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, 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.
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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.

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Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
Bruce T. Holl
Bruce T. Holl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Life beyond the language.

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

Intellectual rigor and cultural immersion

Combining a Russian minor with another program gives students an advantage in a competitive global environment where flexible, independent thought and intimate knowledge of another culture are desirable commodities.



Students pair a Russian minor with other disciplines to make a worldwide impact and often choose career paths that involve deep knowledge of Russian culture, such as government or military fields.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Law
  • Public Policy
  • Public Service

Career Areas:

  • International business
  • Law
  • Military

    Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

    • Homeland Security
    • United States Military
    • US Peace Corps


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