Enroll in the only collegiate program to offer a Chinese studies degree in South Carolina. Learn Mandarin and study the cultures of China and the Chinese diaspora to prepare for a career in an increasingly interconnected world.
Students who choose a major in Chinese studies recognize China's ever-expanding role in global affairs. You'll explore the history and culture of one of the world's oldest, largest and most highly developed civilizations. With more than a billion people who speak Chinese worldwide, proficiency in the Mandarin language is an asset in many future careers, such as international business.
Take advanced courses in Mandarin, and study or work abroad in one of the many countries where the language is spoken.
Design Your Program
Make the degree your own with courses on language, society, politics, literature and film.
Prepare for a range of professions where Chinese language and cultural studies are valuable assets.
What You’ll Study
Courses are designed to help you learn to communicate in Mandarin while deepening your appreciation of the history and traditions of Chinese culture. Study the social and historical aspects of culture, literature, politics and religion under our distinguished faculty. Understand China’s impact on the global economy.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Foreign Language Skills
Communicating effectively to understand different cultures and foster global connections
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Public Relations Specialist
- International Business
- Nonprofits and NGOs