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College of Arts and Sciences


Russian and Eurasian Studies

Russian Program at USC

The Russian Program at the University of South Carolina immerses students in the study of Russian culture, language, and literature.

Click here for information about the Russian Program's NEW study abroad program in Ufa, Russia!



Students studying Russian at USC have been attracted to the program by innovative classes, award-winning teaching, and individual attention; committed faculty dedicated to the success of their students; and engaged and motivated fellow classmates. The program offers a range of courses, the only major in Russian in South Carolina, and a popular minor in Russian. Many choose to double major in Russian and another field, often International Studies, business, or one of the sciences. Each year, the Russian Program's Ludmilla Ignatiev Callaham Award provides a $3000 scholarship to an advanced student in both Russian and the sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Russian program graduates have gone on to a wide range of exciting career opportunities

Students receive guidance in exploring study abroad options. These include the new program in Ufa, Russia, as well as exciting USC initiatives involving undergraduate research-based learning in Russia, developed in conjunction with the South Carolina Honors College. During the school year, a weekly Russian table meets near campus, and students run an active Russian Club.

Russian faculty are closely involved with the graduate programs in Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Film Studies; a limited number of courses for graduate credit are offered.


Dr. Judith Kalb

Russian Program Director
Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Humanities Office Building
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Fax. (803) 777-0454

Visit the Russian Program website.