Slavic and Eurasian Studies

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

The Department's mission is to further excellence in our various disciplines. This means that we:

  • Provide quality undergraduate instruction in our language and literature programs and interdisciplinary area study courses;
  • Support study abroad experiences both for graduate students and undergraduates;
  • Advance knowledge in our research fields of Slavic and Eurasian languages, literatures, cultures, area studies, and linguistics; and
  • Prepare graduate students for both public and private sector career


The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is a National Resource Center for Russian and East European Studies, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education, for 1988-2010 and 2014-2018. CREEES has also been awarded funds for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for those years.

The Center, formerly Post-Soviet and East European Studies, was established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1984, and now includes over 60 faculty members from over 20 different departments and administrative units across campus.

Each year, CREEES offers approximately 50 courses in the languages of the area — Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS), Czech and Polish — as well as occasional opportunities to learn Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh and Ukrainian. In addition, CREEES offers approximately 60 courses in the social sciences, humanities, and professional schools relevant to the study of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

CREEES offers BA and MA degrees, as well as four dual-degree programs.