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Russian Language and Literature, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Get access to countless multimedia sites. GW’s Russian program, which is one of the arts and humanities disciplines in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, takes students on a journey through Russia, from its ancient origins to present day.

Related fields include history, art history, international affairs, literature, political science, philosophy and other disciplines within the humanities.

Russian conversation, literature, film and culture. Students who complete four years of the language plus an approved study abroad program can expect to acquire working proficiency.

What can I do in the Russian Language and Literature field?

Russian has been identified as a critical language by the U.S. government. George Washington University graduates have become diplomats, specialists in international law and security as well as businessmen, college professors, high school teachers, researchers, translators and travel consultants. They actively use their language skills not only in dealing with Russia but also other post-Soviet nations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • First-Year Russian 
  • Second-Year Russian 
  • Russian for Heritage Speakers 
  • Intermediate Russian 
  • Russia Today: Topics in Advanced Russian 
  • Readings in the Russian Press 
  • Introduction to 19th Century Russian Literature I (in English)
  • Introduction to 19th Century Russian Literature II (in English)
  • Russian Culture to 1825
  • Russian Culture from 1825
  • Russian Literature from the Revolution to WWII (in English)
  • Russian Literature from WWII to Present (in English)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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