A minor in Chinese can be selected by students who wish to gain a basic understanding of the language as well as the history, culture and literary traditions of China.

Please contact the department's undergraduate academic advisor for any questions.


A minimum of 18 credits must be taken in Chinese language and literature courses, including a total of 13 upper-division credits. All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. The GPA for all minor coursework must equal 2.00 or higher.

Pass/fail work and CHIN 3200 will not apply to the minor. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credits, including 6 upper-division credits, of transfer work toward a minor. CHIN 1010, CHIN 1020 and CHIN 2110 do not count toward minor.

Required Courses and Credits

Required Courses
CHIN 2120Intermediate Chinese 25
CHIN 3110Advanced Chinese 15
CHIN 3120Advanced Chinese 25
At least one additional upper-division, 3-credit-hour CHIN course.3
Total Credit Hours18