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What will I learn?

The Russian major and minor focuses on the history, culture, politics and language of one of the world’s largest countries. Language instruction is provided from introductory to advanced levels, and students complete courses in literature and culture. Our graduates go on to top graduate programs and pursue careers in national security, international relations, education and translation.

The program offers semester and summer opportunities to study in Daugavpils, Latvia as well as Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The Russian program offers numerous scholarship opportunities through Project Global Officer, for the intensive study abroad program in Latvia, and is one of only eight universities in the US to offer the Russian Language Flagship. The Russian Flagship provides opportunities for students to achieve professional level proficiency in Russian through intensive courses, study abroad and cocurricular activities. Flagship students enroll in specially designed courses and programs of study which allow them to simultaneously pursue diverse academic interests.

Career Options

Historian
Translator/Interpreter
Foreign Diplomat
Teacher/Professor
Travel Writer
FBI Agent
International Journalist
Consultant
Public Relations Coordinator
International Investment Banker
Foreign News Correspondent

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$30,867.00 (22,95,554) per year
International Student Fee: USD $550

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete: 3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II), 2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics), additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended). Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

For international students

Before you can be considered for freshman admission, you must complete:

3 units of math (includes algebra I, geometry, and algebra II)
2 units of laboratory science (chosen from biology, chemistry or physics)
additional academic units (foreign language is highly recommended)

Some majors have other requirements, such as an additional year of advanced math or lab science. Most students who are selected for admission have completed more than the minimum requirements and have at least a B+ grade point average.

English Language Requirements:

Students taking the IELTS must obtain a score of at least 6.5, with no sub-score below 6.5 to be considered for admission to Virginia Tech. Students taking the PTE must obtain a score of at least 53. Depending on the type of TOEFL used, Virginia Tech expects students to have scores of: Internet-based test: at least 80, with no section sub-score less than 16; Computer-based test: at least 233; Paper-based test: at least 550. Application Deadline: Fall - January 15 (Regular Decision).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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  • Makes innovative contributions in learning and discovery
  • 14:1 student-faculty ratio
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