Chinese Studies

The Chinese Studies major offers academically rigorous courses in Chinese language, history, literature, culture, religion, and film studies. Students acquire the general literacy and appreciation of the richness and variety of traditional and modern Chinese Studies in its broadest sense. Chinese Studies majors gain a deep understanding from reading and pondering the issues presented in the carefully selected materials regarding the above areas.  Chinese Studies provides students the ability to study in depth about China and Chinese speaking regions and to develop their academic skills and qualifications for careers related to China.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Chinese Studies Website

Plan of Study

Chinese Studies, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Chinese Studies

  • Teacher
  • International Market Analyst
  • International Sales
  • Policy Developer
  • Translation/ Interpreter
  • Humanitarian Services
  • Community Relations
  • Importing/Exporting
  • Law and Politics
  • Journalism

Transfer to Chinese Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.2

Contact Information
College of Liberal Arts Student Recruitment Office

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