Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Department Overview

slavic & eastern languages and literatures

The Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures provides graduate- and undergraduate-level courses of study through its four overlapping component programs:

  • Linguistics
  • Russian and Slavic Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies

The Department offers:

  • degrees at the AB and MA levels in Linguistics, in Russian, and in Slavic Studies,
  • a dual five-year AB-MA program for Boston College undergraduates,
  • departmental undergraduate minors in Linguistics in Russian, in Arabic, and in Chinese.

SELL also coordinates the interdepartmental undergraduate minor in East European Studies and co-coordinates the undergraduate interdisciplinary minors in Asian Studies and in Jewish Studies.

Graduate joint programs with Law or Management are also possible.

For information concerning the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Asian Studies, contact Prof Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang, Coordinator, Asian Studies minor, chiangs@bc.edu.

For information concerning the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in East European Studies, contact Prof Cynthia Simmons (Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures), Director, East European Studies minor, simmonsc@bc.edu.

For information concerning the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Jewish Studies, contact Prof Donald Fishman (Department of Communication), Co-Director, Jewish Studies minor, fishmand@bc.edu.