Study Russian, the seventh most spoken language in the world and one of the official languages of the United Nations. Multilingual students with awareness of many cultures gain an edge to compete in today's world.
Whether you're pursuing global career opportunities or building on your passion for language and culture, studying Russian gives you valuable practical and analytical skills. A foundation in the Russian language and culture benefits those pursuing primary studies or future graduate work in economics, environmental studies, political science, law, international security studies and sociology.
Join the ranks of program alumni who have gone on to graduate programs at Harvard, Georgetown and other elite schools.
Enjoy opportunities to learn around the world through a variety of study-abroad partners.
Obtain funds from the Air Force, Boren fellowships and critical language scholarships, plus awards for STEM fields and study abroad.
What You’ll Study
Russian is recognized by the U.S. government as a strategic language. USC’s Russian undergraduate degree is the only one in the state. Learn many transferable skills, such as global awareness, cross-cultural literacy and the ability to work with diverse groups. Gain proficiency in Russian, and take courses in the language, literatures and cultures of Russia.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Foreign Language Skills
Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections
Studying past events, analyzing their context and comprehending their significance and impact
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Business Executive
- International Law