Special features of the BGSU Russian program are:

  • Four-year program of language and culture study--one of the best in Ohio.
  • The program encourages undergraduate research projects.
  • Small class size and personal attention.
  • Campus-wide opportunities for learning more about Russia.
  • The Russian program has an associated Russian Club and honor society, the Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society.

Some Good Reasons to Learn Russian

Official BGSU major requirements

BGSU is the only public institution in northern Ohio to offer a full, four-year course of study in Russian culture and language. The Russian major provides a quality liberal arts education combined with language and learning skills. In comparison with others in the U.S., BGSU students have recorded above-average scores on standardized Russian tests.



BGSU Library's Russian Language and Culture Guide


SRAS (School of Russian and Asian Studies) - wealth of info. and excellent newsletter

IREX site - IREX is a professional organization.
American Councils/ACTR - combines information and learning resources.
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages
The Birch - an undergraduate journal of creative work and critical commentary regarding Eastern European and Eurasian politics, history, art, and literature

ExpatRU - The virtual community for English-speaking expats and Russians
BGSU Career Center
Ohio State Olympiada of Spoken Russian
American Chamber of Commerce in Russia





This link shows Justin Moscioni placed 2nd in a statewide Russian competition.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Russian are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the aesthetic aspects and socio-historical contexts of a set of representative texts from Russian culture;
  • Be able to employ different interpretive approaches;
  • Know the cultural history and social realities of the Russian culture;
  • Attain language proficiency levels congruent with national professional standards published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Russian program went through Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2016-17.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Russian program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Russian program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

Updated: 11/17/2022 11:49AM