Russian is one of the five official languages of the United Nations and is the native language of 142 million citizens of the Russian Federation.
Russian at Memorial
The Russian major combines learning the Russian language and developing a specialization in various aspects of Russian culture, literature and contemporary issues, relevant to the importance of Russia as a world power in the 21st century. Students can avail of study abroad and internship opportunities in Russia.
You may apply for admission into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences by indicating bachelor of arts as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty is subject to your meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.
Sample first year
Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for students studying Russian.
Sample courses and degree map
Russian degree map
Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your bachelor of arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.
In the 21st century, the ability to communicate at the international level is an essential skill that is greatly valued in several areas including:
- education (translation, research, teaching, library work, graduate studies)
- business and industry (banking, journalism, export/import, advertising, publishing)
- social work (police work, health sector, courts)
- government services (customs, civil service, external affairs, immigration)
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Bachelor of arts
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission