Students with an interest in Russia or in central and eastern
Europe may pursue a concentration in this area as part of their regular
degree studies. Students who fulfill the following requirements may be
awarded a Certificate in Russian, Central and East European Studies
upon completion of their degree. In many cases, the certificate
requirements may be used to satisfy the student's own graduate-degree
1. Completion of three courses (9 credits) in Russian, Central
and East European subjects, with a grade of B or better. These
courses must be taken in disciplines other than the student`s degree
program. Of these three courses, no more than two can be in any one
discipline. Only one can be in the 300-400 level, subject to approval
by the program`s director.
2. Completion of a yearlong seminar (6 credits) offered by the Center for Russian, Central and East European Studies.
3. Completion of a major research paper under the guidance of two participating faculty members.
4. Proof of proficiency in one of the languages of the region.
Language tests are administered by the Center for Russian, Central and
East European Studies.
Only students already admitted to a
degree program in the Graduate School-New Brunswick may participate in
the certificate program. Courses in Russian, Central and East European
Studies are offered by participating faculty through their departments
and graduate programs. Further information is available from the
director of the certificate program.