Slavic Studies

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


What is Slavic Studies?

In this major, you’ll focus on the language, literature, and culture of Russia in a historical context. Students will develop intensive cultural literacy and communication skills through humanities-oriented training. Our program will encourage you to study abroad in places like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prague, and Krakow. These opportunities will expand your education in ways that aren't available in the United States. You can choose from five concentrations:

  • Czech Studies
  • Polish Studies
  • Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
  • South Slavic Studies
  • Ukrainian Studies

Career Options

  • Business
  • Community work
  • Creative arts
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Research
  • Teaching

Post-Graduation Success1

85% employed or continuing education

55% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

4% volunteering

$36,509 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: U.S. Peace Corps View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of California, Los Angeles View All

Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in the major

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

94% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs3

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,712
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,222
  • Total: $35,862


  • Tuition: $31,832
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses:$18,562
  • Total: $55,322


  • Tuition: $34,280
  • Fees: $4,928
  • Expenses: $18,562
  • Total: $57,770