Prospective Students

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers students the opportunity to study the languages, literatures, and cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe, including Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Croatia. During Fall and Spring terms, the department offers courses in Russian, Polish, Slovak, and Ukrainian, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Prospective Slavic Studies majors include students whose primary interest is language or literature, students who wish to enhance their career opportunities, students who have an interest in Central and East European politics and culture, and students with a desire to explore their ethnic heritage. Many of our undergraduate majors choose to double-major in another discipline in the Dietrich School. They may continue their studies in graduate or professional school, or go on to careers in law, engineering, business and government. The study of Russian and other Slavic languages is particularly valuable when working in local institutions, politics, business, health-related professions, and the media because of the great number of people who trace their roots to the various Slavic nations of Central and Eastern Europe.

Our small size means that undergraduate students will have the opportunity to work closely with our dedicated faculty members, many of whom are nationally and internationally renowned experts in their disciplines. Faculty members routinely organize outside of the classroom outings for undergraduates, including trips to the Pittsburgh Symphony and Ballet, cooking classes, and film screenings.

Meet Faculty Member and Department Co-Chair Nancy Condee »

For more information about our department, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact the Dietrich School's recruitment team at

If you are interested in graduate programs at the Dietrich School, please email for more information.