Bryn Mawr College Department of Russian offers an undergraduate program of study that has become nationally and internationally renowned.

Russian is a multidisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Russian culture and the Russophone world.

Our program in Russian language is designed to help students successfully attain an advanced level of oral proficiency in Russian by the time they graduate. In addition to language courses at all levels, students have the opportunity to take a variety of courses in Russian literature, history, cinema, and culture. 

Learn more about Russian at Bryn Mawr on the department page on Inside Bryn Mawr. 


Sydney Millar ‘19

As a Boren Scholar, Sydney spent a full year at Al Farabi Kazakh National University taking intensive Russian language classes for her capstone year as part of the Bryn Mawr Russian Language Flagship Program.

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Sydney Millar ‘19
You can do so many things with Russian, and I want to dip my toes into a variety of opportunities like translation or gallery consulting.

Degree Options

Russian major, A.B.

Russian minor

Special Programs

Russian Language Flagship

Created under the auspices of the National Security Education Program (NSEP)/National Flagship Language Program (NFLP), the Russian Language Flagship addresses the critical need for U.S. professionals to use Russian at the highest levels of functional proficiency. It is the one of eight Russian Language Flagship programs in the U.S. and is the only one of these eight to be located at a women's liberal arts college.