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Chinese Studies

The growing importance of China's economy, along with long-established centers of commerce and culture in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore, attracts many students eager to learn about Chinese culture and the Chinese language.

What to Expect

Established in 2014, the Chinese studies major is one of the university's newest majors. The four core faculty members in the Chinese program are distinguished scholars who offer courses in Chinese culture that range from medieval poetry to contemporary film, drama and media.

Every semester, the program sponsors academic and cultural events either independently or in collaboration with the Center for Asian Studies or other organizations in the university.


Undergraduate Degree

B B.A. in Chinese Studies

The Chinese studies program belongs to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department is one of the largest and most diverse departments in the college, providing instruction in 10 languages.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies:

  • Intermediate Mandarin Chinese
  • Chinese Culture, Tradition and Modern Societies
  • Women in China
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Screening China

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

Our Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides the most current information on the application process so you can check the requirements based on your current status and find university scholarships.