Chinese Area Studies Minor

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Department of World Languages and Cultures
Program Type
World Languages and Cultures
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About this Program

The Chinese Area Studies minor prepares students to thrive as globally aware and cross-culturally competent citizens through a critical understanding of Chinese Language and culture. 

Acquired Skills

Chinese Area Studies majors develop :

  • Mandarin language communication skills
  • Intercultural competence and a global perspective
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills 

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

Career possibilities include government, international relations, foreign service, immigration services, tourism, and entrepreneurship. 

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data

Admissions and Scholarships

  • Study Abroad Scholarships, $750 
  • WLC Scholarship to support study abroad in China: $1500
  • CAHSS Scholarships to support tuition and expenses: $1500--$5000
  • China Center Scholarships to support study abroad: $1000 
  • Chinese Government Scholarships for single semester or academic year of study in China: all expense except airfare. 

Student Clubs

Chinese Language Learner's Club (CLLC) aims at increasing the Chinese language proficiency, cultural awareness and communications with the native speakers. Activities are organized every week each semester. Students with zero Chinese background are welcome as long as they are curious and tenacious.