Become one of the many students who’ve gone on to great careers after taking Slavic and Russian classes at Temple University. Get started by making your declaration, visiting us, reviewing your transfer options and applying in time to meet our deadlines for next semester.

Russian Students Go on to Great Careers

Studying Russian helps you succeed after graduation: Russian class students have a higher rate of acceptance for graduate study in law school, business school, medical school and other professional programs.

Russian provides students with the opportunity to pursue careers in many diverse areas. Former students of Russian are now working or have worked as engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center with Russian cosmonauts training for the Space Shuttle, at banks operating in international markets, as professors of Russian literature at small colleges and large universities, in major accounting firms in Russia and in the US, in large and small law firms, in press offices in Russia, Europe and America, in the State Department and Commerce Department of the federal government, in the FBI, in the Peace Corps, as English teachers in Russian high schools, and for non-profit agencies such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the National Foreign Language Center, and the US-Russia Business Council. Some former Russian students have worked for the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) and the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) both in the US and in Russia.

Russian classes provide students with the opportunity to pursue careers in many diverse areas. Former Russian students are now working or have worked at:

  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center with Russian cosmonauts
  • International banks
  • College and university Russian programs
  • Major Russian and U.S. accounting firms
  • Large and small law firms
  • Russian, European and American press offices
  • The U.S. Department of State and Department of Commerce
  • The FBI
  • The Peace Corps
  • Russian High Schools
  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • The National Foreign Language Center
  • The U.S.-Russia Business Council
  • The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR)
  • The International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)

The US Government needs more linguists with Russian language expertise. The Commerce Department, FCC, ITC, FBI, CIA, NSA, Energy Department, State Department and other branches and agencies are all hiring professionals with Russian skills!

Make Your Declaration

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Thinking of Transferring?

Almost half of incoming Temple students transfer from other colleges and universities. If you’ve taken 15 or more college-level credits after high school graduation, you can apply for admission as a transfer student. If you’re thinking about transferring, consider attending a Transfer Tuesday general information session.

Learn More about Transferring to Temple


When you are ready to apply, submit your application online at


  • February 1: Freshman Application Deadline for Fall Semester
  • February 1: FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • November 1: Transfer Deadline for Spring Semester
  • June 1: Transfer Deadline for Fall Semester