Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies


What is Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies?

In this major, you’ll develop a broad expertise in the history, politics and culture of an important area of the world. Students will learn about Russia as well as many other countries, from the Czech Republic to Estonia to Uzbekistan. This is an interdisciplinary major with a focus on current affairs. Your coursework will include classes in history, sociology, and political science. Students can construct their own program that suits their interests and career goals.

Career Options

  • Academia
  • Government
  • Nonprofit work
  • Social services

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

47% employed after graduation

32% attending graduate school

5% volunteering

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: Teach for America, Strategy Lending Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Women's Resource Center

Sample grad school destinations: DePaul University, College of Law, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1170 - 1440 SAT Score

3.20 - 3.74 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390


  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872


  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246