The UCLA Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs that aim to help students meet their academic and career goals. In addition to offering courses in seven languages, the department hosts three undergraduate majors (Russian Language and Literature, Russian Studies, and Central and East European Languages and Cultures) and four undergraduate minors (Russian Language, Russian Literature, Russian Studies, and Central and East European Studies). Undergraduate students enjoy small courses in which they are able to develop working relationships with their professors/instructors and their peers.

The department also hosts a robust graduate program that prepares graduate students to enter the academic job market. Students are encouraged to follow their intellectual curiosities by applying for funding in order to undertake research projects (under the guidance of their faculty advisors). Graduate students in the department often participate in national conferences and are encouraged to produce original scholarship before completing their degrees.