Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements:

A. Completion of 21 credit hours of upper division taught in Chinese, including CHIN-4351

B. Completion of one of the following additional requirements: 

  1. Nine additional credit hours of upper division courses in Chinese. 
  2. Three upper division credit hours in another language plus six additional credit hours in other courses approved by the major advisor and the department chair. 

C. Completion of at least one semester or summer abroad in a Chinese-speaking country. 

II. University requirements: 

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 


In order to be granted full acceptance for admission to a major in Chinese, French, German, Russian, or Spanish, a student must have completed the CHIN-3301 course in that language with a grade of C or better.


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers an Honors Program in Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. The requirements for Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures are the same as the university requirements. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office.

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 Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D. (Acting Chair)


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