Welcome to the Slavic Department
The Barnard-Columbia Slavic Department
The Slavic department prides itself on giving students a strong foundation in language study, which serves as invaluable preparation for future graduate work in literature, history, economics, or political science, as well as for careers in government, business, journalism, or international law. The Barnard-Columbia Slavic Department offers academic instruction in six Slavic languages and literature (Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Serbian/ Croatian/ Bosnian, and Ukrainian), with particularly extensive offerings in Russian.
Four majors are available to students in the Barnard Slavic Department. Barnard students may also minor in Russian, which requires a total of 5 courses beyond the second-year language level.