Welcome to the Chinese Studies Program at UCSD
The interdisciplinary nature of the program can accommodate students of a wide range of interests. In addition to our local resources, the University of California Education Abroad Program (EAP) and Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) are affiliated with various universities and language institutes in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Study Abroad courses are subject to final approval by the program director of an Undergraduate Student Petition upon completion of the course(s). Please note that at least six of the upper-division courses for the major must be taken at UC San Diego.
UC San Diego hosts one of the strongest programs on modern Chinese culture and society in the United States, with particular interest in religion, popular culture and film. Another focal point of research and teaching is the evolution of scientific ideas and technology in pre-modern China. To learn more, explore this website and/or contact ChineseStudies@ucsd.edu.
If you are interested in earning a major or minor in Chinese Studies, click here to learn more.
For more information about learning or continuing to learn Mandarin Chinese, please be aware that you will need to take a short and informal placement interview with an available instructor. Click here to learn more.
You are welcome to view the Chinese Studies WASC approval here.