Trinity’s Russian program includes three components: language courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels; literature courses in both Russian and English; and culture courses in both Russian and English, including cinema, folklore, history, and the arts in their historical context.

Fast Facts
  • Students generally enter the program with no knowledge of Russian, but leave with the ability to read, summarize, and discuss both literary texts and articles from the Russian press.
  • Study abroad in Russia.
  • Participate in the Russian Club.
  • Earn honors in Modern Languages and Literatures by writing an honors thesis.
Scenic view at night of a colorful Russian building


What You'll Study

An in-depth look at Russian language, culture, and literature


Connecting students to global Russian communities

Faculty don’t just bring Russian culture to the classroom—they connect students to real Russian communities around the world, providing opportunities for study abroad in the Russian Federation and study in domestic language immersion programs.

Bruce T. Holl
Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Life beyond the language.

Honors Programs

Students can apply for the honors program within the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.

Research Opportunities

Qualified Russian majors can conduct their own research during their final two or three semesters at Trinity, write an honors thesis in Russian...

Study Abroad

Students frequently study abroad for a summer or a semester in the Russian Federation.

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Student Organizations

Anyone interested in Russian culture can join the Russian Club. Activities include film showings, lectures, and social events.

When You Graduate

Prepared for a competitive global environment

Armed with an extensive knowledge of Russian language and the opportunities to study abroad, students are well-prepared to go on to graduate studies, launch careers in Russian marketplaces, or work for the government or NGOs.



Graduates of the program have successfully moved on to a variety of pursuits, including graduate studies, government service, further language study, law school, or employment with American firms in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Fordham University Law School
  • George Bush School of Public Policy at Texas A&M
  • University of Texas LBJ
  • UTSA

Career Areas:

  • Government
  • International business
  • Military

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • US State Department
    • United States Foreign Service
    • US Military
    • US Peace Corps


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