Chinese Studies Minor

No matter your major, a minor in Chinese studies can open new career opportunities and help you enhance your resume before you graduate.

Whether you're looking to enter the world of business, engage in international policy and diplomacy, or collaborate with scientists and engineers around the world, the Chinese Studies minor can help you diversify your abilities so that you're prepared to cross boundaries. It's a flexible program, and we'll help you integrate Chinese Studies with your major so that you can finish your degree on schedule.

For students interested in Study Abroad, there's no better way to explore the world than to learn its most commonly spoken tongue. And with an ever-intensifying job market, having a second language in your arsenal can make all the difference as you build a satisfying and purposeful career. 

Chinese Studies Minor Requirements

  • At least three lower-division courses (a minimum of twelve units) and
  • Four upper-division courses (a minimum of sixteen units).
  • Each course must be taken for letter grade.
  • The seven courses must selected from at least three different departments or programs. Students may petition a maximum of two courses to overlap with their major or general education requirements, with major department or college approval.
  • No more than three Chinese language courses may be applied towards the minor.
  • For students wishing to apply courses taken abroad towards the minor, you will need to petition each course and certain restrictions apply. Please consult with the program coordinator regarding: the student petition process, the minimum unit requirement for courses abroad, which type of course qualify and what combination is applicable for each particular student. AP credits do not count towards the minor.