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.

Chinese Studies Website

Plan of Study

Chinese Studies, BA

Related Career Interests

Careers in Chinese Studies

  • Teaching and Education
  • Translation or interpretations
  • Business and managerial positions 
  • Program managers in government agencies focusing on Asia/China
  • International sales
  • International market research analyst
  • Graduate or professional school
  • Many other positions in business/management, not necessarily related to the major but based on graduate's global awareness and broad-based liberal arts skill set

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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