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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

  • Completion of 7 Chinese Studies courses
  • A minor can be completed with up to 7 upper-division courses with a maximum of 3 lower-division courses can be applied to the minor
  • Each course must be taken for letter grade.
  • The 7 courses must selected from at least 3 different departments or programs. A maximum of 2 courses can overlap with their major requirements, with major department approval.
  • No more than 4 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.

    Download a CHINESE STUDIES MINOR checklist here (PDF)