Russian (Minor)




At a Glance: program details

Minor Map

Study Russian and be part of a tight-knit community of students dedicated to learning a strategic language and understanding Russia's influential place on the world stage.

Program Description

Students pursuing a minor in Russian gain introductory to intermediate language skills and an understanding of the literature and cultures of Russian-speaking peoples and regions.

The Russian language program cooperates with the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies to offer students a transdisciplinary experience and an opportunity to study abroad in Moscow, St. Petersburg or Kazan.


Program Requirements

The Russian minor consists of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be upper division. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Literature Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in Russian

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in Russian may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.


Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A minor in Russian studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers in public policy, diplomacy, foreign affairs, global security, political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military, sociology, marketing or other various fields.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Business Intelligence Analysts


  • Growth: 35.2%
  • Median Salary*: 103500
  Bright Outlook

Community Health Workers


  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
  Bright Outlook

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers


  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
  Bright Outlook

Lawyers


  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
  Bright Outlook

Sales Managers


  • Growth: 4%
  • Median Salary*: 130600

Social and Community Service Managers


  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
  Bright Outlook

Interpreters and Translators


  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


  • Growth: 1.4%
  • Median Salary*: 76030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).




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