Department of German and Russian Studies

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From Munich to Moscow, Heidelberg to St. Petersburg, fluency in German or Russian languages unlocks opportunities to engage diverse communities across the globe. 

Our German and Russian Studies programs provide you with the language proficiency and cultural appreciation needed for meaningful exchange in an interconnected world.

Led by faculty with a broad scope of expertise, the programs have been recognized nationally for their excellence and academic contributions to German and Russian topics. In addition, the German Studies Program has been designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German.


Undergraduate Programs

Prepare for your global future by exploring the languages, literature and cultures of Germany. Or, expand your cross-cultural awareness with a Russian Studies minor for an interdisciplinary look at the Russian language, history and culture.