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Chinese Studies

Purdue University in West Lafayette

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.

Plan of Study

Chinese Studies–Education Track, BA

Chinese Studies–Language & Culture Track, BA

Chinese Studies Webpage

Transfer to Chinese Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Student Recruitment Office

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Chinese Studies

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

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