FAQs

How is Russian Flagship different from a Russian Major?

At PSU, a Russian Major is a rigorous four-year program that provides students with broad foundational skills in Russian language, literature and culture.

The PSU Russian Flagship Program, in addition to providing broad foundational skills in Russian language, literature and culture, permits students to develop Russian language skills across a broad range of non-traditional subjects. Students who complete the Russian Flagship Program, including study abroad, can normally expect to graduate with ACTFL Superior (ILR 3) proficiency in Russian.

Students who complete the PSU Russian Flagship Program will graduate with a major in Russian and a PSU Certificate of Advanced Proficiency in Russian.