How do I declare Russian as my major?

The German & Russian department follows the University guidelines for declaring a major. They are as follows:

The majority of students declare their major during the second semester of their sophomore year. Prior to declaring a major, a student should have earned at least 55 hours.  A student may declare Russian as their major earlier than this if they already accumulated 55 hours of credit, such as during the fall semester.  If you are interested in declaring Russian as your major and you meet the other requirements, you should contact Dr. Elena Clark (336.758.2656) for information.

What courses do I take during my first 2 years?

To be admitted into the major, there are no courses a prospective Russian student should take.  However, in order to fulfill the requirements for graduation, students are encouraged to complete their language requirement (200 level course) before declaring a major. Additionally, all freshmen should be working to complete their basic and divisional requirements.

A major requires twenty-four hours beyond Russian 153 and must include Russian 210 or 212, 317, 321, and 328. A minor in Russian requires fifteen hours beyond 153, three of which must be earned in Russian 321. Students of Russian are also encouraged to study abroad. Please contact Dr. Clark or the Center for Global Programs and Studies for more information.

How do I change my major to Russian?

If you have already declared a different major, but would like to change to Russian, please follow these instructions from the Registrar to Add/Drop a major.

What do I do if I am a transfer student?

If you have transferred to Wake Forest University, have completed 55 hours so that you are able to declare a major, and would like to declare Russian as your major, please follow these instructions from the Registrar.

How am I assigned an advisor?

Additionally, you will need to closely examine the student record of classes to ensure that you will be able to finish all required course work prior to your intended date of graduation.

Dr. Clark is the advisor for all Russian majors and minors. Once you have officially declared Russian as your major, Dr. Clark will appear as your advisor.