Russian is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with 164 million native speakers and 114 million second-language speakers in Russia, in other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and in communities across the globe. It is the language of one of the world’s leading cultures, whose achievements in literature, art, music, science, technology and sports have won worldwide acclaim, and whose history, internal politics and foreign policy have a significant impact on global events. For these reasons, Russian is classified as a critical-needs language by the U.S. government.
Both tracks offer students training in skills to communicate in Russian, to foster an understanding of Russian culture and society, and to develop critical-reasoning, reading and writing skills.
A G8 country, Russia has rich natural resources and one of the world’s largest economies. Over the past decade, Russia has been undergoing a wave of resurgent nationalism; its government continues to exert considerable influence in international affairs and has recently pursued policies that have put it in contention with the United States and Europe. For this reason, the U.S. government has classified Russian as a critical-needs language vital for national security interests and stresses the need for professionals with Russian expertise.
Recently, graduates of the Russian program from The Ohio State University have gained rewarding employment in federal agencies. Graduates in Russian have also pursued careers in fields such as international business, secondary and postsecondary education, economics, law enforcement, and translating/interpreting. In addition, qualified graduates have had opportunities to teach English in Russia and Eastern Europe.
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- The program offers five years of Russian language plus a large variety of electives (many taught in English) in Russian culture, literature, film and linguistics. Additionally, education abroad, internships and individual research projects all can be counted toward the Russian major.
- Students can also draw on the many courses in Russian art, geography, history, music and politics as well as courses in other regional languages and cultures.
- The Russian major has two tracks: (1) Russian language and (2) Russian literature, culture and film. All students take second-year Russian, third-year Russian (with different courses required for each track), a capstone course, and electives drawn from the many courses offered in advanced Russian language, culture, literature, film and linguistics.
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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