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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Bachelor of Arts


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus
St. Basil Cathedral in Russia

Investigate Eurasian cultures

In the past decade, contact between Russia and the former Soviet republics, and the United States has grown dramatically. A major in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) can take advantage of these exciting developments.

Contact Info

Benjamin Sutcliffe, Ph.D.


Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture

172 Irvin Hall

400 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

Majors receive individual attention and direct contact with fellow students and with professors. You can also work with professors on research projects. Tutorial services augment classroom contact. Along with the Russian language, we also offer courses such as Russian folklore, Soviet politics, Russian history, Russian literature, etc. Our majors are encouraged to study overseas and often receive national-level scholarships.

  • RUS 101 Beginners’ Russian
  • RUS 137 Russian Folklore
  • RUS 254 Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • RUS 255 Love and Death in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
  • POL 331 Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-199

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Career Options

An undergraduate degree in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies also provides a solid foundation for graduate work in area studies, political science, history, Russian language and literature, international business, law, diplomacy, or library science.

Additional Opportunities

Students may also take advantage of scholarships, guest lectures, special courses, and study-abroad programs associated with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. Miami is the only U.S. university to have such a center at an institution that is focused on undergraduate education. Students may also be interested in becoming a Dawisha Junior Fellow, a competitive program open to those majoring (or double-majoring) in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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    Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

    The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies is an interdisciplinary center devoted to programs designed to foster interdisciplinary research on the most important questions relating to the future of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia and to service and learning activities that provide

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Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • Top 10 in most widely spoken world languages year retention

    Miami University Data

  • >25% of the world's scientific literature is published in Russian

    Departmental Data


  • By studying a foreign language, we learn that there are ways to express things that the English language cannot. Language also tells you a lot about what a culture values.

    Anna Melberg ’18
    Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

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