Undergraduate Program

 Golden Bear Orientation events for incoming undergraduate students:

The Slavic Department is hosting two events during the Golden Bear Orientation, open to new first- and third-year students:

  • Thursday, August 16: Visit our table at the Major/Minor Fair. Pauley Ballroom, ASUC, 12-2pm
  • Tuesday, August 21: Slavic Department Open House — drop-in advising, language placement and course information, etc. Slavic Department Lounge: 6321 Dwinelle Hall, Level F. 10-11:30am



The Department offers several different major and minor tracks (see MAJOR TRACKS and MINOR TRACKS). With the choice of tracks, students may develop a program of study that suits their needs and interests. There is flexibility in the number of languages, literatures and cultures studied and the types of courses taken. Whereas some students focus primarily on literature and language, others pursue a program that embraces a variety of related disciplines. All our majors have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in their areas of interest. Many of our students pursue a double major, with the other major in History, Political Science, Economics, Business, Peace and Conflict Studies, and other disciplines. Although much of what we teach is specific to the Slavic field, the faculty is dedicated to helping students develop skills in English expository writing, in interpreting texts, in oral communication, in research, and in critical thinking. As students in a small department, our majors benefit from the accessibility of their teachers and the community of fellow students.

For non-majors, we offer a number of courses (taught in English) that fulfill breadth requirements in Arts and Literature, Philosophy and Values, Historical Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and International Studies, as well as courses in the University program of Freshmen and Sophomore seminars. See COURSES. Learn more about the Slavic Department’s Study Abroad options here.