Russian and East European Studies
Explore the vast region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia and take advantage of study abroad opportunities --- and learn to live and breathe another language. You can immerse yourself in another culture and personalize a plan of study that includes not only language, but politics, history, music and more.
The certificate in Russian and East European studies encourages students to develop competency in Russian or another East European or Eurasian language as well as the culture and politics of the region.
Coursework leading to the certificate is offered by outstanding faculty in diverse fields of study including architecture, economics, film studies, geography, history, international business, literature, music, political science and religious studies.
A student with a major in any school or department may pursue this certificate and develop a personalized plan of study in cooperation with an advisor at the Melikian Center.
Certificate holders enhance their prospects for study abroad fellowships and graduate admissions and also qualify for unique entry-level government employment opportunities.
The requirements for the Russian and East European studies certificate are 22 credit hours of Russian or another Eurasian or East European language and 30 credit hours in Russian, East European and Eurasian area-related course work, of which at least 24 credit hours are upper-division.
At least three disciplines must be represented in the area-related course work, and at least 12 credit hours must be outside the School of International Letters and Cultures (i.e., non-RUS, SLC and SLV courses). Fulfillment of these requirements is certified by the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies and is recognized on the transcript as a certificate in Russian and East European studies. The purpose of this undergraduate certificate program is to encourage students majoring in a chosen discipline to develop special competency in Russian, Eurasian or East European languages and area studies. A student with a major in any school or department may pursue this certificate and develop a personalized plan of study in cooperation with an advisor in the Melikian Center.
A "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better is required in all upper-division course work.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
For more information or to add the certificate, students should contact Melikian Center Associate Director, Dr. Irina Levin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-965-4174.
NOTE: Students are not to schedule an appointment with a School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies advisor to enroll in the certificate.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.