You will explore Russia’s language, literature, history, politics, arts and religion in an intimate program. Faculty members will encourage you to study abroad and help you find the best experience. You may have opportunities to interact with the Russian-speaking community in Central New York, home to hundreds of recent émigrés from Belarus and the Ukraine.
A regimented academic path? Why? Isabella Schoning ’16 was interested in so many things her first year at Hamilton College she took courses in seven departments and not one was physics. Still, she’s managed to double major in physics and Russian studies - and study abroad. Schoning went to St. Petersburg, Russia, an experience supported by a Gilman International Scholarship Program award. She is a dean’s list scholar and the 2014 recipient of the College Scholar Athlete Award. She’s also worked as a College tour guide, taught English to refugees and is a member of the women’s varsity tennis team.More >>
In 2012, Ross Ufberg ’07 co-founded New Vessel Press, a publishing firm that specializes in translating foreign literature into English. And he’s pursuing a Ph.D. in Slavic languages at Columbia University, working on Russian and Polish literature.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in Russian studies are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: