Minor in Russian

Russian Studies at Howard

Howard University is the only Historically Black University with a Russian Studies Program. Howard University offers a Russian language minor which includes coursework in the areas of history, social sciences, and culture. 


Students also participate in a wide range of events and activities offered in the Washington, D. C. area, including internships, presentations at think tanks and government institutions. Students can also take advanced level coursework at Georgetown, George Washington, and American universities through our consortium agreement.


Need additional information on the Russian Studies program?  Contact the program coordinator.


OSU Slavic Conference

Dr. Brunilda Amarilis Lugo de Fabritz


Locke Hall 358

Howard Students in Russian Studies Program

Howard Students with Dr. Lugo de Fabritz at HBCU Foreign Policy Conference

Howard Students at Midwest Slavic Conference

Howard Students from Russian Studies Program at Harvard University Conference

Terrell Starr, former Fulbright fellow and journalist for The Root, talks about Russia

Minor in Russian

Course Requirements

The Russian Minor at Howard University requires 18 credit hours beyond the 004 level of language, which can be completed taking courses on Russian language, literature and culture.  See Dr. Lugo de Fabritz to verify which courses qualify.

Study Abroad

Students are highly encouraged to engage in study abroad in the Russian-speaking world. You should consult the program coordinator, Dr. Lugo de Fabritz, to see which program best fits your interests.

2019-2020 U.S.-Russia Foundation Fellowship Applicaiton

You can download the application by clicking on the following links:



Additional Resources

Russian Area Studies Narrative Draft
National Endowment for the Humanities Call for Proposals