Russian is the first language of over 150 million people worldwide. It is spoken in Russia, other countries in the former Soviet Union, and in many communities in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and North America. It is one of the five official languages of the United Nations. The U.S. government has classified Russian as a critical needs language vital to its national security interests.
Studying Russian language and culture through this program in SPU’s Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics is an intellectually stimulating and enriching experience that can lead to an exciting career in travel, business, commerce, and governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Find out more about this program’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.