Welcome to Slavic and East European Studies (SEES)!

Hus Monument, Prague Although this major is just getting started, we already have exciting opportunities for students interested in majoring or minoring in this area studies program.
The SEES program was instituted in Fall 2007, and already students are recognizing the usefulness of studying this important but often neglected region of Europe.
Nature of Program. The Slavic and East European Studies (SEES) interdisciplinary major offers an integrated approach to the study of the languages, cultures, history, geography, politics, economies, religions and societies of Eastern Europe. This region includes: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Romania, and Moldova. The demand from government and the private sector for individuals specializing in this resurgent area of Europe has renewed in recent years, even as economic, political and cultural changes have served to make Eastern Europe more accessible. The SEES program incorporates diverse disciplines, language study and study abroad to provide students with a deep as well as broad grasp of the region’s past, present and future.
Career Goals for Graduates. In today’s increasingly global setting, business, diplomacy and scholarship all benefit from a thorough knowledge of at least one foreign language and a familiarity with the culture, history, politics and economics of the region speaking that language. A major in SEES prepares students for further study in graduate or professional schools, and also contributes background that may be applied to work in government, foreign service, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international business or law.