Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the region encompassing Russia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, including the Balkan, Baltic, Caucasus, and Central Asian states that were republics of the former Soviet Union.
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern politics, culture, economics, and society, and linguistics of the regions. Your job prospects will be stronger if you double major in an entirely different field, such as business, international relations, political science, economics, STEM, or education. A double major will give you a vast range of skills you can apply to a variety of careers and fields, from business to PR to teaching.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Russian Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Russian Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies?
A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in area studies, political science, history, Russian language and literature, international business, law, diplomacy, or library science. As well, this major/degree provides a solid foundation for graduate work.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Russian Studies International Association
- Eighteenth Century Russian Studies Association
- The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
Publications/Magazines in Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies: