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Undergraduate major concentrations in the Slavic Department include Polish, Russian, and South Slavic: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian.

Undergraduate minors are available in Polish, Russian, South Slavic: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and in Slavic Literatures and Cultures in Translation.

Degrees offered:

The Masters degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures places almost equal emphasis on Russian literature and Slavic linguistics.  This well-rounded approach allows students to continue on to specialized doctoral study in the areas of Russian literature or Slavic linguistics.  With its focus on both areas, the MA course of study provides students interested in working professionally with Russian in government or other areas with solid language skills and well-rounded training in the field.

Doctoral Study in the department Slavic Languages and Literatures can be tailored to the doctoral student's interests and future research plans.  Doctoral study allow students to pursue a knowledge of a second Slavic language and literature, a minor field, as well as in-depth preparation leading to the doctoral dissertation.

Degrees offered:

This certificate will provide undergraduate students with a designation of expertise in Persian language and related cultures. Currently, no such credentials exist for students at KU for this critical language. Students taking upper level language courses and courses related to Persian cultures, societies, and politics will be able to receive certification for their  investment.

Degrees offered:

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KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad