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The Great Wall of China on a sunny day, where students with a major in Chinese may visit on education abroad.

Have you considered pursuing a major in Chinese? 

The major in Chinese develops students’ language competence and provides training in Chinese culture and society through a combined approach of proficiency-oriented, communicative, situational and education abroad activities. The diversity of courses offered prepares students - both majors and nonmajors - for future career advancement. 

The program also strives to connect students with the large Chinese community on and off campus. All of the courses are taught by faculty members who have received training in Chinese linguistics, Chinese language teaching, and Chinese cultural and literary studies. 


Graduates with a major in Chinese pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of the Chinese language, culture and communication. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Fulbright - Taiwan
  • Sears Holding Corporation
  • U.S. Intelligence Community
  • IBM
  • Department of Defense
  • GE Capital
  • Microsoft

Alumni work as: 

  • English teaching assistants
  • International recruitment coordinators
  • Analysts
  • Chinese immersion teachers
  • Legislative correspondence staffers
  • Instructors
  • Patient services representatives

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