Major Requirements

Students must complete 36 credits of coursework beyond liberal studies requirements or the AA degree. Students must have:

  • 24 credit hours from the Area Specific approved course list
  • 6 credit hours from the Concepts & Theories approved course list
  • 6 credit hours from either the Area Specific or the Concepts & Theories approved course list and/or an approved internship or directed individualized study course

Students are commonly able to select approved courses in departments such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology

Approved Course List

All courses counted towards the major must come from the approved list of courses. A list is compiled each semester which reflects actual course offerings in each term. You can see the master list of approved courses on the FSU General Bulletin although these will not include new or special topics courses. For the semester-specific approved course list, please contact the Russian & East European Studies undergraduate Academic Program Specialist.

Area Language Requirement

Majors must complete area language coursework to the intermediate level (2220 or equivalent course) or demonstrate intermediate proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking in Russian, German, Czech, Serbo-Croatian, or another approved area language. Any credit hours taken to meet this requirement do not count towards the 36 credit hours required to complete the major.


Students must earn a C- grade or higher in each course and an overall 2.0 major GPA.

Second majors

Up to 6 credits may overlap between two majors.

Mapping Requirements

All students must meet “mapping” requirements. See here.