The Barnard-Columbia Slavic Department offers instruction in six Slavic languages and literatures (Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Serbian/ Croatian/ Bosnian, and Ukrainian) , with particularly extensive offerings in Russian.  The 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 department offers four major tracks in various aspects of Russian or other Slavic cultures, and a minor in Russian for those wishing to combine the study of Russian with a specialization in a different department.

Policy on No Exemption from General Education Requirements through Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate Credits

Students entering Barnard in fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, but these credits will not exempt students from General Education Requirements requirements.

Further information may be found on the Registrar's website: