A minor in Chinese is great for students seeking Chinese language skills as a supplement to a second major, such as business administration, economics, international studies, political science, or history. Completion of the minor requires at least 18 semester hours.

Fast Facts
  • Exchange partnerships with universities Shanghai, Zhuhai, Hong Kong, and Taichung
  • Several study abroad opportunities in Chinese-speaking countries
  • Leader among liberal arts colleges with East Asia programs
  • One of the largest Chinese programs for a liberal arts college in the nation
Group of Trinity Students at Great Wall


What You'll Study

Going Beyond the Great Wall


Dedicated Faculty, Diverse Curriculum

Our faculty know it’s not just about learning Chinese. That’s why we’ve built a diverse curriculum focused on key issues, global relationships, and hands-on experience.

Headshot of Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz
Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
Stephen Lee Field
Stephen Lee Field, Ph.D.
J.K. and Ingrid Lee Endowed Professor of Chinese Language & Literature
Jinli He
Jinli He, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Ginger Wu, Ph.D.
Jie Zhang
Jie Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Student Opportunities

Putting theory into practice


Students can apply for a number of scholarships and grants towards study abroad opportunities through the Center for International Engagement.

Research Opportunities

Qualified students may be accepted for undergraduate research fellowships in ecological civilization in China every summer, and the East Asian Studies...

Study Abroad

Improve your Chinese and experience unique cultures through study abroad. Opportunities range from advanced language immersion to ecological...


EAST sponsors the Shanghai faculty-led study abroad program, which includes a one-month internship in a company, NGO, institute of the student’s...

Student Organizations

Chinese Language and Culture Club

One of the oldest student organizations on campus, the Chinese Language and Culture Club boasts more than 100...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

The annual EAST and Chinese Program Reception is held during Fall Family Weekend, when faculty, alumni, and former students are invited to meet...

When You Graduate

Make your Chinese Proficiency Count!

Your Trinity degree is just the beginning. Our faculty and alumni are here to help you turn that degree into next steps, international opportunities, and future careers.


Earning your Chinese Minor is a great option for students seeking global careers in foreign policy, international business, and more.

Career Areas:

  • International business
  • Law
  • Political Science




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