A total of forty (40) credits above Russian 201 as follows:
- Russian 202.
- Russian 205; and either 212 or Humanities 201. (Russian literature track)
- Two courses from Russian 301, 302, 309.
- Russian 410, 486.
- Russian 300 or 400.
- One course from Russian 215, 255, ML280.
- One course in Russian history approved by the program coordinator.
Recommended (do not count toward the 41 credits needed for the major): Economics 323 (Classical and Marxian Political Economy) and IS 284 (Russian Successor States.) Majors are encouraged to spend at least one semester studying in Russia.