Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Why study Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies?

The University of Kansas Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REES) program covers a broad geographic region, home to rich and diverse cultures that have had an enormous impact on today's world. Interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates informed citizens with in-depth understanding of this geopolitically and culturally critical world region, which plays a central role in today's political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues. 

The KU REES program is collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature, and offers a unique opportunity to study contemporary politics and medieval history, environmental problems and great works of literature and art, as well as multiple other related subjects. It offers opportunities to study abroad in a variety of culturally rich, exciting places. Crucially, it prepares students for a wide range of careers in research, business, government, and the nonprofit sector, with the opportunity to make a profound impact on both national and international levels.