Declaring a Major

All students must see the Major Advisor for consultation and study list planning and approval prior to pursuing a major track.

Students may declare their major upon entry to the university. However, we encourage one year of study in the student’s major language prior to declaration.

Consult each track requirements for details.


Slavic majors with a minimum GPA of 3.3 overall and in courses for the major are invited to consult with members of the faculty and the Major Advisor in the spring of their junior year about the honors program and a thesis topic. Requirements for the honors program in Slavic include an honors thesis course (H195) on a topic of individual interest. The student writes a thesis under the direction of a member of the faculty (as thesis director) and one additional faculty member (who also reads the completed thesis). The work on the thesis often begins in Slavic 100 in the Fall and is then continued in H195 in the Spring semester.