, international business or education. 

What can I do with Russian?

Graduates in Russian pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of language and culture, communication, and international and domestic affairs.

Alumni work at:

Law Firms

U.S. Armed Forces

Public and Private Schools


U.S. Congressional Offices


Peace Corps

Alumni work as:

Scientific and Medical Translators

Legislative Assistants


Russian Instructors


Customer Advocates

Boren Fellows