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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of Northwestern University offers deep knowledge of Russian culture and literary tradition, international knowledge and language proficiency for use in such fields as government, law, business, or journalism. The major (or minor) may complement study of history, political science, health, or other disciplines.

The department strongly recommends that students study abroad. Programs take place in Prague, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Krakow, Almaty, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir. A maximum of 6 courses from study abroad may be counted toward the major.

Career paths

Previous majors and minors have been accepted to renowned graduate programs and have gone on to law school, medical school and successful careers in the State Department, the Department of Treasury, and International Business Development.

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 include:

  • Introduction to Polish
  • Elementary Russian
  • Russian Language and Culture
  • Introduction to Russian Literature
  • Slavic Civilizations: What is Lyric Poetry?
  • Lit. & Politics in Central & Eastern Europe

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application*
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores†
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores‡ (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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