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Study Chinese and achieve proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the language, and also develop a fundamental understanding of Chinese culture. Students will be equipped with the necessary language skills to further their studies, as well as achieve their academic and/or career goals, in fields from business to computer science to journalism. Chinese is also one of the official languages of the United Nations.

Career Opportunities

  • Opportunities for Language Majors
  • Retailer
  • Journalist
  • Linguist
  • Government Employee
  • Medical Practitioner/Nurse
  • Lawyer/Paralegal
  • Counselor
  • Editor
  • Customer/Sales Representative

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Asian Languages and Cultures

An interdisciplinary major that serves students with strengths and interest in Asian languages and cultures, providing these students with communicative, critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills as well as the intercultural competency that employers seek, enhancing possibilities of working internationally.

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Minor in Chinese

The Minor in Chinese is an 18-credit program available to undergraduate students from any major. Students will take a combination of introductory and upper-level courses in the Chinese language, as well as on Chinese culture, Chinese music and cinema, and more. We also offer the possibility of Study Abroad.

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Minor in Asian Languages

The 18-credit curriculum provides students with an opportunity to study TWO Asian languages in one program (choosing from Chinese, Japanese and Korean). Students will choose either a Japanese or Chinese concentration, with one of the other two Asian languages counting as a secondary language.

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