MAJOR IN RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES
Russian Area Studies offers an unprecedented wealth of career opportunities. Relations between the Russian and American governments, businesses, professions, non-governmental organizations, and educational and cultural institutions are developing rapidly, and demand for people with language skills and a knowledge of the area is increasing.
The Russian Area Studies academic programs
- provide undergraduates with a structured, multi-disciplinary understanding of this complex region of the world and Russia's relations with other countries in the area;
- train undergraduates who wish to pursue a professional career in Russian studies in government, academia, or business;
- foster greater knowledge of the Russian area by preparing our students for study in Russia and by encouraging Russian citizens to visit Villanova;
- serve the University community and the larger community beyond campus by enhancing a knowledge and understanding of the Russian area through conferences, lectures and cultural events.